Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for Tris

A short, short list of contests and blog hops at the bottom!

T is for Tris

Before I fell in love with the Cinder series, I was obsessed with the Divergent series. (I've been fortunate enough to meet both of these authors, and they are lovely. I love supporting good writers - I love it even more when they are good people too). 

Tris is the protagonist of Veronica Roth's Divergent series. She's bright and strong-willed. She's a bit of an adrenaline junkie and, my favorite part about her, - she's short. I love that she's tough and little. As silly as this sounds, I have several students who struggle with being short. I love being able to give them a book with a strong, short heroine. 

Tris is also well rounded (vulnerable, scared, unsure of herself) and dynamic. I can't wait to read more about her in Roth's third book that comes out in October....which is good. I need a break from really good books for a while. I'm hoping after I finish Scarlet - before the end of the day - I can get back to more pressing concerns....like...oh, I don't know....graduate work? potty training my three year old son? closing on a house at the end of the week? A-Z blog posts?

Contests and Blog Hops
The Writer's Voice competition begins May 1st. 

Operation Awesome is hosting another Secret Agent Contest on May 1st.

And last but not least, a big congrats to Brandon Ax on his release of his book Elemental.


  1. You're closing on a house this week? Congratulations! Always a good feeling.

  2. WOW, a closing... CONGRATS...

    Where, Kimberly? You know I live in Chicago...

    Thanks for the links and sharing a cool character with us...

  3. Ah, Tris. I do love her, too. See, now I want to go back and read Divergent and Insurgent again.

    Congrats on your house! And have, er, fun...? potty-training. Not the right sentiment, but you feel me. :)

  4. I read the first book in that series. I really want to read the second, but just haven't had time for it.

    Just closed on a house back in November. That is hairpulling stuff. I am surprised you are keeping it together as well as you are. The moving is awful. Still so much in boxes. Why is there always more stuff than there is space to put it???? I am going to have to work seriously (very soon) on paring back even more on THE STUFF. I got rid of so much pre-move, but it wasn't enough.

    More power to you!!!!

  5. Congrats on the closing! I've yet to read those series you've mentioned. Now I'm curious.

    From A to Z Challenge,
    Sonnia J. Kemmer

  6. I enjoyed Tris in Divergent. She was a great character. Good luck on your closing, grad work, and enjoy the joys of potty training! :)

  7. Lots of luck with the 3 year old.

  8. I love short folks too!

    Thanks for the links, always enjoy being informed. And congratulations on your house closing!

    Nice to meet you via the A to Z!