My Favorite Hobbies/ Things I doEdit
1. I love to read on a comfy chair with a cat curled up next to me.
2. I love exploring libraries to find books.
3. I love learning new things, and also making connections
4. I want to make Earth a better place. I want to do more about the Climate Change that is destroying our planet.
5. On my free time, I write letters to my pen pals.
6. I love reading poetry and quotes.
7. I love making friendship bracelets.
8. If you have a book recommendation, I would love to take it.
9. I love to talk about books and how they inspire us to be a better person. I love how all series end with a cliff hanger
and then you’re yearning for the next book of the series. When authors write so descriptive it is almost like you entered a new fantasy world where you are going where the protagonists are going, and you are figuring out the true meanings of life.
10. I dance Argentine Tango every weekend.
1.“I would rather be punished for making the right decision than live with the guilt of making the wrong one for the rest of my life.” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
2.”I have a feeling you can do whatever you put your mind to. Now go prove me right. You know, so I can brag about it.” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
3.”Because our family doesn't decide who we are. WE decide who we are. Believe me, it drives my parents crazy. And sometimes, that's the only thought that gets me through the day.” ― Shannon Messenger, Everblaze
4.”Take care of my Moonlark.” - Shannon Messenger, Lodestar
5.”Never underestimate the power of the page.” ― Shannon Messenger
6.”Fitz pulled her forward, and the warm tingling in her hand shot through her body--like a million feathers swelling underneath her skin, tickling her from the inside out.” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
Fitz laughed – a full body laugh, like it was the funniest thing he’d ever heard [...] “No,” he said when he’d regained control. “Magic is a stupid idea humans came up with to try to explain things they couldn’t understand.” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
8.”He grabbed her arms to steady her. "It's ok, Sophie. I'm here to help you. We've been looking for you for twelve years.” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
“My name’s Fitz,” he added, stepping closer still.
Fitz? What kind of name was Fitz?” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
10.”Mallowmelt turned out to be a gooey cake that tasted like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies soaked in ice cream and covered in frosting and butterscotch” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
11.”I have a feeling you can do whatever you put your mind to. Now go prove me right. You know, so I can brag about it.”
― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
12.”Unpacking made everything real. She lived here now, in this strange, slightly too perfect world where everything she knew was wrong” ― Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities
13.”And I'm the only one with a plan," Fitz reminded them.
"Hey- I've got plans," Keefe argued.
"Plans that don't involve tormenting Dame Alina," Fitz clarified.
"But those are always the best plans!” ― Shannon Messenger, Everblaze
14.”Because our family doesn't decide who we are. WE decide who we are. Believe me, it drives my parents crazy. And sometimes, that's the only thought that gets me through the day.” ― Shannon Messenger, Everblaze
15.”It was a dangerous world for a sparkly flying horse” ― Shannon Messenger, Exile
16.”Sparkles also make everything better. Well, except alicorn poop."
"I don't know. I think sparkly poop is way better than regular poop."
"That's because you've never fallen into a pile of it.” ― Shannon Messenger, Everblaze
17.”Fitz's door was closed, so she knocked before going in.
"I told you, Mr. Snuggles's visiting hours are over," he called through the door.
"What about your visiting hours?" she asked.
"Oh! I thought you were Keefe."
Sophie opened the door. "I get that a lot.” ― Shannon Messenger, Neverseen
18.”They pulled apart when Keefe shouted, "YOU GUYS HAVE TO SEE THIS!"
They ran to the main room and found Keefe standing under the skylight, holding up Mr. Snuggles like it was a baby lion about to be made king. The sparkly red dragon twinkled almost as much as Keefe's eyes as he said, "I went in to check on our boy and found him cuddling with THIS!"
"Isn't that the same dragon Fitz brought to your house that one time?" Dex asked Sophie.
"WHAT?" Keefe shouted. "YOU KNEW AND YOU DIDN'T TELL ME?!"
"Mr. Snuggles wasn't my secret to share," Sophie said.
"IT'S NAME IS MR. SNUGGLES?! That is... I can't even..." Keefe ran back to Fitz's room shouting, "ARE YOU MISSING YOUR SNUGGLE BUDDY?!"
"Fitz is going to die of embarrassment, you know that, right?" Biana asked.”
― Shannon Messenger, Neverseen
19.”Hey, all the cool kids are sleeping with stuffed animals these days.” ― Shannon Messenger, Lodestar
20.”You'd be surprised at how powerful hope can be.” ― Shannon Messenger, Exile
21.“What if what I really want…is you?" My answer was instant and absolute. “Then you have me.”― Samantha Young, The Fragile Ordinary
22.“Yet, it was different because I was alone without really being alone. I was surrounded by real live people who liked the bubble just as much as I did.”― Samantha Young, The Fragile Ordinary
23.“My anchor, he pulled me back to myself, to him, and slowly, but surely, I began to breathe again.”― Samantha Young, The Fragile Ordinary
24.“When you were in love like we were in love, there existed a temporary forever ahead of you. A knowledge that what we had was for life, but that life was only guaranteed by the second. Which meant that every second I had a choice to make, I had to choose what would really make me happy. What most people never learned was that sometimes what would make us happy the most also scares us the most. Sometimes being happy meant being brave. I aimed to be brave every second of every day.”― Samantha Young, The Fragile Ordinary
25.“We loved each other. This was real love, I decided as he hugged me close to his side. It had to be. Because nothing had ever felt more real in my entire life.”― Samantha Young, The Fragile Ordinary
After you left Edit
“After you left
I stared at the driveway
Feeling its emptiness
Wondering if you’d return.
After you left
I thought about your questions
Wishing I hadn’t been so blunt
Wondering if I scared you away.
After you left
I remembered how you felt in my arms.
How you fit so perfectly there. Like my guitar.
Wondering if I should have kissed you when I had the chance.
After you left
I sat in my room
Remembering all the things you said, and
Wondering about all the things you didn’t.
After you left
I sat in silence.
Missing you in a way I didn’t quite understand.
Wondering if you’d ever come back.”
― Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word
Every Last Word Edit
These walls heard
me when no
one else could.
They gave my
words a home,
kept them safe.
Cheered, cried, listened.
Changed my life
for the better.
It wasn't enough.
But they heard
every last word.
-Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word
Eating Poetry Edit
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
The librarian does not believe what she sees.
Her eyes are sad
and she walks with her hands in her dress.
The poems are gone.
The light is dim.
The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.
Their eyeballs roll,
their blond legs burn like brush.
The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.
She does not understand.
When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
I am a new man.
I snarl at her and bark.
I romp with joy in the bookish dark.
Mark Strand, Eating Poetry
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening Edit
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.