Poetry: A Writer’s Manifesto

There you are

My blank page




Me with your nothingness

And I conquer you with


And make-believes

Twisted fairytales

And memories

Of who I used to be

Fantastical lies

Truer words have never been spoken

But they can be written—

That’s the goal

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

top ten tuesday

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week, they post a new Top Ten topic and other bloggers respond with their own lists. I take part in this meme when I have something to say for the topic and I remember what day it is.

I am notoriously awful at sticking to TBR lists, so I try to avoid posts about them. However, I’m on spring break this week, and there are a lot of books that I’d love to read in this blessed escape from school.

Because of this, I’m sticking to books I already physically own. Of course, there are tons of books coming out this spring that I am dying to read…but let’s focus on all the books that came out already.

1. Firebug by Lish McBride

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I’m absolutely in love with the concept of this book! Fire magic, arson, a fantasy mob–I’m in.

2. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

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I bought this book forever ago but was never in the mood to read it. In the spirit of actually accomplishing any of my reading challenges for 2015, I decided this princess and the frog retelling would be fun for the Fairytale Retelling challenge.

3. Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper

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I love the concept of this book. It seems lightly fantasy-y without going overboard, with a good amount of romance. From the description, the characters sound interesting, and who doesn’t want to read a book set in a town that hunts whales? Hopefully the plot ends up being as unique as it sounds like it could be.

4. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

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My sister read this book recently and absolutely loved it. From what she’s said about it, it sounds unique and exciting.

5. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

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Again, my sister read this book a few months ago and has been begging me to read it as well. I haven’t wanted to read such a dramatic book when I have school that I need to focus on, but with a break to dedicate some time to just reading, this book would be fun to finally read.

6. Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

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I love the premise of this book. I’m fascinated by the protagonist just from reading the dusk jacket.

7. When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

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Honestly, this is a classic case of I love the plot laid out on the dusk jacket, but when I think about actually reading it, I realize I probably won’t enjoy it very much. It has a love triangle, vampires, and a possible revolution–all plot elements that I’m getting tired of. Hopefully it is done well enough that I’ll enjoy it.

8. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

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I love Brandon Sanderson, and I’d love to see what he did with his debut fantasy novel.

9. Ink by Amanda Sun

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Look at that cover! How could you not want to read this book? (Also, the plot sounds interesting…bonus!)

10. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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This book has been on my radar for a while and I’m interested to finally read it and see what everyone has been talking about.