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Life is Writable

"Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt." - Sylvia Plath

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Jennifer L. Armentrout
Progress: 181/242 pages
A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin


Panic - Lauren Oliver This book was very well done. Despite some of the plot points being somewhat unrealistic, I felt that the overall feel of the novel was completely grounded in reality. The characters actually felt like real, living teenagers who were both flawed and relatable. I'm extremely impressed with Oliver's work, especially after not caring much for Delirium.

Plus, the writing was gorgeous:

"Dodge looked out and remembered the night of the first raid, when he, Nat and Heather had hid from the cops. He felt a sudden wrench of grief, for the way time always goes forward, relentlessly. It was like floodwater: it left only clutter in its wake."

"Dodge had a sudden flash of clarity: this was what the game was really about. This was what true fear was--that you could never know other people, not completely. That you were always just guessing blind."

And, finally, my favorite line of the book:

"She was deathly afraid of dogs, she had told him. Also: ladders, heights, darkness, and the feeling you get in the middle of the night when you check your phone and see no one has texted."

Good stuff!