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Hi! My name is Lina and I am a senior in college. I've been writing a novel for about five years and what I really am looking for now are objective reviews. It's pretty long but I've put a lot into it. It deals with history, sociology, individualilty, and the capacity in humans to overcome themselves and each other. "Gumption", as Margaret Mitchell would call it. It started off very small and as nothing really worthwhile to me and then somehow snowballed.
I read and/or admire many people including Margaret Mitchell, Vivien Leigh, Hannah Senesh, Irene Gut Opdyke, Somerset Maugham, Marquis de Sade, Ayn Rand, George Orwell, Sinclair Lewis, Ray Bradbury, and dozens of others.
Random facts: I'm an avid reader and writer. My favorite colours are hot pink and purple. I butter my bread before I toast it. I have a tendency to memorize films. I'm addicted to iced tea. I like rain and fog better than sun. I have to sleep in a room that acts also as a library. I snort when I laugh. When I sleep there must be something in my arms. My eyes are the colour of congealed honey. I have a love-hate (mostly hate) relationship with money. You will almost never see me without my blue notebook. I listen to just about every kind of music, ranging from Lulu to The Ramones to The Zombies to Suzanne Vega. Fall and spring are my favourite seasons. I've always wanted to be arrested for protesting. Oh, and "Gone with the Wind", both novel and film, is my heart and soul. I have five copies of the book, I've read it I don't know how many times, I know every word to the film, I have dozens of books about it, Christmas ornaments, shirts, I could go on and on. It also has influenced my writing heavily, which I'm sure will be apparent. It acts for me in the way that Bibles act for Catholics: I have a copy with me almost everywhere I go, I can cite it, I read it when I'm in times of deep distress, and honestly, it makes me cry with happiness, as lame as that sounds. When I see the opening credits or the end of the film or a line that always evokes feeling in me, or when I read certain passages, I weep with pleasure. Because I'm a dork, and I've had this by my side for ten years. Anyway, I felt it very important that I get that out there as soon as possible.
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