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Friday, September 12, 2014

TDA Snipppet & Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Date

Cassie treated fans to some exciting news and a snippet earlier today. First, check out the TDA Snippet..... I love Emma's comment. 
“Do I?” Diana leaned back in her chair, tapping her pencil against the back of her right hand, where the Rune of Sight was inked. Every Shadowhunter had a Voyance rune on their dominant hand, allowing them to see through glamours. Emma’s was on her left. “Well, if I know what you did, and you know what you did, maybe you should tell me what your punishment should be?” 
“I should have to take care of a box of kittens,” Emma said immediately. “Definitely a box of kittens. You know how cruel kittens are, with their tiny little claws and terrible attitudes.”
Now onto more exciting news!! Check out the date Cassie said they're aiming to release Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy:
3. Do you now have a set month or something for the first TSA story? I’m really excited and I so miss Simon (et al.)… :D <3 addictedtothese="" em="">
We’re aiming to release the first one, “Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy,” next February.
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for February!

Chasers of The Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson, Book Review

By: Tyler Knott Gregson
Published by: Perigee Trade/ Penguin
Released on: 9/2/14
Source: book to review from the publisher
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The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane.

One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.

He fell in love.

Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work—poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light

A little unknown fact about me, I love poetry. I've collected it for years. When the chance presented itself for me to read and review this book, I jumped at the chance without any hesitation. I'm so glad I did. Chasers of The Light is a book full of beautifully words, artwork and photography. It's one of those books that I'm looking forward to sitting out on my shelf of go to books. You know the ones you grab when you need a little boost, or in search of a source of inspiration. 

I've been in a reading rut lately, and Tyler's book is exactly what I needed. 

Tyler's words are magical. They made me think, they made me feel the various emotions that each of his poems hold, and some of his poems touched me in a way I wasn't excepting. The other thing I loved, is that all the poems are typed (hence poems from the typewriter series). Long before there were computers, there were typewriters. Growing up I loved watching my mom type often on her typewriter. I loved her typewriter so much, that one year for Christmas when I was a kid I asked for one for Christmas. I don't remember what happened to it (it was a child size one), but I wished I still had it. I already had been on the hunt for an old typewriter, but now that I've read this book, I'm now more driven than ever to get one. 

I love the concept of typing up poems on a type writer. From note cards, library cards, receipts etc, there's nothing you can't sit and type out your thoughts, feelings, and inspirational thoughts on. Tyler proves that by the various forms of paper his poems are typed up on in his book. CHASERS OF THE LIGHT: POEMS FROM THE TYPEWRITER SERIES is one of those gems of a book that I'd definitely recommend picking up! It's not the typical YA book review you'd see here on Mundie Moms, but it's a great book that YA and adult readers will enjoy. 

FanArt Friday: Modern Jem & Tessa Travel The World

This is an adorable collection of fan art featuring modern Jem & Tessa traveling the world, that Cassie recently shared here.

I love this artwork of Tamara from The Iron Trial, which Cassie shared here