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11 December 2013 @ 09:06 am
So this is me just writing. For the first time in ages.

I write in my head a lot, and it’s one of my favorite distractions. It’s almost thrilling being able to totally lose myself in imagination. And I also think about how great it seems, how I’m going to transfer those thoughts into prose and actually write a decent story for the first time. But it never happens. The images start to fade, and for some reason I don’t fight to get them back. I hold onto the parts I like the best, but eventually I lose that too. Sometimes I try to figure it out again, although it never comes together in the way it once did, and it feels like a small loss.

Something is rekindling my interest in creative writing. It’s odd because I’ve always liked writing and stories. It seemed natural to merge the two interests and write them myself. But I always felt so self-conscious. I don’t know why because most of the time I had no intention of actually showing my writing to someone else anyway. But I was hesitant to cast my thoughts onto something that could be seen, could be discovered by someone, anyone, who I didn’t trust not to judge. I’d stuff journals into closets and under mattresses, password protect word documents, take all kinds of precautions, yet the insecurity and feelings of exposure never entirely went away.

So maybe for now, I need to practice building confidence. 
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03 February 2011 @ 08:55 pm

I've always been an avid reader, and while I post my annual reading list at the end of each year, I rarely give thoughts about books I've read recently. As I've become attached to superb books over the past few years, I've been doing a lot of re-reading and found that my opinions change and grow considerably during the second reading of a book. I'd like to record some of my impressions, both initial and after rereading. So, onto...


The First Eight Books of the Year Collapse )

Whee, book love. <3
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
09 December 2010 @ 05:23 pm
Which song by The Beatles is your favorite, and why?

A Day in the Life. I don't even know why. It's abstract in a fascinating way, I suppose.
Current Mood: calmcalm
"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you really love (and strikethroughthe ones you hate!).
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them. (Seriously!)

Book Meme Collapse )

And I will write a real entry soon.
Current Mood: okayokay
21 January 2010 @ 11:18 pm
How did you choose your LiveJournal username? Is there an interesting story behind it?

I adore this book. Anything by John Green, but this in paticular. I actually picked the name a few months before the book came out because I liked the way it sounded and knew I'd end up loving the book. John Green's writing is insightful and intriguing, and he finds a way to also make it hilarious at the same time. Paper Towns is strangely absurd and remarkable.
Current Mood: tiredtired
31 December 2009 @ 11:49 pm

Film List 2009Collapse )
Total Films: 42

Best New Films: Annie Hall, Citizen Kane, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Psycho, Rachel Getting Married, Stranger Than Fiction

Worst New Films: Fatal Attraction, Failure to Launch, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Current Mood: tiredtired
31 December 2009 @ 11:36 pm

Reading List 2009Collapse )

Total Books: 80

Best New Books: The Mill on the Floss; To Kill a Mockingbird; I Capture the Castle; The Portrait of a Lady; Atonement; If I Stay; The Age of Innocence; The Graveyard Book; Frankenstein; Skinny Bitch; Wintergirls; Grand Opening; Crime and Punishment

Worst New Books: Heart of Darkness; Homely Girl, A Life; Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Girl at Sea; Moby Dick; Pontoon (though this one does have a spectacular opening line)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
25 November 2008 @ 08:20 pm

I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but today I discovered this short poem by Christina Rossetti and thought it was lovely. So, here I post it for you to enjoy as well:
"An Echo from Willow-Wood"

Two gazed into a pool, he gazed and she,
         Not hand in hand, yet heart in heart, I think,
  Pale and reluctant on the water's brink,

As on the brink of parting which must be,
Each eyed the other's aspect, she and he,
Each felt one hungering heart leap up and sink,
Each tasted bitterness which both must drink,

There on the brink of life's dividing sea.
Lilies upon the surface, deep below,
Two wistful faces craving each for each,
Resolute and reluctant without speech:--

A sudden ripple made the faces flow,
One moment joined, to vanish out of reach:
So those hearts joined, and ah were parted so.

- Christina Rossetti, 1870


Current Location: Reading lovely things
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
28 October 2008 @ 12:06 pm
I was browsing in the mccain_palin08  community this morning and found this great story posted by bullamakanka ...

"Listening in on Dennis Prager this morning, a caller called in with a touching story. It actually brought tears to my eyes.

She had signs in her yard for one political party (unspecified), and her neighbour had signs in his yard for the opposing candidate.

Her signs were stolen. (I guess one can assume they were McCain signs, given the tradition).

While she was gone, her neighbor went down to the electoral office of her party (his opposite), got new signs and a bumper sticker. He set up the sign in her yard, in a respectable fashion. He then took the bumper sticker, applied it to one of those magnetic sheets (so as not to damage the paint), cut it out, and applied it to her car.


Isn't it great to hear about something like that during a time when it feels like everyone's divided by their beliefs?
Current Location: Fixing Lunch
Current Mood: thankfulthankful