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Member since February 27, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
oops!, read above :)

My favorite story of all time is:
The Secret Garden.

In bed I like to read:
I can't read in bed, I fall sleep fast and then forget where I left off. I prefer writing in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Broken Pencil Magazine is the one publication I am obsessed with and have been with since I was 18. I get my cinema history fix from Cinema Sewer NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! and currently reading an Allen Ginsberg biography named Dharma Lion, which I recommend to anyone that loves reading about the relationships between the wonderful beatniks. I am trying to teach myself about Presocratic Philosophers with a wonderful book by G.S.Kirk, J.E.Raven & M.Schofield and I am reading Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle ....YES! I am one of those people, but if it's of any comfort I do finish reading stuff, eventually.

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?
I am having a great day and then I slip and fall on ice because I am staring up at trees instead of watching where I am walking... or I am cooking the best meal I have ever cooked and then I drop it because I am dancing to Mott The Hoople instead of paying attention to what I am doing....both these events have already happened!

mariawrites’s Latest Memoir of 13

“Things suck for now; wonderful future”

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