Life Update

So you probably noticed that Maddie is MIA again. Well, I got a job! I am now a writing tutor at my college. So, that plus ballet, I am very busy. I’ll try to get on here and schedule regular posts, but I’ve been having major creativity block, so it may be a while. However, as always, feel free to email me with any suggestions you may have! Like this:Like Loading...

Borderline Happy

It’s National Poetry month, so here’s my first ever attempt. Don’t judge. Did you like me? A wise man once said; only fools rush in. I dreamt of him. Do you like me? The cats in the cradle. I thought that I could, but I never was able. Did you love me? He’s down by the sea. When I woke, he was dreaming of me. Like this:Like Loading...

The Struggle Between Success and Happiness

I’ve always been one to struggle between choosing what I want, and what I know others expect me to pick. For example, I don’t want to be shy. And if I’m in a group of entirely new people, I usually am not shy. Sure, I’ll be scared as crap, but I don’t act shy, because I don’t want to, and no one expects me to. However, you put me in a group of friends or family, and the shy girl they’ve always known and love takes over. I feel the need to do what they expect me to do –...

YA Worthy Adventures in Everyday Life

I have always been a big reader. And subsequently, always had an adventurous spirit. Whenever I read a book, I am jealous of the characters. The adventures they have, and the relationships that developed because of it. However, one can only get so far lusting away at fictional character’s expeditions. I’ve had one too many book hangover that resulted in weeks of wanderlust inspired depression. It comes to a point where one must take it into their own hands. And for me, that is today. Hopefully. That’s where my European backpacking trip comes into play. It’d be a trip of...

YA Community – How to Get Involved

I have found the YA book community to be a wonderful sanctuary. I have made many friends (authors and bloggers alike) who have stuck with me since the beginning. However, I find that there is a huge lack of interest from the non-blogging YA readers. One does not have to be a blogger/author/etc to reap the benefits of the online society. It’s not a secret club. I’m going to list a few of the techniques I used at the beginning to get involved. Twitter. I cannot stress enough how interactive the YA community is on Twitter. This is a great...

Manners and Mutiny

If one must flirt…flirt with danger. Lessons in the art of espionage aboard Mademoiselle Geraldine’s floating dirigible have become tedious without Sophronia’s sweet sootie Soap nearby. She would much rather be using her skills to thwart the dastardly Picklemen, yet her concerns about their wicked intentions are ignored, and now she’s not sure whom to trust. What does the brusque werewolf dewan know? On whose side is the ever-stylish vampire Lord Akeldama? Only one thing is certain: a large-scale plot is under way, and when it comes to fruition, Sophronia must be ready to save her friends, her school, and...

Life Update

So, I’ve decided that I need to do something… Something crazy and totally uncharacteristic of my introverted personality. I have decided that thing is to travel. I’m coming to a phase of my life where I need to make a lot of life decisions. And I will not be able to do so until I ‘find myself’ as cliché as that is. So, I need to go somewhere. My ideal trip would be through Europe. My goals are to revisit London, and to visit Norway, France, and Germany for the first time. Preferably by train. Full YA experience. However, this...

The New MADDIETV

Hiya, Everyone! So, as you all know, the blog has been rather inactive lately. I’ve decided that I need to change it up a bit. I’ll keep doing reviews, but I don’t think it’s the thing for me. Just like ‘movie news’ was kind of a fail, this is too. Anyways, I’m open to suggestions, etc. I’m thinking of converting this into a hobby or life style type blog. Trying a new skill every month, and documenting how it goes. Or, just a sort of life journey type thing. I’m not sure. Please leave your suggestions in the comments or...

!!Book Sale!!!

Hiya, Guys! So, I’m in the middle of a rather big move, and have decided to do a book clear out. I have a ton of books, and a lot of duplicates, so I’ve decided to clear them out! I am listing some that are signed (personalized to me, or just a plain signature), paper backs, and hardbacks. I also am listing some sets. There are some books that I’ll sell in a bundle with an ARC, or individual. I’m more than willing to negotiate prices. This is on a first pay first serve basis. I will not hold books...

Random Tidbit

I was clearing out some files, and found this little essay I had written a while back for Chiptole’s “Cultivate a Better World” foundation. I thought it held true, and was an interesting piece. So, I decided to share it with you! Enjoy.   We live in a society where teens commonly feel like their bodies have to look a certain way. To obtain that impossible ‘perfect body’ there are work out fads and diets which ultimately lead only to defeat. Our culture has the ability to make us feel insecure, which commonly leads to us buying useless products. Protein shakes,...