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Member since October 17, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
"A Doll House" by Henrik Ibsen (for the second time), "It's Kind of a Funny Story" by Ned Vizzini, and "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell. Look at that multi-tasking. Actually, no, I'm just incredibly disorganized.

My favorite story of all time is:
Oh no, don't make me answer this, I'll just type down an endless list of books and we'll all be here forever.

In bed I like to read:
Actually, bedtime is when I try to convince myself to write, but it doesn't always end up so well. As a high schooler enrolled in all IB and AP classes, if you put me in a bed, the struggle against sleep is a battle that I am destined to lose.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
...the library?

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?
My autobiography.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"Still a teen--ohmigod, time travel!"

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Polaroid" or maybe "Hopeless Opus" by Imagine Dragons. Or maybe, you know, like all of their songs. Ever. Or "Octahate" by Ryn Weaver, or "The Whip" by Locksley, or "Sweet Nothing" by Calvin Harris or anything by the ever-so-soulful George Ezra, and wow, sorry, this wasn't supposed to turn into a fangirl post. Wow, I'm immature.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
I have no idea. Honestly? Probably a stranger, just to know that I'm more to the world than the few acquaintances that school has provided me with.

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