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Marie Landry

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Marie has always been a daydreamer; since early childhood she's had a passion for words and a desire to create imaginary worlds, so it only seemed natural for her to become a writer. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and most days you can find her writing, reading, blogging about writing and reading, listening to U2, watching copious amounts of TV on DVD, or having grand adventures with her nephews and niece. She's a hopeless romantic, an unapologetic eavesdropper (occupational hazard), an equally unapologetic squeeing fangirl, and a lover of swoonworthy book and TV characters. For more on Marie and her books please visit http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca. She also loves to chat with fellow book lovers, so feel free to tweet her @SweetMarie83...more


Wanderlust Wednesday combines my love of books with my love of/desire to travel. I've had a wicked case of wanderlust lately, and I've been reading a lot of travel books, so I thought a new blog feature that combines travel and books would be fun! This is going to be a weekly feature; if anyone would like to join in, let me know and I'll set up a Linky so we can visit each other's posts.
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Published on July 22, 2014 21:34
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Blue Sky Days
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The Game Changer
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“The power of love is the best medicine a person can get.”
Marie Landry, Blue Sky Days

“Later in the winter I'd tire of the snow, but Christmas snow was different.”
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“What a cool name. Where'd you get it?"
"I've always had it.”
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“One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.”
Sophocles

“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

“I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. And she was mysterious and she was perfect, in that way that girls who talk to moons are. In the house next door, there lived a boy. And the boy watched the girl grow more and more perfect, more and more beautiful with each passing year. He watched her watch the moon. And he began to wonder if the moon would help him unravel the mystery of the beautiful girl. So the boy looked into the sky. But he couldn't concentrate on the moon. He was too distracted by the stars. And it didn't matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated.

One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn't bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he'd look out his window at night, he would start with one. One star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name.

At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he'd wish her name again, and the stars would double into four. And four became eight, and eight became sixteen, and so on, in the greatest mathematical equation the universe had ever seen. And by the time an hour had passed, the sky would be filled with so many stars that it would wake the neighbors. People wondered who'd turned on the floodlights.

The boy did. By thinking about the girl.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

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Marie Genie wrote: "Hi Marie,

Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discussing books with you.

Love the blog,
Genie"


Hi Genie,
I'm looking forward to discussing books with you, too! Thanks for the friendship. :-)


message 12: by Eugenia

Eugenia Hi Marie,

Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discussing books with you.

Love the blog,
Genie


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Marie Annabelle Marie Veronica wrote: "Hi love! Thank you for the friendvite! Can't wait to start discussing books with you!"

Thanks so much for accepting, Annabelle, I'm really happy to connect with you here and talk books! :-) <3


Annabelle Marie Veronica Hi love! Thank you for the friendvite! Can't wait to start discussing books with you!


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Marie Melissa wrote: "Hi Marie! Thanks for the friendship!"

Hi Melissa! Thank YOU! Always love making new bookish friends. :-)


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Marie Tana wrote: "Happy Birthday Marie, have a great day and hope all your wishes come true."

Thanks so much, Tana! <3


message 7: by Tana

Tana Happy Birthday Marie, have a great day and hope all your wishes come true.


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Marie Dani (Voguedotcom) wrote: "Hi Marie!
Thank you for the add! Of course I don't mind - I love connecting with any reader - especially those readers that take the time to read my blog. I am very proud of what I have achieved w..."


And so you should be! Blogging isn't necessarily as easy as a lot of people might think...it's time consuming, but it's so much fun, and so rewarding, that it's totally worth it. Really enjoying what I've seen of your blog so far. Glad to connect with you Dani! :-)


Dani (Pen to Paper) Hi Marie!
Thank you for the add! Of course I don't mind - I love connecting with any reader - especially those readers that take the time to read my blog. I am very proud of what I have achieved with it so far!!

Dani :)


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Marie Misty wrote: "Ohhh your profile is so different to mine cuz you have a fancy author one lol
So, how's it shaking? I went to see footloose yesterday, it was great :)"


LOL! I kind of miss the old profile, I lost a few of the features I liked, but then I got new ones, so I guess it's a fair trade haha. Ooh Footloose, I've heard so many great things about it, I might have to go see it...I've never even seen the original lol.


message 3: by Misty

Misty Ohhh your profile is so different to mine cuz you have a fancy author one lol
So, how's it shaking? I went to see footloose yesterday, it was great :)


Laura Ann Dunks Hey birthday twin! That's awesome! Also, you're book sounds amazing.

Laura xxx


message 1: by Char

Char Hi Marie,

Thanks for the add and the follow. I can't wait to talk books with you.

Char =)


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