Marry, Date or Dump: Romantic Poets

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Happy Monday! For this week I’m going back to my English major roots and giving you three British Romantic poets to choose from. When it comes to William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who would you marry, date, and dump? Let me know in the comments! Bonus points for listing your favorite poems or quotations!

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Links for a Lazy Sunday

tumblr_m6q1s6ZYBI1qgwqw9o1_500What is everyone up to this Sunday? I’ve got my sister in town to snuggle with, so I am a happy camper. If you are in need of some Internet time today here are some of my favorite recent links:

  • The daily routines of creative geniuses.
  • YA author Megan McCafferty is giving fans and readers the chance to ask authors anything through a new monthly series hosted by Google Hangout.
  • Youtube adaptation of one of my favorite scenes from FANGIRL.

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Checking In On My Reading Resolutions

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You guys, how did it become April already? I know time flies when you’re having fun (and sometimes when you’re not having fun), but this is ridiculous. We are already over a quarter of the way through 2014!

In January I made some pretty crazy reading resolutions for this year. I’m not sure if I’m going to complete all of them, but I thought I would write a quick post to check in and see how I’m doing.  Continue reading “Checking In On My Reading Resolutions”

My Top Ten Gateway Books

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I think this week has been my hardest top ten tuesday yet. I was not an early reader. I was a very very very late reader, not really achieving any proficiency until 4th grade. But once I got it my reading skills progressed really quickly. Since then large portions of my time and identity have been vested in reading. These are the books that helped me make this change. Sorry to the one’s I left off. This has seriously felt like a bit of a Sophie’s Choice for me.

What gateway books got you interested in reading? What books would you recommend to a child or teenager that said they didn’t like to read? Continue reading “My Top Ten Gateway Books”