Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

Quote of the Day: 08.11.17

Despite reading a lot growing and as an adult and working in a bookstore, I have never read anything by Neil Gaiman. I have lied a few times at work about having read Neil Gaiman, but I feel like it was a little white lie because I've seen like two episodes of American Gods, so that's gotta count for something. Doesn't matter. I don't work there anymore and no one wanted to hear my feminist book recommendations, so it's for the best.

I guess Neil wrote this in celebration of the New Year a few years ago and I'd just like to go on record and say that I have mixed feelings about New Year's as a holiday. I also have mixed feelings about the New Year's Eve movie, but that's another can of worms we don't need to open tonight. Although, I'm gonna regret this if I don't say anything, but Michelle Pfeiffer can still get it. Okay, moving on.

New Year's is fun because of the noise makers and the dumb party hats and that whole kinda vibe of saying 'fuck it' to life. Not in a bad way. In a like follow your dreams against all the odds way. I don't like the holiday because I'm not big into resolutions. Yeah, there's some things I should probably change in my life, but I'm not going to let something as trivial and fake as the passing of time be the thing that inspires change. Time is fake so just stay up late with your friends, drink a little too much, and go for it. You don't have to wait until New Year's to do that.