Sydney Salter

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Swoon at Your Own Risk

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Women Writing The West Conference Takeaways

I joined another writing organization this year: Women Writing The West. Every year they have a short story contest called the Laura as well as a published fiction contest named The Willa (with categories from children's, YA, poetry, nonfiction, contemporary and historical fiction). The focus is on stories told in the west with female protagonists - like the ones Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cat Read more of this blog post »
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The book reads as a pair of novellas and a short story, really, more than a novel. I liked the second story much better than the first. But I am in a phase of being annoyed with twenty-something year olds making dumb, self-defeating life choices. Sig ...more
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I read this study of the devastation wrought by poverty due to the lack of supporting the US's welfare state institutions as the Coronavirus Pandemic started. We have to change the way our government functions.

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The book is big and dense, but well worth the investment in time to get to know one of our true American thinkers and activists.
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A story about the post-Pablo Escobar story about Colombia. Compelling characters who find themselves caught up in cartel culture. The book is an interesting look at the choices we make without thinking through all the consequences.

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“I'm crying for the little girl whose mother divorced her father, the girl who wanted to fall in love for the first time but wasn't ready for sex, the girl who dated a boy just because he wasn't the first one, the girl who fell hard for the guy with the easy smile and the green eyes, the girl who needed to prove she could hook up on a class trip, the girl who rand for student council just to impress a guy, the girl who lost her best friend, the girl whose father doesn't care anymore, the girl who doesn't have the money for college, the girl who just wants her grandma to fix everything, the girl who doesn't talk to anyone about anything, the girl who just can't fall in love again - even if a sweet guy folds a thousand paper cranes. Just for her.”
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“I think it's because he likes you.'
'Well, that's too bad. I've given up that kind of thing.'
'What kind of thing?'
'Love, dating, the inevitable ensuing heartbreak.”
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“You don't have anything to lose by standing up for yourself,' Nando said. 'But you can lose yourself by trying to please everyone.”
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