THE MEASUREMENTS OF DECAY By K.K. Edin (Q&A)

I had the privilege of doing a Q&A with K. K. Edin who’s book The Measurements Of Decay is both fascinating and thought provoking. He brings together Sci-Fi, Philosophy and History to give us an epic tale set in the far future.
Author Bio:
K. K. Edin was born in New York and grew up in the UK, France and parts of the Middle East. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science and a Masters in Philosophy from Boston University. He currently lives in Boston and The Measurements of Decay is his debut novel. Find K.K. Edin on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and at www.kkedin.com.
 
The Measurements of Decay [Metempsy Publications] is now available in hardback, paperback and e-book formats on Amazon.
Book Synopsis:
In the far future, Earth’s nearby star systems have been colonized. Outfitted with a device that allows them to escape into hallucinations at will, people spend most of their time withdrawn into their own minds. Tikan Solstafir, a renegade who refuses the illusory life enjoyed by others, lives in self-imposed exile on a starship. When a mysterious enemy attacks the ship, Tikan embarks on a mission to destroy the galactic tyranny and liberate humanity from its own dreams. Meanwhile, in the 21st Century, a disillusioned philosopher believes that humanity s collective misery originates in people s failure to communicate with others and make sense of the world. Growing increasingly misanthropic and monomaniacal, he proceeds on a hermetic quest to save humanity from itself, while also succumbing to his own moral decline. As these stories intertwine, a young girl reappears through various epochs, fleeting through Ancient Greece, Medieval Norway, Bolshevik Russia, among others. Unbound by time, Sielle has formed few attachments. Eventually thrust into Tikan’s world, she becomes unwillingly entangled in a political scheme spanning centuries. At once a tortured love letter to philosophy and a space opera spanning centuries, it is a novel of ideas wrapped in a cautionary tale.
Q&A
1. What inspired you to write The Measurements of Decay?

The novel draws from many inspirations. Too many, perhaps. I began writing it when I was 20 years old and steeped in the classics of philosophy. I recall that the main themes arose out of a series of thoughts I had at the time in response to Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy. Part of Descartes’ work seemed to imply to me, at the time, that absolute certainty about something can only be achieved in virtue of being that thing. Obviously the only thing one can be is oneself. With this as the criteria for knowledge-at-its-best, the implication, therefore, is that anything other than oneself is subject to doubt. But what would it take for that certainty and those conditions to extend to other things and people, and even form the foundation of science? What political and moral implications would this have? The logical thread quickly ended up somewhere between absurdity and nightmare. In other words, perfectly suitable for the crucible of science
fiction. My study of philosophy continued to inform the novel, especially as many problems related to the tension between objectivity and subjectivity became apparent. It is one of the key conflicts of philosophy: How can the individual make sense of being in the world, which is shared by others? How does our limited and unique perspective impact our moral considerations, our ability to be scientific, or our understanding of
consciousness and being? Moreover, how can we make sense of duty, freedom and knowledge in the shadow of this subjective-objective tension?

These are the themes I wanted to address, but I wanted to address them in grand, Melvillian style. I wanted to combine the speculative power of science fiction, the psychological investigation that authors like Dostoevsky or Hamsun perform, and those problems of philosophy that occurred to me while I was a student. And I wanted to create a beautiful, if dark and risky, work of it.

2. What are some of the themes readers can expect to discover in The Measurements of Decay?

At the most general level, the core themes revolve around and arise from the abstract issues I described above. These ideas are very abstract sounding, but I think most people are familiar with them at some level. I have endeavored to test a lot of ideas, push them to their limit, and see what the result is. For me, that is the heart of science fiction, the power to speculate to extremity.

Here below are some of the philosophical themes in the novel, among many others:

Empathy and Understanding

There is an old saying in French, which can be translated as: “To understand all is to forgive all.” In great part, the novel is an analysis of that idea. What would it take for us to completely understand each other, and therefore forgive each other perfectly?

Wouldn’t that be an ideal scenario? To understand each other so well that we treat each other exactly the way we would treat ourselves? Ok. So what would it take? What would constitute perfect understanding? You would have to know the entire history of the person, objectively, the way a scientist might describe their whole life in a lab report. It would require knowing all of their inner thoughts, too––their subjective life. All the reasons they gave themselves for their actions. All of their ideas, emotions and experiences, the way they experience the world–––plus, you would also need their whole context, so you would need to know entire history of the world. So it’s impossible. Right.
But not in science fiction… or is it?

Evil

Piggybacking off of the theme of empathy and understanding, the theme of evil is core to the novel. Aside from classic moral questions such as: “Do the ends justify the means?” “Do consequences or principles dictate morality?” “What defines a Good Life?” and so on, I wanted to explore the theme of evil in relation to understanding and forgiveness. What are the limits of forgiveness? Let’s say you can understand everything about a person, but they have committed some truly reprehensible acts… can you forgive them? Can you forgive Hitler, after experiencing the whole of his life and understanding perfectly what led him to his decisions? You might say no, but consider that to understand his life the way he understood it, to be in the cockpit of Hitler’s life, so to speak, you might not have a choice but to commit the same acts he did. Although perhaps not, depending on what we build into the thought experiment. Many people loath themselves, of course, but maybe they don’t fully understand themselves. It can get quite tricky.

The novel takes that French proverb to its limit and tests it. We have a character who, by the same token that he recognizes all of the epistemological, metaphysical, ontological and moral issues at stake, is as vile, immoral, and contemptible as it gets precisely in virtue of his knowledge. That is the real question for the reader. How much can you stomach? How much are you willing to forgive, knowing a maximal amount about a person? And if you can’t, then is understanding the key after all? Can evil survive both total knowledge and forgiveness?

There is a nice discussion of the limits of forgiveness in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers
Karamazov, in Book V Chapter 4: Rebellion, for anyone interested.

Self and Identity

What do we know best? Most would probably say ourselves, since we are most familiar with ourselves. Ok. So should that be a model or standard for the extent to which we would like to understand others? That understanding others as well as we understand ourselves would be the highest achievement of understanding?

There are obviously problems with being able to understand things other than yourself. You are separated by time and space from literally everything exterior to you, and experience them by way of a limited perspective. You can’t have a God’s-eye- view of things. You cannot know the thoughts of others, etc., etc. But what about yourself? Your thoughts are subject to time. Your body is distinct from your mind. Insofar as you are divisible in any way, you are not a self-contained totality. You participate in the world. So that problem folds into the greater problem of knowledge.

There is a lot in the news these days about identity. I think that’s a candidate for the successor to the age of information––the age of identity. That, in a way, is part of what I wanted to bring to its logical conclusion by way of science fiction. In the novel, metempsies allow you forget your identity, and experience existence, virtually, as another person, another identity––but mediated through your own self. It’s a bit loopy,
structurally.

It’s the dream of many people today, to be able to wholly construct your own identity to the point where its artifice (the creation of it) does not intrude upon its perceived authenticity. I think it may also be the logical conclusion to storytelling, the way we get invested in characters, sympathize with avatars. Video games and movies push that avatar-sympathizing further. What’s next? How can we become Iron Man, Captain Ahab, or Harry Potter, and thereby experience their story as they do, as opposed to mere observers? Would it still be a story?

Knowledge

There are many battles in philosophy around what is called epistemology––the study of knowledge. There are many opposing traditions, theories and systems out there, so while the novel doesn’t cover them all, it does cover what I consider to be two big, opposing categories. One view says negativity is a part of the truth, the other view says that the truth must exclude negativity. For instance, is a true view of a chair one that covers all of its angles? Or is it an inherent part of a true perception of a chair that we cannot view it from all angles at once? For those interested, this issue is related to the conflict between Hegelian and Aristotelian logic.

Technology

Dovetailing with the philosophical problems the Narrator is facing, the novel depicts a society that has tried ways put a band-aid on these issues. In many ways, the society of the future described in the novel is a logically extreme conclusion to the societies we live in today. That is, one structured around silent A.I. and smart phone-like technology, but motivated by the underlying philosophical problems we face. Our phones already feel like extensions of ourselves. It’s only a matter of time before they are permanently fused to our minds. What will that look like? How will that relate to the problems of consciousness, language, communication, thought, and human interaction? How about entertainment? Fantasy and dreams are core components of the human psyche. What will they look like, structured by such technology?

Language

The principal means by which we communicate with others is language. We tend to see language as an invisible medium, a clear window to our thoughts, and to those of others. But language is a part of our thoughts. It is a part of that which it helps us to access. It thereby frequently obscures and complicates just as much as it clarifies, at every level, from philosophical theorizing to interpersonal conflicts. We misunderstand each other and talk past each other frequently as a result of language, and not simply in spite of it. The theme of language in the novel also comes out to a large extent in the question of whether or in what way our thoughts and sentiments are truly separate from language. Do I have thoughts first, which are subsequently expressed in language? Or are all my thoughts necessarily linguistic? If not, what does that look like? What is a non-linguistic thought?

Poetry versus Logic

The tension between poetry and logic as media for truth is another theme that is very inherent to the novel, precisely because of the style I have chosen. Plato suggests in the Republic that poets should be outcast from the ideal society. There’s a reason he, a philosopher, brings that issue to the table. If poetry is indeed the language of emotion, then does it obscure our rational understanding? How does poetry, if at all, deliver truth? The novel’s narrator is as much a poet as he is a philosopher. Why is that? What are the tensions that arise for him as a result?

3. What advice would you give readers interested in reading The Measurements of Decay? How should they approach the novel?

The reader should approach The Measurements of Decay with a degree of patience. I have written the novel in an ornate style that bucks the minimalist trend. That alone means paying more attention to the language and not racing through the plot, which is itself somewhat complicated and tangled in other aspects of the writing. The reason for this is that the language is itself a key part of the story, for philosophical, thematic and character reasons. The overarching plot, meanwhile, unravels quite slowly. Many readers have expressed that they found themselves having to accept a degree of ambiguity through the first half or so, but being enthralled by the plot thereafter and appreciating the upward climb retroactively. In addition, the philosophical content of the book can be quite intense, especially for someone without a background in the subject, though not, I think, impossible. Lastly, I would say that the reader should treat the Narrator as a
character with his own idiosyncratic worldview, use of language and will. Much of the novel is an exploration of his psyche, his evil, and his philosophical troubles. To understand the novel is to attempt to understand the Narrator.

4. Who are your favorite authors you like to read and/or follow?

Herman Melville, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas de Quincy, Dan Simmons, Alfred Bester, Ursula K. LeGuin, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Gene Wolfe, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien (particularly The Silmarillion).

5. When do you find the time to write?

Usually late at night, but not necessarily. I tend to write whenever I have at least a solid hour in the day, and all other tasks have been completed.

6. Who and/or what has influenced your writing style?

I am attracted to beautiful and daring language, intellectual ideas and poignant characterization. The novels that I enjoy the most tend to be ornately written, poetic and philosophical in some degree.

In terms of fiction, I draw from the psychological investigations of Dostoevsky, Knut Hamsun and Thomas de Quincy, the immortal masterpiece that is Moby Dick, the speculative powers of science fiction from Alfred Bester and Ursula K. LeGuin, and the magnificent prose of Cormac McCarthy.

Most of the ideas I like to base my themes on are drawn from the history of philosophy, though not always.

7. What are you working on now?

I have ideas for three more novels, each very different from the other, and different to The Measurements of Decay. I am also focusing very much on my professional career and my personal life, with much less time for writing, at the moment.

8. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Decide from the beginning if you want to write mainly for artistic or entertainment or commercial reasons. If you decide to write for mainly artistic reasons, your standard should be nothing short of an absolute masterpiece. You will in all likelihood fail, but it will probably force you to increase the quality of your work. Aim for the stars, as they say.

In terms of writing itself, I like to think of the first draft as a process of excavating marble from a quarry. After the marble is prepared, you can begin sculpting. I also do not believe in inspiration as a necessary requirement to writing. I have found that inspiration only makes starting easier, or helps in generating ideas. It provides no noticeable increase in quality.

If you are writing for purely artistic reasons I would also avoid any business related information about the world of publishing until you are finished with at least the second draft. The knowledge may poison your vision. On the other hand, if you are writing mainly to entertain or for commercial reasons, make sure to read up as much as possible about the publishing world, and, in particular, about the constrictions of your respective genre.

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Kristina Gallo

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As you guys know I’m always happy to support fellow bloggers when they have books out or are doing anything awesome and it turns out Kristina has a new book out that I read last week!

Kristina is a Croatian blogger and indie author who’s writing is mainly about psychology, sociology, human relations and society. She has not only a very thought provoking blog but an interesting new book out! Her latest book is also incredible thought provoking and is about a women trapped in an abusive relationship. It is incredibly realistic and no it’s not your usual guy meets girl story but I would highly recommend it because it gives a great insight into abusive relationships. If this is something you would be interested in reading about I would definitely recommend this book!

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Opher Goodwin

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So I finally finished Ebola in the Garden of Eden and I have to say it was absolutely phenomenal! Unfortunately, I have had the book for ages but I hadn’t been able to finish it because university was suffocating me!

Back to the book, it’s a futuristic book about The Synod which is a group of the most powerful politicians and science. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is into science, politics or futuristic books!

Also he has a bunch of other books in lots of different genres so check out the list and find something you like! He’s an amazing writer and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

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Top 5 Books You Have To Read Before Spring (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Whether you’re looking for the latest editions or want to catch up on some old classics that are
being resurrected thanks to television, you’re in good hands. In addition to getting your book
suggestions off celebrity snapchats, we’d also like you to check out our list of books to read this
autumn and not only be well-informed about the popular novels, but actually read some
awesome books!

Book #1: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

In case you still haven’t read American Gods, you simply must do it this autumn. Not only is
season 1 of a TV show of the same name based on Neil Gaiman’s novel out already to some
stellar reviews, but the book itself if worth a read, not once but at least twice to truly grasp all the
details and character development techniques that make American Gods one of the must-reads of
any season! If George R.R. Martin says it’s “original, engrossing and endlessly inventive”, you
know you’d be in for a real treat.

Book #2: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

If you want to be in the know and follow all the latest trends in books and TV shows, The
Handmaid’s Tale is a must, unless you went to high school in Canada, of course, which means
you’ve already read this Atwood classic first published in 1985. This dystopian novel set in the
near future follows the life of a woman forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist
dictatorship, and it tells a story of women subjected to severe misogyny.

Book #3: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Fear not, Rushdie stays true to his craft and doesn’t disappoint. This autumn give his The Golden
House a try for a story about a real estate mogul who moves his family into the United States and
installs them in a posh part of Manhattan. No amount of money or glitz and glamour can hide
deep, dark family secrets. You’re in for a thrilling ride!

Book #4: What Happened? by Hilary Rodham Clinton

If love stories are not your thing this autumn, maybe what happened during Clinton’s
unsuccessful bid for presidency in 2016 is more to your liking. If you’d like a peek behind the
scenes, look no further than this Simon & Schuster edition on political intrigue, ambition,
betrayal, and the turmoil that ensued. If you’re a fan of House of Cards, then What Happened is
the perfect choice for your autumn read now that the dust over the presidential election and
defeat has settled.

Book #5: Central Park by Guillaume Musso

Guillaume Musso is one of the most popular modern French writers and for a good reason! His
books are thrilling yet relatable, and all of them have that French je ne sais quoi about them. If
you’re looking for a romantic yet exciting autumn read, look no further than Musso’s Central
Park. Without revealing any spoilers, it’s Paris meets New York at its contemporary best. A love
story complicated by circumstance, Central Park is one of those books that you can get through
in one sitting.

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Top 5 Dystopic Novels (Guest Post)

By Stefan

The Internet truly is a wondrous place. It gives us an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends,
find love via free singles dating sites, but most importantly, it allows us to lose ourselves; in the vast
ocean of breathtaking art. If you enjoy watching some of the popular movies and TV shows such as Black
Mirror, The Walking Dead, I Am Legend, and Blade Runner, you will definitely be interested in reading
these 5 amazing dystopian novels. Check out our top 5 list and see which one intrigues you the most.
We recommend them all!

5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Yes, that new popular TV show with the same name was based on this masterpiece by Margaret
Atwood. This classic was originally published back in 1985 and it tells a heartbreaking story about a
dystopian world where women have absolutely no rights. It is a brutal and sad tale about a handmaid
named Offred who struggles to survive in the world completely dominated by men. It is a very powerful
and heavy read, so don’t be surprised if you get really emotional and angry.

4. Synanon Kid by C.A. Wittman
C.A. Wittman is a talented novelist who is inspired by dystopian worlds, dogmatic religion, corrupt
leaders and corporations, and secret pasts. She absolutely thrives on these ideas and her new novel,
Synanon Kid is an exhilarating story about a girl who was kidnapped during a visit to her uncle’s home in
Riverside Valley. She was abducted by two women, members of Synanon cult’s Kidsnatchers group. This
puzzling event changed her life forever. Synanon Kid is a dark, thought-provoking, and mysterious book
that certainly deserves to be on your bookshelf.

3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
This brilliant book is a definite proof that Anthony Burgess was ahead of his time. As you probably
already know, this masterpiece inspired Stanley Kubrick to create a cult movie with the same name.
Anyway, this novel describes a very depressing dystopian future filled with countless ultra-violent gangs
who are terrorizing the entire England. The story is focused on a violent young man named Alex who is
the leader of his dreadful gang. After one of his "adventures" goes south, Alex gets himself arrested and
while doing his time in the prison, he becomes a subject of a new behavior modification experiment.

2. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Unwind is a truly horrifyingly beautiful dystopian novel set in America after the civil war between Pro-
Life and Pro-Choice parties. As you probably guessed by now, it’s about abortion. After the war, two
factions managed to reach an agreement that guarantees a safe life for all the babies in the country.
However, the dark side of that covenant says that if these babies start causing problems when they
grow up, they have to be sent to an organ harvesting institution.

1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro                                                                                                                  The innocent and rather careless beginning of this book may fool you, but you must never let your guard
down. This is a story about a young girl named Kathy who while attending a boarding school in England
finds herself in an awkward love triangle. However, as she grows older, Kathy and her friends start to realize that they are just pawns controlled by a dominant system. Their fate is being decided for them
while rebellion remains a distant dream.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award!

I would like to thank Amela for nominating me for this award! I’m so sorry it took me a while to get to and please do check out her blog I’m positive you won’t be disappointed!

What is your favorite movies/TV show?

Favourite movie is Star Wars (minus the prequels) and I like way too many TV shows to pick just one!!

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What is something that you are dependent on?

Probably oxygen… and books!

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Favorite drink and food?

Pizza and Mountain Dew!

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What is your favorite hobby?

Reading or writing!

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What kind of music do you listen to?

Anything except House music and techno.

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Why did you start your blog?

Because all my life I wanted to write and this is a good start!

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What kind of social media platforms you use usually for your blog (if any)?

Twitter- there’s a link to it somewhere on the side!

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If you have a blog/site focused on certain topics, but are suddenly inspired to write a post on something different, do you do it?

This is a really interesting question because when I first started I wrote about only specific things but I wanted to write about more than just those specific things so I left Wednesday for anything I want to write about that week without having a specific topic for that day!

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What is the name of your country?

Kenya

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Favorite blogs (if any)?

Opher, Elaine, Leona, Shay-lon, David, James, Shweta, and many more! These are just the ones that came to my mind right now!

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Any advice for a potential bloggers-beginners?

Be yourself, be honest and don’t get preoccupied with gaining traffic or followers. Enjoy the whole experience. And socialise as much as you can!!

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My Nominees:

Anyone who wants to try this out feel free too!!

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College Romance (Guest Post)

COLLEGE ROMANCE is now on the following stores for sale:
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A fellow blogger and friend has published his book and I would really appreciate it if as many of you as possible take some time to check it out! He is a really amazing writer and I know you will not be disappointed!
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Top 5 Must-Read Books By The End Of This Summer (Guest Post)

It’s that time of the year when millions of people decide to leave their homes and seek unforgettable summer adventures. Most of them are trying to find a perfect beach to cool off, others are more interested in fresh mountain air, and some of them are simply looking for a new local dating place where they can find a new romance. At the end of the day, all of these journeys require traveling. Now, it doesn’t matter if you’re traveling by plane, bus, or a train, you simply have to bring a few books to read in order to kill some time. Many people claim that books are the perfect companions for a summer adventure, so we decided to share 5 awesome books you absolutely must read by the end of this season.

Into the Water – Author: Paula Hawkins

If you’re looking for a chilling, exhilarating, and mind-blowing thriller for this summer, “Into The Water” should definitely be on your must-read list for this year’s vacation. This is the first novel Paula Hawkings wrote since “The Girl on the Train”. We waited a long time for her new masterpiece and it’s finally here. At the beginning of this thriller, a mother and a girl are found at the bottom of a river. You may think the cause of death is an accidental drowning, but the actual truth lies deeply buried in the past.

Men without Women – Author: Haruki Murakami

No one tackles the modern problems better than Haruki Murakami. This book is actually a collection of various and interesting stories about lonely and unfortunate men. A plastic surgeon who cannot look beyond his girlfriends’ physical flaws, a jazz enthusiast who becomes a barkeep after his wife cheats on him, and a man who wakes up as Gregor Samsa from Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Three unusual stories you will definitely find rather interesting.

The Half-Drowned King – Author: Linnea Hartsuyker

If you’re a fan of hit TV shows like Game of Thrones and Vikings, this book will knock your socks off. It’s a story about Ragnvald Eysteinsson who is betrayed by his avaricious stepfather. In order to reclaim his right to the throne, he pledges his sword to a young warrior who aspires to become the king. This revenge tale is full of noble heroes who are fighting for power. An extracting adventure that will wake up your inner Viking warrior.

Autumn – Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

How can a book called “Autumn” be a good read for the summer season? Well, considering the fact that the summer is almost over, Karl Ove decided that the end of August is the perfect time to publish his story. Autumn starts with a short letter Karl writes to his unborn daughter. Through this piece, he’s trying to describe her the beauties and pitfalls of material and natural world. This book is the first part of the quartet that will be based on the four seasons.

Marlena – Author: Julie Buntin

Julie’s book tells a super realistic story of a troubled teenager named Cat who lives with her single mom in Michigan. Clearly dissatisfied with her life, Cat is slowly, but surely becoming rather depressed. Then, when she least expects it, a neighbour girl called Marlena enters her boring life. She immediately changes Cat’s daily routine by pulling her into the world of sex, drugs, and other vices. A perfect read for your summer vacation.

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Book Blogger Test

I was nominated by Ella who has incredible recipes on her blog! She is super awesome so please do check out her blog and give it a follow if you haven’t already!!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  2. Answer the ten questions asked on this post
  3. Nominate at least five people to do it also
  4. Let your nominees know you nominated them

Describe your perfect reading spot.

At home snuggled up in bed!

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Tell us Three book confessions

  • I watched The Hunger Games before reading the books even though I always tell everyone to read the book before watching the movie…
  • I  haven’t read Moby Dick
  • I hated The Catcher In The Rye

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When was the last time you cried during a book?

Yesterday.

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How many books are on your bedside table?

A LOT.

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What’s your favourite snack to eat while you’re reading?

Crisps!

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Name Three books you would recommend to Everyone

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

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Show us a picture of your favourite bookcase on a bookshelf

I don’t have a bookshelf… I just have a bunch of cupboards filled with books…

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Describe how much books mean to you in just three words

They mean everything.

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My Nominees:

Jeyran Main

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Christina

Kristin

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