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Member since March 16, 2015


Right now, I'm reading:
Plato's "Republic" and Laurie Halse Anderson's masterful "Wintergirls."

My favorite story of all time is:
The Harry Potter books...I could rant, for hours, about these :) I'm currently trying to struggle through Harry Potter und Der Stein Der Wesen, which is basically the first book in fluent German. Update: I am not as good at German as I had thought. Sh*t.

In bed I like to read:
...books? Ooh, and Sixes.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Wattpad! Along with SMITH, it's one of my favorite things.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Awkwardness. Just, the entire concept of it.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Keep the madness. Dare to Brave.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I don't even know at this point, although Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Watsky, Fun, and A Great Big World are all favorites of mine. George Ezra, Florence + The Machine, and Twentyone Pilots all receive honorable mentions. Ultimately, though, I've got to with "Shake It Out" by Florence+The Machine. In case it wasn't clear, I love music and hate decisions. ;)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Honestly? Anyone. But you, lovely person, are a great place to start. I'm happy you're here. :) Hi.

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