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Showing posts from November 8, 2015

YAllFest: One of the South's best kept secrets

I've been thinking a lot lately about events I'd like to attend as part of my bucket list. Every time I sit down to create a list, one always appears at the top (next to NY Comic Con and BEA): YAllFest.

If you've never heard of YAllFest, it might be time to put this spectacular weekend event on your calendar. You can learn more about it with their video:

If you live within driving distance of Charelston, SC you should check it out! Just this list of authors alone is worth a drive over.

November 13-14, 2015 is surely going to be one of the best weekends out of the year, and one day I'm going to be there to participate. But until then, I'm going pout and mope about while continuing to beg my friends to join me on a road trip adventure.

Comparing myself to Rory Gilmore, one book at a time

Back in the day, I loved to watch Gilmore Girls. Rory was always a great character (probably because she loved to read). The dialogue between the characters always stands out to me when I think about what I liked most, but I guess I could give a nod to Rory's expansive reading list as well.

I'm sure you have already seen this list pop up on the internet by now. I came across it about a month ago, but didn't really think much of it. Recently, I decided to revisit the list to see just how much Rory and I have in common. Not much apparently.

Books I have read are in purple. Maybe you've read more than me? Probably. Apparently, I have some serious reading to do.
1. 1984 by George Orwell 2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon 5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser 6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt 7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 8. The Diary of a Young Girl by A…