Dear Lara Jean

Dear Lara Jean,

You have revived my love for Young Adult Realistic Contemporary Fiction.

The last YA novel I read was way back in January or February of this year. Seven to eight months between YA novels used to be unheard of. Once I’d heard of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Lauri Halse Anderson, Gayle Forman . . . there was no turning back.

Granted, this has been my Fantasy year so far.

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Story Behind the Poem // day 4

Day 4 “a hope”

Yesterday’s haiku, “social distancing”, was a bit of a downer. Both versions. But I need to remember that it has taken me months to wrestle with these emotions.

(Fellow Californians, Day 138 of the state-wide shelter-in-place is coming to end as I post this. But, who’s counting?)

With today’s hakiu, I really wanted to take those specific things in yesterday’s poem and literally translate the hope in each of those.

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30 Day Haiku Project // Day 0

A poetry challenge popped up in my Instagram feed sometime last week and I promptly saved it. A fellow writer, Nicole Gulotta, is hosting it.

You an see my notes/ideas for a few of the days coming up

The prompts go through thirty days in August and revolve around life during COVID-19. It’s a beautiful way to document these weird times we’re living in. Plus, it will challenge me to write and post every day. Yesterday I wrote Day 1’s haiku on the car ride down to my parents’ house, and it changed the perspective of the poem itself.

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I’m a Book Dragon! (Or, My TBR-shelf)

I shared this post on Facebook at the end of June via Book Riot, who shared it from Paper Fury, who has an incredible bookstagram!

I love books. I own too many. And that is the reason behind putting this list together, all the books my husband I own that I want to read. The more in-depth version is here. But I wanted to separate the backstory and The List to make it a less cluttered post.

The Key:

Bold: Purchased this year, ARC received, received as a gift, found in a Little Free Library

Title and Author + Date: Read this year. Woohoo!

The Deets:

Start date: January 1, 2020

Total Books on the List:

233

123

120

Completed books: 24

Number of Books I didn’t finish (by end of 2020):

Books purchased/ARC/received this year:

11 (as of 9-6-2020)

9 (as of July 2020).

8 (as of 4-12-2020).

3

And now, without further ado, I give you my To-Be-Read list:

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