Link to an essay talking about the current YA debate.


This is an amazing essay! It talks about the current YA bashing and how women and girls are still made to feel as if they are worthless. I will talk more about my thoughts later.
http://anneursu.tumblr.com/post/98438360033/on-poisoned-apples-the-great-ya-debate-and-the

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Why I Started


About a week ago, my friend wrote a post on why she wrote. After reading
it, I realized that I had some of the same feelings as her. While my friend expressed her feelings through writing, I have usually kept mine locked inside. I think part of that reason is because I’m scared to let people in. Anyway, I spoke to my friend and she encouraged me to get a blog, so I did.
Sound easy? Well, it wasn’t. It still took me about five days to actually get a blog. I hope that this was the right decision and that it will let me feel free.

4 Things We Wouldn’t Have if We Didn’t Read Banned Books


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We’re in the middle of Banned Books Week and I was thinking back at several of the amazing banned books like The Great Gatsby, Slaughterhouse-Five, and even The Lord of the Rings that would be missed if we couldn’t read them. So, here are some things we would miss out on if we look at a few banned books in a very It’s a Wonderful Life type way.

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Why I Write


I think this is so truthful. This post inspired me.

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I’ve always thought the best writers were the honest ones. So to be completely transparent here on this blog, I feel the need to clear the air a little bit about why I write.

As of late, I’ve been given a tad bit of grief about this blog, or more specifically why I do this. If you have been reading for a while, then you know it is basically where I tell the internet every little nerdy secret about myself. From my Friday night B&N runs to some of the struggles I’ve faced in my seventeen years on this planet, and everything in between.

I’ve never been the most outgoing person, the tallest person, the funniest person (I will never be the funny one. Promise), the talented one, the smartest person, the thinest person, or the best person. That just will never be me. But there are quite a few…

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