Beth Tabler

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Elizabeth Tabler runs Before We Go Blog and is a site lead on Grimdark Magazine. She was at one time an architect but divides her time now between her family in Portland, Oregon, and as many book worlds as she can get her hands on. She is also a huge fan of Self Published fantasy and is running her own team for the competition. You will find her with a coffee in one hand and her iPad in the other.

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Grimdark Magazine Issue #27

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
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“I have always, essentially, been waiting. Waiting to become something else, waiting to be that person I always thought I was on the verge of becoming, waiting for that life I thought I would have. In my head, I was always one step away. In high school, I was biding my time until I could become the college version of myself, the one my mind could see so clearly. In college, the post-college “adult” person was always looming in front of me, smarter, stronger, more organized. Then the married person, then the person I’d become when we have kids. For twenty years, literally, I have waited to become the thin version of myself, because that’s when life will really begin.
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I love movies about “The Big Moment” – the game or the performance or the wedding day or the record deal, the stories that split time with that key event, and everything is reframed, before it and after it, because it has changed everything. I have always wanted this movie-worthy event, something that will change everything and grab me out of this waiting game into the whirlwind in front of me. I cry and cry at these movies, because I am still waiting for my own big moment. I had visions of life as an adventure, a thing to be celebrated and experienced, but all I was doing was going to work and coming home, and that wasn’t what it looked like in the movies.
John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” For me, life is what was happening while I was busy waiting for my big moment. I was ready for it and believed that the rest of my life would fade into the background, and that my big moment would carry me through life like a lifeboat.
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message 6: by Beth

Beth Tabler James wrote: "Hi Elizabeth. You have an awesome avatar. Love it. Do you really have 3,800 books on your to-read list. I'm not sure I've read that many books in my life, and I feel as if I read a lot. I'm impress..."

lol Thank you. I wish I was bold enough to get a tattoo like that in life, for now, it will have to be avatar only. I do have 3800 books on the read list, but that will take me 30 years or so to finish. So it is more the neverending list.

I normally do take requests for reviews, but I am completely swamped at the moment. check back to my site after summer and I should be opening up for reviews. It has been nuts!

message 5: by James

James Jordan Hi Elizabeth. You have an awesome avatar. Love it. Do you really have 3,800 books on your to-read list. I'm not sure I've read that many books in my life, and I feel as if I read a lot. I'm impressed. :)

Do you accept book review requests?

Best, James

message 4: by Glen (last edited May 17, 2019 10:36AM)

Glen Thanks for accepting my friend request!!!

Sophia Thanks for friending me, fellow sci fi and UF lover!

See you around GR!

Richard Ward Hello, Elizabeth!

Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a great day!


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