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WriteRoomies is a Literature Group that embraces all forms of the written word with no particular focus in any one area.

The chatroom #WriteRoom and it's subsequent group WriteRoomies were both founded by aughters, formerly incluye. Though he is no longer with us, his Literature Chat and Group Legacy live on with the aid of the Administrators and Moderators.
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Welcome to the August 2015 edition of Book Club!



We are so excited to be reading the latest novel from contemporary sci fi/fantasy author Alaya Dawn Johnson, LOVE IS THE DRUG!


Johnsonloveisthedrug by PinkyMcCoversong


From the publisher:

From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school.


Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.


Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus--something about her parents' top secret scientific work--something she shouldn't know.


The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.


And the author? Alaya Dawn Johnson made a splash last year with her hit YA debut, THE SUMMER PRINCE, a dystopian thriller complete with romance, outsider art, and government conspiracies. Johnson is also known for featuring diverse casts of characters, writing powerful heroines, and challenging thoughts about gender and sexuality. Her latest novel, LOVE IS THE DRUG is sure to sweep you off your feet in the most wild ways. 

Let's see some ARTWORK!


Since Ms. ADJ is a newer author, we don't have a lot of fan art up for her books. BUT. I thought it would be fun to feature some photos of the setting. Check out these spooky Washington, DC pieces:

Spooky Metal Tree by artamusica Paper Branches by SWCameraEyes 
The Old Post Office by theworldisavampire  The Metro by juicelessbox... by MikilofSouthern  No Way Out by Ryodu
Capitol 2 by mikeypetrucci

Prizes! We have prizes!


Thanks to Johnson's publisher, Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Books, we'll be giving away a hardcover of THE SUMMER PRINCE (which is one of my personal FAVORITE books of last year) to this month's top participant. Another will go into the prize bucket to be sent off to the top participant over the next several months (June-December). So be sure to comment, engage, and participate in our challenges and activities! 

Johnsonthesummerprince by PinkyMcCoversong

We can't wait to read LOVE IS THE DRUG with you!


We will be reading to the chapter titled ADRENALINE, at the halfway point of the book, by August 15 for the mid-month discussion.

Remember, there are lots of ways to access a book: a bookshop (local or online -- BookDepository has free international shipping!), the library (ask your librarian about ordering in for you (they almost always say yes!) or inter-library loans if they don't have it on the shelves), ereader platforms (including OverDrive at the library). If you're having trouble finding the book, note PinkyMcCoversong or DrippingWords and we'll see if we can guide you in the right direction. 

Tell us below what makes you want to read the book. Or perhaps what makes you hesitant to pick it up. GOOD TIMES WILL BE HAD BY ALL! <3

xoxoPinkyMcCoversong :iconpinkymccoversong:

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PixelGinger Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
It would be nice to know of the rules. I would strongly suggest posting some rules about what gets accepted and what doesn't. That way I don't waste my 5 submission a week limit on something that can't get in.
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FriendlyFlame Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
I'm excited to be apart of this group since it looks to still be active :)
I can't wait to collaborate with this group and hopefully expand my writing skills! Heart 
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Thank you!
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Paper-Snowflakes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for much for accepting me. :)
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You're very welcome! X3
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Mnemothra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks for accepting my request. Please check out my work, photography, art, store and my book on Amazon: "The Codex Veil: Containment"! :)
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ozzy1194 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me here! This looks like a great place to get to know other writers and improve on my fiction and poetry skills, which is really helpful :)
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Quindalas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<touches the wall of awesomeness and runs away screaming like a crazed gerbil>
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Nomuit-Jargon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've been in this group pretty much since I joined deviantART and #WriteRoom but I can never remember how many submissions per week we have. How many submissions is it again?
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