Monthly Archives: June 2012

This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

Give me a second, okay? I need to catch my breath. You see, I finished this book last night after tearing through about two hundred pages and I’ve yet to recover. I’m not sure if I ever will.

This book was that good.

So good, in fact, that I’m trying to figure out if it’s socially acceptable for me to begin rereading it a mere sixteen hours after finishing the first time.

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Inkspark #11

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http://beautyineverything.com/7450948216

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Inkspark #10

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Summer Reads

Looking for some great books to read this summer? Here are some suggestions!

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Ingo by Helen Dunmore

By the Cornwall coast where Sapphire lives with her family, it’s easy to hear the call of the sea. Too easy.

When the sea called to Sapphy’s father, he vanished from her life. When the sea called to her brother, he started disappearing for hours on end. And now the sea is calling to Sapphy, and she feels its pull more strongly than she’s ever felt anything in her life.

In a novel full of longing, mystery, and magic, Helen Dunmore takes us to a new world that has the power both to captivate and to destroy. At the waterline, the two worlds of Air and Ingo meet. Sapphy and her brother, Conor, find themselves at the boundary between these worlds, in a place of danger and amazing discoveries. Continue reading

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Inkspark #9

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Inkspark #8

Welcome to the day’s Inkspark! Every day, around midnight PST, we provide you with a prompt or picture to spark your creativity for the day.  Feel free to post and/or discuss what the day’s Inkspark leads to in the comments. Happy writing!

Today, we present a quote:

“It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggression.”

-Sigmund Freud

 

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Book Review – Hereafter

My rating: 4cups

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Recently I’ve been really intrigued with ghost stories, probably because I am writing one and I tend to read what I’m writing. Hereafter by Tara Hudson was the second ghost story I read (The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson being the first) and I really enjoyed it.

Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she’s dead. With no recollection of her past life–or her actual death–she’s trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but “will” him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

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Website Review: Wattpad

I suppose I should preface this writing site review: I am an inkie through and through. This July would’ve been my two year anniversary on Inkpop (a now defunct writing website aimed at teens that was run by HarperCollins), and in February, when it was announced that Inkpop was merging with Figment (a writing site similar to Inkpop) I was absolutely devastated. I had a project in that month’s Top 5—the highest ranked projects in fiction, short stories, and poetry from each month that would receive reviews from editors at HarperCollins—and I’d finally found my niche in the community. I was an active member, I was critiquing and receiving unimaginably helpful critiques, and most of all, I was writing.

And then, suddenly, I wasn’t.

Ever since Inkpop’s disappearance on the first of March, I’ve been searching for a replacement. I found Wattpad on an Inkpop forum shortly after the merge had been revealed but before it actually took place. Since it seemed like most members of Inkpop were headed there, I made an account, too. Here’s what I’ve found after almost five months on Wattpad.

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Inkspark #7

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Inkspark #6

Welcome to the day’s Inkspark! Every day, around midnight PST, we provide you with a prompt or picture to spark your creativity for the day.  Feel free to post and/or discuss what the day’s Inkspark leads to in the comments. Happy writing!

http://beautyineverything.com/7372445842

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