Posts Written OnNovember 2015

Recently, I have been swept away by the tidal wave that is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a book by Marie Kondo that has worked its way through my circle of friends. Although I have to admit to skimming my way through this philosophical book about purging oneself of Things, the core principles have been incredibly helpful to me as I work my way through the vague and vast stash of stuff that I have and hold onto in my physical space. According to Kondo, we should hold each object in our hands and have a tactile experience, asking…

Jandy Nelson, Ally Condie, and Meg Wolitzer at San Diego Public Library

On November 6th, the San Diego Public Library hosted an event featuring Young Adult authors Jandy Nelson, Meg Wolitzer, and Ally Condie. Not only was it wonderful to hear them talk about their books and their writing journey, it warmed my heart to see the number of young readers present who were avid fans of their work. As a little groupie myself, I stood in line to get my books signed and to bask in the glow of these wonderful writers. During my few moments of chatting with each, I asked each of them to indulge a strange request: would…