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Diversity in Books Blog Tag

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag began as a way to draw attention to the importance of representation in publishing, whether it's representing a diversity of characters or publishing a more diverse array of authors. 

This blog tag's rules were:

1. Post a diverse book.
2. Say why you liked it.
3. Explain what the diversity meant to you.
4. Link to the post that tagged you and tag someone else!

My book is: Mister Monday by Garth Nix


What it is/Why I liked it
This is the first book in The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. It's an MG fantasy series of 7 books about a kid named Arthur who's chosen to be the heir to the universe because of a bureaucratic hiccup. 

Arthur unwillingly attempts to fulfill his Chosen One role in order to get the minions of his competitors to leave him, his family, and Earth alone. I really enjoyed the extremes of imagination that went into this book and the whole series. It was a wild ride from start to finish and it did not do what I expected.
Diver…

What's Up Wednesday: Graduation Thoughts

What's Up Wednesday is hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, to help writers and bloggers keep in touch as we scribble. :)

What I'm reading

I'm relishing the chance to sit down with Fragments by Dan Wells, the sequel to Partials.  It's a post-apocalyptic science fiction YA series, and it's phenomenal. Dan Wells' world is the most well-thought-out, detailed, and possibly most scientifically accurate vision of the post-apocalyptic Earth that I've ever read. Also, I love these characters, and my recent favorites are some new introductions. I love seeing how the changing circumstances affect these characters and their relationships.

What I'm writing

I'm on break from writing right now. I wrote up until when I would have to write the awkward sex scene and the really complicated public event scene. Those scenes will be harder technically. I don't have writer's block; I'm just avoiding them. I'll admit it. In the meantime, I'm planning to d…

Finally: Graduation

Yesterday, I graduated from college with my B.A.

Hooray!

Finally. Thank God. 

I wish that I could say college was the "best four years of my life," like people kept telling me it was going to be, but first of all I hate that saying, and second of all, it wasn't. It was good, of course, but it wasn't the best. Trying to classify parts of your life as "best" just leaves you constantly disappointed. So I try not to think of things in terms of "best."

I had a post planned out about things I did and learned while in college, but I'd like to keep some of that to myself for now. 

I started this blog as a freshman. Somehow, I managed to keep it up. If I could do it again, I'd rename it something less cheesy and more truthful. The "voices" in the title were meant to refer to the different characters I had knocking around in my head -- yet, specifics about my writing are one of the things I hardly ever talk about on here.

When I examine myself, …