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Member since August 16, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
the canterbury tales and the interestings

My favorite story of all time is:
Three way tie between the Harry Potter series, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates

In bed I like to read:
Novels, study guides, newspapers

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The New Yorker

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?
Being stressed about school or just stress in general.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Keep reading and take more risks.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"If Ever I Stray" by Frank Turner

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Nicole Krauss, Junot Diaz, or E. E. Cummings

daniellez10’s Latest Memoir of 69

“No one's happy, but some healthy?”

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