My mom and I are really close. Really, really close. With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, I just wanted to say how much I love and adore her. She has given up so much for my brother & me and is the most selfless woman I have ever met. I know someday she will make an even better grandmother and I cannot imagine my life without her!
I could not put this novel down! I wish I had known about it as a child, but we never read it in school.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is reminiscent of the Narnia chronicles, Cinder, and even a bit of Hunger Games. Something you could call a children’s novel, but which really carries loads of adult topics and struggles throughout. It was a magical and fun adventure book.
The characters were original; I doubt I’ve ever heard of many of the types of creatures and characteristics called out in this novel. The writing really added to the imagery of every instance and I found myself lost in L’Engle’s world of tesseracting and IT.
To make it all that much more enjoyable, this novel is a part of a series of Christian novels. It makes me want to re-read The Narnia Chronicles, too!
How do I write? And what? And why?
These are all questions I pose to myself when I think about my future ambitions.
I want to write something. Okay, well what? I want to write something good. Helpful, self!
I have a few ideas in my head and they say to “write what you know,” but what do you write when you know very little? I kid, but seriously, what could I write about? I could dig into my past and write about what it’s like to cancel an engagement. That was pretty tough and I doubt there are many novels out there about that in particular.
I really want my novel to have a deeper meaning, though. To reach out to someone so fully that they laugh out loud or cry silently into their pillow while reading in bed. I have read a multitude of novels that have touched me so completely, why can’t I figure out the formula of the novel inside of me?
Is it crazy to say I don’t know what to write and yet there is a novel inside of me? It feels trapped within the confines of my chest cavity, buried deep and hidden. I have a story to tell… what in the world is it?! And how do I bring it to fruition?
I don’t even need it published… I just need it completed and out of my body.
haha. I do sound a bit mad, don’t I?
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The second novel of Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, Balthazar delves into the semi-truths of the first novel Justine from another point of view.
Balthazar pulls apart some of the happenings our narrator put forth in his own book regarding the happenings of his own version of Alexandria. It’s a retelling, with new stories and untold details! This novel focuses on expanding upon the narrator’s stories and really evolves the narration to include things that the narrator was unaware of during his time in Alexandria.
Balthazar focuses on the selfishness of the first book and draws out why Justine, Nessim, and our narrator acted in the ways they did, which we find were outside the realm of control of our original narrator.
If possible, this novel made Justine [the first one] even better.
-Being quite exhausted every morning. Wanting nothing more than to go back to sleep once I awake.
-How freezing cold our office is, especially when it’s hot outside. Burning up outside, bundled up inside.
-Uncle Dana coming to visit!! SO MUCH AWESOMENESS AND COMIC BOOK LOVING!
-Iron Man 3 coming out in theaters on Friday! I loves me some Tony Stark.
-The Scarlet Pimpernel. I’m reading it for the first time EVER and it’s really great. =)