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Thursday, March 27, 2008

first post to my new column. :]

So I thought I'd submit a post just to kind of introduce myself a bit. Why read what I have to say if you don't know who I am?! :]

My name is Ali, and I am a freshman at Texas A&M - Commerce. I have been an English major since age 7 [just kidding!], and writing is what I am going to do with my life. I feel very flattered that I was asked to do this column, and I hope that can provide any readers out there with some helpful information regarding books. I love Young Adult fiction, as long as it's not just ridiculuous, childish, whiny dramas. :/ Not my thing. I do like Sarah Dessen, Lois Lowry, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Jane Yolen, Han Nolan, and Jay Asher.
I absolutely love fantasy novels. Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, Stephenie Meyer, Cameron Dokey, Bruce Coville = GENIUS. I'm going through a paranormal romance phase at the moment, so I'm reading a lot of Patricia Briggs, Rachel Chance, and so on. And of course, I love British Literature. Emily Bronte, Joseph Conrad, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley. AH-mazing. These things and more will be discussed here.

Just so I don't confuse anyone, below is a list of slang/abbreviations I will likely use in this column.

YA = Young Adult
Brit Lit = British Literature
Ado Lit = Adolescent Literature, referring to my class.
Vamp Fic = Vampire Fiction
S/F = Science Fiction
FanFic = Fan Fiction

Any others that I think of along the way, I'll be sure to clarify before I use them.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to post any kind of comments or responses that you want to.

Happy readings!



Karen Roggenkamp said...

Welcome, Ali!

Susan Stewart said...

Great title for your column, Ali, and welcome, welcome, welcome!

inevitability suppressed said...

thank you ladies. :]