Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

Quote of the Day: 08.15.17

My mother thanked me for using the letterboard yesterday because it was easier for her to read. Which, I think, was a subtle dig at my handwriting. So, I wasn't planning on changing the letterboard sign that soon, but I felt guilted into it by my mother. I mean, she reads so much nonsense for me and puts up with me, so the absolute least I could do would be change the letterboard sign. I'm basically a martyr.

Before we get into where the quote comes from today, I'm genuinely asking for advice. Does anyone know how to hang things up on the wall without causing damage to the wall? Are command strips the best way to go for frames and stuff? What about flags?

I'm really just posing the question here knowing that my parents will read it and answer it for me so I don't have to call them for like the tenth time in two days. I'm doing great, guys, don't even worry about me.

It's been a while since I've talked endlessly about the 80s, so why not bring it back on this fine Tuesday? Oh, what's that? No one likes the 80s? You may be right about that, but I certainly do not care. I literally went to college for customer service and look at me now. After I just asked for advice. I'm the poster child of indifference when it comes to you, the reader, and your dislike of 80s music.

Today's quote comes from John Fogerty's song Centerfield. I was like 90% sure that's where the quote came from, but I wasn't sure, so I Googled it. I don't know if it's because I'm tired or if I'm becoming more illiterate as the years go by, but I read the title of the song as Centerfold. Like the J. Geils Band song. I then spent a good five minutes going over the lyrics to that song in my head trying to figure out when they say "Put me in coach I'm ready to play." Spoiler! I just can't read.

But! If, unlike me, you can read, you should read this totally cool book I heard about called Burn Before Reading. As a third party viewer with absolutely no personal gain in the matter, you really should buy the book to help the author afford a bed frame. Sadly, a bed frame is not in her budget. How do I know all of this about the author? I am the author. Wow! What a convoluted, unnecessary Christopher Nolan Inception-type plot twist. I can 100% promise more of those twists in my book.*



* There are no Christopher Nolan-esque plot twists in this book.