Regine Allison Claire: Author of YA Fiction

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Post #001: What It Means to Be a Reader

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“You, like so many of us, know the value of words, the weight that they can carry. They can melt you down, they can freeze your blood, they can soothe. But words can hurt you, too. They can leave scars, they can break your heart. Maybe you turn those scars into tattoos. Maybe you write down those seven magic words and tape them to your desk. Or maybe you just lock them away and keep them as a treasure for yourself. That’s fine, too.

Whatever the case, you’re a reader. You’re one of us.”

I loved this article. So many great things in it to think about and remember!
♥ to readers everywhere.
– RAC

November Notebook: A YA Lit Blog

Post #1: What It Means to Be a Reader

By Grant Goodman, 9/21/2014

You get it. You’re in on the big secret. You know the password.

You have an active imagination. You know how to tune out the noise around you. You’re a page-turner, you have ink on your fingers, your homepage is set to GoodReads.

To be a reader, of course, means everything.

It means that you’re willing to jump into other people’s shoes. You’re okay with exploring a new world. You understand that it’s fine to feel like fiction can surpass reality. You spend so much time surrounded by reality, anyway. So you open up a little door to somewhere else, you test the waters, and when you come back to your own world, you see things a little differently.

Being a reader makes you a magician. You make something out of nothing. You bring life to…

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Author: Spec Fic Girl

A Canadian author who writes speculative fiction, particularly of the fantasy genre. I write for adults as: • Reven Archer Black (Fantasy, horror, science fiction, paranormal, poetry) • Archer Kay Leah (Romance - F/M and LGBT, poetry) I write for young adults as: • Regine Allison Claire (Young Adult and New Adult, poetry)

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