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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us
Allen Salkin, Jerry Stiller
The Light in the Ruins
Chris Bohjalian
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Ode to a Mawkish Teenage Love Story

Your dystopian premise is more than stupid

Internal logic is poorly executed

Your use of first-person-present-tense

Ought to be a capital offense


You’ve forever ruined YA

With chapters of dreadful cliché

Your plot’s full of holes like a sieve

Both heroes TSTL


But when the final romantic bliss

They sealed with a vomity kiss

Alas, it made my own bile resurgent

Misery, thy name is Divergent


I wrote this for The 16 Tasks of the Festive SeasonSquare 1 - for Día de los Muertos and All Saint’s Daycreate a short poem, or an epitaph for your most hated book ever.