At the end of February/end of March, I WILL BE PUBLISHING A BOOK.
Well, self-publishing. On the amazon ebook store.
It’s a book of poetry that’s probably gonna be anywhere between 60-100 pages long. I’ll tell you guys more about it as I start to really solidify the story (oh, yeah, it’s a book of narrative poetry, by the way). There’s gonna be like a big cover reveal and everything. It’s for my sophomore project this year and I’m suuuuuuper fuckin excited.
I’m looking for people who’d like to read it and give reviews when the time comes!! I’d prefer that you pay for the book because having people pay you for stories is SO COOL, but it’s not like the goal of this endeavor is to make money and there could very well be people who can’t pay, so I could just as easily send you a copy for free on google docs in exchange for a review. Additionally, if there’s anyone who would like to give pre-publishing feedback/edits, that would be totally fantastic too. Leave a comment or shoot me an email if you’re interested !!
In the mornings before school, I have orchestra every other day. Student council is every Tuesday. Model United Nations is every Wednesday. Amnesty International is every Thursday. Student Newspaper is every Friday.
And that’s just in the morning. I also have Speech and Debate practice most days after school, and starting sometime soon I’ll have tournaments every Saturday. I also have violin lessons every Thursday night for an hour, and I’m auditioning this year for the all-state orchestra with sincere hopes of getting in.
All of this will have to be done while maintaining some semblance of a social life, my hygiene and appearance to a halfway decent level, and my (much-loved) 4.0 GPA. In addition to all that, I am dedicated to this blog and also need some time to write, read, or watch TV purely for the sake of unwinding.
School has started and while I knew everything would go to shit, I wasn’t quite prepared for the major onslaught of anxiety. So, to cheer myself up (and, hopefully, all of you) I hereby present to you:
The Fault in Our Stars and John Green in general are both lauded for their pro-feminist and all-around progressive viewpoints. What with the movie coming out in a few weeks, I thought I would review the book (and, subsequently the movie, if I ever get around to seeing it which I won’t promise because I’m so lazy). Also, the movie is starring the fabulous Shailene Woodley whom I adore as an actress, so I hope I’ll remember to go see it at some point. This review is going to be critical with a healthy dose of bitchy on the side, so if any nerdfighters’ feelings get hurt in the process then…actually, I’m not going to apologize because you’ve been warned.
I’ve never done a book review before, so I’ll just dive right in. (warning–this book has been out for a billion years now so this review may be spoiler-heavy for those of you who’ve been living under a rock) (more…)