Hi there, fellow writers and readers. I'm branching out and would like to give WEBook another try. A bit about me: Twenty-two, college graduate, recovering addict, a soon-to-be new mom, and the blogger for 100 Reasons to Recover. Writing is my way of leaving my footprints behind on this earth. Thoughts are fleeting, actions are temporary, but ink is permanent. (If that's not already a quote, I'll attribute it to me. Can that be considered my claim to fame??)
Side note: I love words and grammar. A pet peeve of mine is unedited published work, even if it's only on a community writing website, such as this one.
I am the blogger for 100 Reasons to Recover.(http://100reasonstorecover.com/)
I maintain my own personal recovery blog. (http://www.tumblr.com/blog/a-lifetime-of-recovery)
I write. A lot. But I read even more.
I'm a single mother. Almost.
I'm a recovering addict, of all sorts. Ask, if you're so inclined.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Coming of Age, Crime, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, General, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Cooking, Food & Wine, Crafts & Hobbies, Home & Garden, Humor, Inspiration, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, New Age & Spirituality, Outdoors & Nature, Parenting & Family, Pets, Philosophy, Reference, Science, Self-Help
Screenplay: Comedy, Drama, General, Love/Romance
Poetry: Epic, Prose
Really? This question is worse than the "favorite authors" question.
I read "The Pact" at least twice every year. "The Door to December" is something I've read several times. The "Tao te Ching" is a staple in my literary diet, as are my recovery materials. These aren't books, but "Hamlet" and "King Lear" are among my favorite Shakespearean plays. As is "Much Ado About Nothing." I had to end the list on a comedic note at least.
There are just far too many books out there that have touched my soul and have helped create the person who I am today.
Pet Sematary, Stephen King. (Re-reading a classic.)
Narcotic's Anonymous Basic Text.
Alcoholic's Anonymous Big Book.
Parks next to trees, in a comfy chair, in my bed - anywhere that is warm, dry, and has adequate lighting.
See My Projects for more details and information.
In short, I'm working on a short story collection and a YA coming of age novel.
Fiction: Coming of Age, Crime, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Family Life & Saga, General, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Novella, Religious/Inspirational, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile
Non-Fiction: Inspiration, Psychology
I'd like to think I'm brash like Holden Caulfield ("The Catcher in the Rye", wild like Augustus Hart ("The Pact"), and enlightened like Francis Macomber ("The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber").
If anything, I need to be more like the older waiter who practices unlimited patience in "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place."
Side note: I am nothing like Carrie in "Carrie." Just saying...
This is like choosing between my favorite children. I only have one (soon), but that's besides the point.
Some notables include: William Shakespeare, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Joyce Carol Oates: I'd pick up anything by these authors/playwright. I can't turn down Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" or Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." Classics are a must, and I don't have enough time (or space) to list out my favorites, which is one reason I got a degree in English Literature. See? And already this is too long of an entry.