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I'm 32, female, married, a voracious reader and writer with a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire (class of 2005). I just recently finished book three (Obscura) of a series that begins with Negatives, which is about a girl who can steal fragments of the souls of supernatural creatures if she takes a photo of them. The series in limbo at the moment until I can find an editor.

I've been writing since I could write, but I really started taking it seriously at about age 12, when my English teacher had us using vocabulary words in stories instead of just sentences. I went on to take every creative writing class I could get into. As for reading, let's just say my dad's biggest threat to me and my sister was, "If you don't behave, no
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I feel like the peak of my writing, not the peak of skill or outcome, but the peak of when I was writing the most, must have been middle school. I had a lot of enthusiasm, a decent sense of confidence in my abilities fed by various English teachers, a wealth of inspiration from all the books I was reading, and not much of an inner editor yet. I didn’t have much in the way of friends, never mind...

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Amber Amber said: " Volume One: The two mysteries were interesting, the science fictiony ones a little heavy on the technical aspects (I'm not one of those "science is boring" people but I was zoning out).

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Amber is on page 59 of 732 of The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath: "I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between." Amen, sister.
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Amber is on page 24 of 732 of The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath: "From now on when a boy starts telling me about his lost loves I am going to run in the opposite direction screaming loudly." LOL
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While reading:This book is ridiculous. Nothing that happens makes sense. The heroine goes from fragile flower to random defiance all the time. The language is so overblown melodramatic and chock full of mixed, drawn-out metaphors and hyperbole. It's ...more
Amber and 958 other people liked Haleema 's review of Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1):
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"WARNING: The proceeding review contains some necessary & unavoidable spoilers. It also contains my honest uncensored thoughts, feelings, and opinions. I don't bite my tongue, and I really did not like this book. So, if you can't handle any of..." Read more of this review »
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“Why do you need that thing?" September asked. "None of the airports back home have them."
"They do. You just can't see them right," Betsy Basilstalk said with a grin. "All customs agents have them, otherwise, why would people agree to stand in line and be peered at and inspected? We all live inside the terrible engine of authority, and it grinds and shrieks and burns so that no one will say, lines on maps are silly. Where you live, the awful machinery is smaller, harder to see. Less honest, that's all. Whereas Rupert here? He's as honest as they come. Does what it says on the box.”
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“And it's the wonders I'm after, even if I have to bleed for them.”
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Susan Cain
“Or at school you might have been prodded to come “out of your shell”—that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and that some humans are just the same.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Margaret Atwood
“There's more than one way to skin a cat, my father used to say; it bothered me, I didn't see why they would want to skin a cat even one way.”
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“I have often raised an eyebrow at hearing him sing, as I push a cart down some Safeway aisle, of the spiritual complexities induced by he admixture of Cuervo Gold, cocaine, and nineteen-year-old girls (in the hands of a man of, shall we say, a certain age). At which point I look around Frozen Foods and wonder: "Is anyone else hearing this?”
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