Category Archives: Re-blogs

Community Pool

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The Daily Post

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Rereading books: A discussion

This is a great post that would apply to a lot of people – including me! Why should we leave our favourite books to collect dust on a shelf? Basicallybookish tells us there’s only one simple answer: we shouldn’t.


I recently reread one of my favourite books of all time, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I haven’t read this book in two years and I thought it might be a nice book to keep me motivated with reading into the New Year. I wanted a book I was sure I would love and that’d keep me going. I wasn’t disappointed.

I’ve never been one to reread my favourite books (except for Harry Potter) mainly for fear that they won’t be as amazing as I remember and I will be disappointed. I’ve been thinking about this more and more recently and have decided that I am going to make far more of an effort to reread books.

Not rereading books that I love is really kind of strange in a way. If I reread them and they end up being not as good as I once remember…

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If Writing Is Not Your Day Job, Are You Still a Writer?

This is a great article on what writers are and what you should do to be one. It’s not exactly careers advice – it’s much more useful than that!

Waiting Outside of Parnassus

At what point is one allowed to call oneself a writer is a question that I’ve spent far too much time contemplating. When I was younger, I would shy away from calling myself a writer because my writing wasn’t serious, wasn’t good, wasn’t published, wasn’t published in a paying magazine, and myriad of other reasons. I now say that the only thing that makes a person a writer is that they write (something I’ve heard a lot of other people say for a long time before I accepted its obvious truth). As long as I spend a good portion of my time getting words on the page, I am a writer. Maybe not a good one, a successful one or any other qualifier, but I am inarguably a writer, though there is always a little (or huge) part of me that doesn’t think I can call myself one. Part of the…

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