I will be the first to admit that I read fiction far more than I read non-fiction*. In her fairly successful attempt to make sure her children turned out to be fluent in English, my mother filled every bookshelf I ever had with books either bought firsthand, secondhand, or passed down from her own childhood. … Continue reading In defense of the fantastic
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As I was reading The Fault In Our Stars by the incredible John Green, I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed by his vivid description of Amsterdam; it wasn't just your run-of-the-mill, "What a beautiful city!" but a deep, intimate portrayal of a place known by a man who loves it. It makes sense - John, … Continue reading Write what you know