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Val O.

New York, NY



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Favorite Books

My longtime favorites include Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Recent loves are Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick and Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle.

Favorite Quotes

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." —Oscar Wilde

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

4 Suggestions for Bookish New Year's Resolutions

Despite my shock and denial, it is in fact the year 2019. What even is time? It’s a construct without tangible qualities that only exists in the collective consciousness of most, but not all, human beings throughout history. But since none of us can fully escape its tyranny, why not give in to the free-floating and amorphous pressure to ... Read More


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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Writing Prompts: A User's Guide

Do you ever find yourself staring at your computer screen, and the only words you can summon into your mind are the lyrics to the opening song from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie, and you think to yourself, how am I going to write anything with this brain? No? Just me? Okay, well, if you ever do ... Read More


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