Coming off my summer hiatus to seek some help…
I’ve written a novella that’s a retelling of Aladdin, featuring two American Muslim protagonists (as well as a Muslim antagonist). They’re lax in their religious beliefs to varying degrees. I’ve tried to be as respectful to the culture as I can, but I’d love a sensitivity reader because I want this done right.
Since Write In The Margins no longer has its database, does anyone know where else I can look for a reader? Thanks!
Do you ever envision Hollywood’s top movies as musicals? And then picture your favorite Broadway actors and actresses in the lead roles? No? Just me? Well, okay then. It’s a fun, sometimes infuriating habit I have. This year, I thought I’d share who I would cast in the inevitable Broadway musicals of the winning movies. So without further ado, the winning Oscar performances, cast for Broadway musicals.
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Or some of them, anyway. I’ve been listening to The Handmaid’s Tale on audiobook lately, and it’s gotten me thinking about dystopian novels. They’ve been around for a while, but there is definitely a trend, especially in YA, as of late. And it doesn’t surprise me, with all of the uncertainty going around in the world. So this has gotten me thinking about my own favorite dystopian novels and series, from past and present. So I present to you just a few of them.
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I know I’m an adult, but I read a lot of YA fiction (even if I didn’t enjoy them, I’d try to keep up with them. I’m a teacher, and I like being able to talk to my students about reading). The book box I get (Uppercase) sends out new YA books every month. So far, I’ve loved them all, but here are my top 3.
- My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
This book was a delight. Historical, hysterical, magical (sorry, I couldn’t think of another h word). A consuming and fun read. I can’t wait to go back for more.
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I returned from California late last night a little more tan and a lot more tired. I’m thrilled to be back, but I had such a good time and I miss it already. I have enough stories and pictures to last a few blogs, and I will get to them, but right now, I am going to go and take a nap. In the meantime, enjoy one of my favorite pictures I took at Disneyland on my trip.
How has your summer been so far?
Wow, I’ve been doing a terrible job at keeping up with this blog, haven’t I?
It’s been kind of a crazy week. Hanging out with friends, catching up on work, taking a look at my NaNoWriMo goodies, watching The Wiz Live! (how great was that??), reading my to-read list. This is the first moment I have had to sit down in what feels like forever. I can breathe again!
Of course, it is now 8:30 on a Friday night. I’ve just finished doing dishes and now I’m watching Parks and Rec… again.
Ah, the glamorous life I lead.
I have a lot in mind about what I want to blog about: my new novel, Broadway, books, my amazing friends. But tonight? Tonight I think I’ll relax. Maybe I’ll write a little, maybe I’ll make a little hot chocolate, maybe I’ll just go to bed early. I’ve earned it. You’ve all earned it.
What do you like to do on a night in?