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  • @ChandniGanesh1 Thank you for reading it!
    November 23, 2014 11:28 pm
  • @MrsEPeter Ahhh! I’m not there! I couldn’t come until tomorrow!
    November 23, 2014 10:57 pm
  • @Keris @lele_calhoun Same.
    November 23, 2014 10:33 pm
  • RT @Keris: Are publishers still paying big bucks for Harry Styles fanfic? Cos I feel like I could totally rock it right now https://t.co/Zk…
    November 23, 2014 10:30 pm
  • @ohkayewhatever (I didn't mean to be facetious with that cat. Thank you for reading my book, and I'm sorry about the tears.)
    November 23, 2014 10:17 pm
  • @ohkayewhatever 😿
    November 23, 2014 10:15 pm
  • @YAdultescent That's cool! I've stopped seeing them around here.
    November 23, 2014 10:13 pm
  • @AHintofMystery IT IS.
    November 23, 2014 10:10 pm
  • @iSmashFizzle You're welcome. It's excellent.
    November 23, 2014 10:10 pm
  • @elbiejohansen hahahah
    November 23, 2014 10:07 pm

Learn to read, kid, but don’t fall in love.

Posted on February 18th, 2013

Here’s a column I wrote a while back about reading. I wanted to have it formatted nicely somewhere, because sometimes people ask for a link. It’s not just about reading; it’s about my problem with reading. I remember when I wrote this, I felt like I was confessing, like I was sharing something really dark. I expected people to shame me (readers had tried to shame me for much less). But no; everybody who commented was like, “Yay! Reading!” If you read this column and replaced the word “reading” with ANYTHING ELSE, people would suggest a counselor.


Park, Side B — an “Eleanor & Park” playlist

Posted on January 18th, 2013

So this is the fourth and final “Eleanor & Park” playlist, and I have to say, I’m sad to be almost done. I thought that writing about these playlists would be a tedious chore. (My literary agent suggested I do it.) But it made me feel connected to Eleanor and Park again, and helped me understand why I made some of the choices that I did.


Eleanor, Side B — an “Eleanor & Park” playlist

Posted on January 7th, 2013

Things get a bit harrowing on “Eleanor, Side B.” Sorry if you don’t like harrowing. I don’t much like it either. But there are Beatles songs and a great Billy Bragg video to help us through this.


Park, Side A — an “Eleanor & Park” playlist

Posted on December 31st, 2012

Another playlist, this time for Park. It’s 100 percent more swoony than Eleanor’s playlist — and includes lots of excerpts from the book. (Also a few spoilers. Maybe don’t read this post if you hate spoilers.) (Though I guess all I’m spoiling is that they fall in love. THEY FALL IN LOVE. YOU HAVE BEEN SPOILED.)