Some Good News
Yes, there is some. It doesn't hit the headlines all the time, but it exists and it makes me hopeful that more will follow because of it. So here's one bit of good news from Kentucky.
|Raymond Burse, President Kentucky State University|
The President of Kentucky State University took a pay cut of $90,000 (imagine that salary). That meant that all the minimum wage employees got a $3.00/hr. raise.
Now on to the. . .
Hat's Off Corner
Here's to Angela on her latest Evernight Teen book. Here's her character having a bit of a chat with that hunk of a Vampire, Edward Cullen. Shiver me timbers. A vampire on my blog!
I want to thank C. Lee for making the magic happen. My name is Macie Breen. Angela Brown is the author who created me. I’m not sure what she was going through when she wrote Beacon. Are all authors so cruel?
Wait, will Angela see this? Because, if she can… I think you rock, lots and lots, Angela!! (Please don’t torture me so bad in the next book).
Anyway, C. Lee asked me here to have a chat with a character from one of the books I recently read from the banned books list. Hey, if The Colony wants to censor it, I HAVE to read it. I chose Twilight. Some of you know of this novel, maybe? Vampires that sparkle, werewolves that seem to always be shirtless, and a girl who is sought after by both a were and a vamp. I would not want to be her, all confused behind two guys. Give me Thane any day.
Wait… there is Rig…
Yeah, let’s not go there. Oh, look, Edward Cullen just arrived.
*Macie stands up, offers her hand, but Edward quickly settles into the chair opposite her.*
Macie: Uh, okay.
*She drops her hand and sits back down.*
Macie: Nice to meet you, Edward.
*Edward sniffs the air a couple of times then dissolves into an even more pale state.*
Macie: I hope the lights are okay. C. Lee said she adjusted them so they are dim enough for you.
Edward: The lights are fine.
Macie: Oh, good. So let’s get started. Now, I have to know, do you and Bella really -
Edward: What are you?
*Macie’s mouth is left wide open by the sudden interruption but then she closes it.*
Macie: I’m a character in Angela’s novel, Beacon. It’s a YA urban fantasy dystopian. I think it’s pretty cool but I’m probably a little biased.
*Edward leans forward, eyes narrowed.*
Edward: C. Lee told me that. But she didn’t tell me what you are.
Macie: I’m just a girl nobody likes. That’s all.
*Macie’s eyes widen.*
Edward: No. You’re not. And that’s a big problem.
*Macie visibly shivers*
Edward: Because I was also told that you liked Jasper so I brought him along to surprise you. One whiff of you and he will go berserk. Honestly…
*Edwards casts his eyes downward.*
Edward: I’m having a hard time holding my bloodlust back.
*Edward jumps to his feet, breathing hard.*
Edward: Seriously, what are you? You smell so… delicious.
*C. Lee enters the chat*
C. Lee: And that will be all for now folks. Edward, thank you for coming today. Macie, I suggest we find a different exit for you. And for anyone wanting to know what Macie is - which I better go find out myself - check out Beacon.
My Quote for the Day: "Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." Thoreau
Any good news in your part of the world? Would you chat with a vampire? Are you entering to win Angela's GC? Hope you've already entered the #AtoZChallenge. If not, sign up now!
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