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We all have those moments. We're cleaning our rooms, brushing our teeth, or walking our dogs  (actually, I don't have a dog, so I don't know), or otherwise doing something terribly boring and mundane, and then all of a sudden, we are literally struck by a beautiful, bouncy Idea! 

I just had one of those moments, and it told me to restart my livejournal. Anddddddd...here I am! 

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate first post. Actually, I'm not sure what should constitute a first post to a livejournal after many long, terrible, and apparently personality-altering years at all! What can I say? 

Well, hello! My name is Afia. I like several things, including BRAINS, bubble wrap, long books, energetic Hindi music, naan, and the number 289. I also dislike several things, (which I'm sure will be the subjects of several blogged rants in the future), but I'm too lazy to rack my mind and come up with them...so, let's disregard! 

Introduction aside, mainly I plan on using this blog to post greeting cards I make (see future entries for details on this new mission of mine, I'm pretty excited!), write commentaries on all the books, movies, and TV shows I encounter, and discuss whatever happens to be milling about in my head at the time of writing (basically, use it as a Real Live Blog! how novel!) The idea is that eventually, several years from now, I can read over this and be like..."wow, once I was sixteen years old and generally ridiculous. I am now 75 years old and still generally ridiculous. Scintillating." So, intentions being set...this is what happens to be going through my head right now: House Rules by the one and only Jodi Picoult.

Lengthy rant about poorly written mothersCollapse )
In conclusion, I was disappointed. I remember a friend of mine (shoutout!snufflebutt )  once commented that it feels like the author wrote a few good books, and then just kept writing and writing and writing and writing and writing and it just got to be too much...I don't know. Perhaps I'm getting tired of the Picoult formula, which is apparently, "write from a lot of different people's points of view and end with a trial". 

I do know that I need something new to read to help me recover, so suggestions will always be appreciated!  And misfortunate book aside, I am actually pretty excited about writing a journal again, so hooray for that! I suppose I should go back to cleaning my room now, though...



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