Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

Quote of the Day: 07.12.2017

I'm like 80% sure this is from High Fidelity. I'd also be lying if I said that High Fidelity didn't shape who I was as a young adult. Why do I sound so pretentious today? High Fidelity is a book, and later movie, written by the same dude who did About a Boy, Nick Hornby. It's about a guy who works in a record store in London that's going under. I probably read it way too young, but what I remember most, and probably why I started collecting records, is just how in love with music this dude was. The people at the record store talk endlessly about their "desert island top-fives" and the importance of track listings on mixtapes. The book's also about his girlfriend who dumped him, but I don't think I was too concerned with that. Rob, the main character, and his love for music is probably why Carly worked at a record store in my book. Hi, yes, do you recall that I wrote a book?

The quote's also super dramatic today because I am attempting to write some for the third book before my friend and I go up to LA to see a show. What's better inspiration that wildly dramatic statements about love? Nothing.

Have I actually written anything yet? No. I've spent like thirty minutes making a playlist of songs that are perfect to drive to. Oh, I'm sorry that's not something you do? You're the weird one then, not me.

What I'm trying to say is that people don't make enough mixtapes or playlists anymore and I think that should change.