It's official: we have our tickets to Dublin! Things are wrapping up here in San Francisco, and we'll be off over the Atlantic in no time. As with many departures, it's both an exciting and bittersweet time. It's a bit sad to leave so many friends, but I'm so looking forward to all that Ireland holds. If you've been that way and have suggestions of must-sees, let me know!
★ There's nothing quite like pulling bragging rights on your friends' behalves, is there?! You might remember when I went out to celebrate Zoraida Cordova's first book launch. I was proud then, and proud now to see her featured in Cosmo Latina.
★ This look at how high school reading lists have changed since 1907 is interesting. I'm more in sync with the 2012 reading list than any other, but I can't say I've read The Crucible. For shame!
★ Writing is a tough business because as a writer, all you want to focus on is the creation part of things. (It's the most fun!) But there's so much more to it than that, and here are a few questions writers should be asking.
★ These photos from an Irish roadtrip are making me antsy to leave. Let's go, already!
★ One of the things my profs harped on (for good reason) was the importance of learning how to learn, and learning how to think. The good news is, reading helps us do that!
★ If you're considering using a pen name, here are a few things to keep in mind when writing under a pseudonym.
This is my last full weekend in the city, and I'm going to get all the goodness out of it that I possibly can! With that in mind, I should add to my must-see request and ask: what should be on my list of last-weekend activities? Leave some of your favorite San Francisco places and activities in the comments. I'd love your suggestions!