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Advice on Writing YA Lit from My Mom the Librarian

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My mom is a high school librarian who is really into her job. As long as I can remember, there have always been stacks of books around our house and she gets excited when a good one or a new author comes out.

When I was home for Thanksgiving, I started grilling my mom about what makes good…

Ken Tucker's Best of 2013

nprfreshair:

JASON ISBELL, SONGS THAT SHE SANG IN THE SHOWER

No music moved me more, made me think about life a bit differently, than Jason Isbell’s continually revelatory album Southeastern. It cohered as a statement about love, regret, loneliness, and joy, and also about what it’s like to be making…

I really can’t

I need to be home with my friends. My best friends and my family and everybody. I need to be somewhere where I feel like I have people and things not at school where all I want to do is move to DC and get out of here. I need to be home RIGHT NOW, but I can’t go home without losing my job. I need to be HOME. 

I wish I could quit this damn job because then at least I’d be out of one awkward situation at school. I wish I could quit but I can’t take out that much in loans. I fucking hate this. I fucking hate it and I want out so badly but I can’t.