Live Literature, Live Life

Hi Everyone! As a new writer on LiL, I plan on reading and reviewing the newest and hippest books and immersing readers in the literary culture of Ontario. Before starting off, however, I thought it best to introduce myself.

My name is Mia Herrera and I’m a 20-year-old recent graduate from the University of Toronto. In school I studied English, Book and Media Studies, and Cinema Studies and, as a result, was greatly exposed to the Humanities side of post-secondary education. Recently, upon realizing that graduation loomed ahead, I had to come to terms with the fact that school would soon be over and I’d have to get a job. Being confronted with the possibility of settling into a 9-5 career – one that takes most of one’s waking time and effort – led me to realize that life is too short and a career takes too much time for someone to do something they don’t love 100%. At that moment of realization, I decided to follow my dreams towards becoming a professional writer.

Although I’m often plagued with doubts and frustrations knowing that my career of choice is often a shaky one at best, the dawn of my decision marked a day in which I opened myself up to new opportunities and began to truly explore the world of literature – not through lectures and discussions in musty classrooms, but through actual people, current events, and remarkable places. All of these things, combined with the literature we read, create an amazing experience that is available to anyone who so wishes to get involved. Actually living literature instead of simply learning it allows one to experience a completely new and exciting aspect of life.

Book reviews will definitely be an important part of my articles, but it is also important to note that books are just words on pages unless they’re lived in life as well. My job will be to smoke out the great (and sometimes not-so-great) books as well as shed light on the exciting literary life that goes on just by our front steps.

Hopefully, I can tag along some interested readers, kindle some uninterested minds, and bring you all along for my journey amidst Ontario’s literary world. I’ll be submitting articles on a biweekly basis. If anyone has a book they’d like reviewed, or an event or group they’d like covered, please feel free to e-mail me at mia.herrera@gmail.com. Your interests are my interests too.

Hi Everyone! As a new writer on LiL, I plan on reading and reviewing the newest and hippest books and immersing readers in the literary culture of Ontario. Before starting off, however, I thought it best to introduce myself.

My name is Mia Herrera and I’m a 20-year-old recent graduate from the University of Toronto. In school I studied English, Book and Media Studies, and Cinema Studies and, as a result, was greatly exposed to the Humanities side of post-secondary education. Recently, upon realizing that graduation loomed ahead, I had to come to terms with the fact that school would soon be over and I’d have to get a job. Being confronted with the possibility of settling into a 9-5 career – one that takes most of one’s waking time and effort – led me to realize that life is too short and a career takes too much time for someone to do something they don’t love 100%. At that moment of realization, I decided to follow my dreams towards becoming a professional writer.

Although I’m often plagued with doubts and frustrations knowing that my career of choice is often a shaky one at best, the dawn of my decision marked a day in which I opened myself up to new opportunities and began to truly explore the world of literature – not through lectures and discussions in musty classrooms, but through actual people, current events, and remarkable places. All of these things, combined with the literature we read, create an amazing experience that is available to anyone who so wishes to get involved. Actually living literature instead of simply learning it allows one to experience a completely new and exciting aspect of life.

Book reviews will definitely be an important part of my articles, but it is also important to note that books are just words on pages unless they’re lived in life as well. My job will be to smoke out the great (and sometimes not-so-great) books as well as shed light on the exciting literary life that goes on just by our front steps.

Hopefully, I can tag along some interested readers, kindle some uninterested minds, and bring you all along for my journey amidst Ontario’s literary world. I’ll be submitting articles on a biweekly basis. If anyone has a book they’d like reviewed, or an event or group they’d like covered, please feel free to e-mail me at mia.herrera@gmail.com. Your interests are my interests too.

Hi Everyone! As a new writer on LiL, I plan on reading and reviewing the newest and hippest books and immersing readers in the literary culture of Ontario. Before starting off, however, I thought it best to introduce myself.

My name is Mia Herrera and I’m a 20-year-old recent graduate from the University of Toronto. In school I studied English, Book and Media Studies, and Cinema Studies and, as a result, was greatly exposed to the Humanities side of post-secondary education. Recently, upon realizing that graduation loomed ahead, I had to come to terms with the fact that school would soon be over and I’d have to get a job. Being confronted with the possibility of settling into a 9-5 career – one that takes most of one’s waking time and effort – led me to realize that life is too short and a career takes too much time for someone to do something they don’t love 100%. At that moment of realization, I decided to follow my dreams towards becoming a professional writer.

Although I’m often plagued with doubts and frustrations knowing that my career of choice is often a shaky one at best, the dawn of my decision marked a day in which I opened myself up to new opportunities and began to truly explore the world of literature – not through lectures and discussions in musty classrooms, but through actual people, current events, and remarkable places. All of these things, combined with the literature we read, create an amazing experience that is available to anyone who so wishes to get involved. Actually living literature instead of simply learning it allows one to experience a completely new and exciting aspect of life.

Book reviews will definitely be an important part of my articles, but it is also important to note that books are just words on pages unless they’re lived in life as well. My job will be to smoke out the great (and sometimes not-so-great) books as well as shed light on the exciting literary life that goes on just by our front steps.

Hopefully, I can tag along some interested readers, kindle some uninterested minds, and bring you all along for my journey amidst Ontario’s literary world. I’ll be submitting articles on a biweekly basis. If anyone has a book they’d like reviewed, or an event or group they’d like covered, please feel free to e-mail me at mia.herrera@gmail.com. Your interests are my interests too.

Hi Everyone! As a new writer on LiL, I plan on reading and reviewing the newest and hippest books and immersing readers in the literary culture of Ontario. Before starting off, however, I thought it best to introduce myself.

My name is Mia Herrera and I’m a 20-year-old recent graduate from the University of Toronto. In school I studied English, Book and Media Studies, and Cinema Studies and, as a result, was greatly exposed to the Humanities side of post-secondary education. Recently, upon realizing that graduation loomed ahead, I had to come to terms with the fact that school would soon be over and I’d have to get a job. Being confronted with the possibility of settling into a 9-5 career – one that takes most of one’s waking time and effort – led me to realize that life is too short and a career takes too much time for someone to do something they don’t love 100%. At that moment of realization, I decided to follow my dreams towards becoming a professional writer.

Although I’m often plagued with doubts and frustrations knowing that my career of choice is often a shaky one at best, the dawn of my decision marked a day in which I opened myself up to new opportunities and began to truly explore the world of literature – not through lectures and discussions in musty classrooms, but through actual people, current events, and remarkable places. All of these things, combined with the literature we read, create an amazing experience that is available to anyone who so wishes to get involved. Actually living literature instead of simply learning it allows one to experience a completely new and exciting aspect of life.

Book reviews will definitely be an important part of my articles, but it is also important to note that books are just words on pages unless they’re lived in life as well. My job will be to smoke out the great (and sometimes not-so-great) books as well as shed light on the exciting literary life that goes on just by our front steps.

Hopefully, I can tag along some interested readers, kindle some uninterested minds, and bring you all along for my journey amidst Ontario’s literary world. I’ll be submitting articles on a biweekly basis. If anyone has a book they’d like reviewed, or an event or group they’d like covered, please feel free to e-mail me at mia.herrera@gmail.com. Your interests are my interests too.

Your comments are important! Join the conversation on social media:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someone