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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!

Ali

3 comments:

Karen Roggenkamp said...

Welcome, Ali!

Susan Stewart said...

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

inevitability suppressed said...

thank you ladies. :]