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Review: Bad Luck Cadet By Suzie Ivy

Posted in Review, Uncategorized on October 29, 2011 by Julie Mangan

Definitely interesting and a quick read. Very informative and made me root for Suzie from the first page. It is a writing style I’m not familiar with, but it didn’t interrupt with the story. The fourth wall was broken a few times, but I didn’t mind. I have to be honest and admit I don’t know if this is fiction or autobiographical. But it felt very much like a memoir. when’s the next book out?


What’s your theme? Otherwise known as: Something that’s bothered me for a long time.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 15, 2011 by Julie Mangan

Does your life have a theme? Because mine doesn’t. I don’t know anyone who’s life is so simple, so cut and dry, it can be summed up by a simple word or phrase. Even when talking about a specific moment or incident in life, there’s no theme. There is what happened. There are the facts. Why does everything have to have some deep underlying, cloak and dagger, hidden meaning? Why can’t something be taken at face value and deemed valuable for what it is, rather than what someone else thinks it ought to be? Maybe the point isn’t ‘what is this person not saying that I have to figure out’. Maybe the point is ‘something happened and the consequences are significant’.

When I read I don’t want something I have to analyze and stew over to get the full meaning. I want something I want to think about because the writer wrote it in such a manner that the characters were engaging, realistic, flawed and relatable despite the gap between my experiences and theirs.

My life doesn’t have a theme, so why should my characters’? If a story isn’t worth reading without a theme, then why do people force other’s to listen to their inane anecdotes that don’t mean anything? It’s all subjective anyway, depending on the person who reads it.

Here we have it

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2009 by Julie Mangan

This married, working, mother of two has little to recommend herself to the world in general. I am neither remarkable nor overly whitty.  My life is not scandalous though it does not lack for entertainment. I don’t remember the last time I was bored.  There are not enough hours in the day to provide ample consideration to my many intrests. But for some unknown reason, I felt compelled today to start a new one, hence the blog.  What I’ll do with it, I’ve not a clue. Where it will go, I’ll have to wait and see. Perhaps it will serve as a vent for my frustrations or simply as a forum for my observations. Eventually, if my goals come to fuition it will become a source for recommending myself to those I am hoping to work with.  In the mean time, perhaps it will simply serve as a hodgepodge of …

Screw it.  Here it is, whatever it is.