- "Make sure you're reading something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."
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- Hometown: McComb, MS
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- Member since: 11/14/09
- Last Login: 05/15/13
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My name is Rachel, I'm 18 years old, I live in the south and have a very large family. I'm catholic and I attend a performing arts school. I love to sew (even though everything I sew is lopsided) and I LOVE to read and I have a miniature library in my room. I love just about every type of music i've heard so far (except Techno). I'm learning how to play guitar and while I enjoy it, my family would probably rather it if I would knock it off, mostly because I will always be a beginner guitarist.
English, Reading, Vocabulary, Creative Writing
Favorite Genre Of Reads
"He was supposed to be my enemy. He was probably insane. And he was my friend. Not that he wouldn't kill me if things turned out that way, but he wouldn't like doing it. With humans, what more could you ask for in a friend?" -The Host
"the wise man's lips nourish many, but the fool dies from want of sense" Proverbs 21:10
"I have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right." -the book theif
"vex not thy spirit at the course of things, for it heeds not to thy vexation." -Marcus Aurelius
"The mountain answers to no one, except to those with faith enough to tell it to move." -Buzz Woodward in House of Gold
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." -Sir Francis Bacon
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." Douglas Adams
"Hope is the thing with feathers /That perches in the soul, /And sings the tune without the words, /And never stops at all, /And sweetest in the gale is heard; /And sore must be the storm /That could abash the little bird /That kept so many warm." -Emily d***inson
"I took my power in my hands /And went against the world/ 'Twas not so much as David had/ But I was twice as bold/ I aimed my pebble, but myself/ Was all the one that fell/ Was it Goliath was too large/ Or was myself too small?" -Emily d***inson
"I have come to set the world on fire, and how I wish it were already ablaze." -St. Francais
"What do you call four dead governors?"
"...I don't know..."
"A good start." -Chenaol and aly, Trickster's Queen
"It won't be as enjoyable as watching bad things burn, but life is imperfect that way."
-Aly, Trickster's Queen
"This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter. Nothing can change that." -Bob Rainsford, The Most Dangerous Game (the movie)
"...it had been no hardship to grow up in his brother's shadow. Shadows are cool and peaceful places for those whose minds are overstocked with treasure." - A Countess Below Stairs
"You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own and you know what you know, and YOU are the one who'll decide where to go." -Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
"Massacres could not happen if it were not for decent people." -Revolution
"History is a Rorschach test; what you see when you look at it tells you as much about yourself as it does about the past." -Revolution
"Ah Ladie (said he) shame were to revoke/ The forward footing for an hidden shade:/Vertue gives her self light, through darkness for to wade." -Redcrosse, The Faerie Queene, Book One
"There's nothing like looking, if you want to find something." -The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkein
"If you have walked all these days with closed ears and mind asleep, wake up now!" -The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien
"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." -Oscar Wilde
(In no particular order): Barbra Michaels/Elizabeth Peters, Libba Bray, Stephenie Meyer, James Patterson, Jane Austen, P.C. Cast + Kristen Cast, Maggie Steifvater, Sarah Dessen, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Tamora Pierce, Esther Friesner, Suzanne Collins, Nancy Mckenzie, Marcus Zusak, Christopher Paolini, Janni Lee Simner, Lauren Kate, Robin McKinley, Moira Young, L.A. Meyer, J.R.R Tolkien, James Dashner, Kristen Cashore, Eve Edwards
Favorite Recent Reads
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
The Other Countess by Eve Edwards
Best Book To Film Adaptation
The Hunger Games
If I could be any character I'd be (and why?)
Mary "Jacky" Faber--although I don't want to pretend to be a boy, she is an amazing character; the Bloody Jack series has truelly impacted me and changed my point of view on many things.
If I was stranded on a desert island and could only bring 3 books, I'd bring
The Host by stephenie Meyer, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy