I was going to make myself read the rest of my TBR pile for June before letting myself pick up this one. A sort of saving the best for last, having my cake, eating it, whatever. But when I picked up my copy, I saw how little it was, and I ran my fingers over… Continue reading Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I've been thinking, since I finished this book, how I would rate it. How I would be able to explain my thoughts. I don't even have the words. This is one of those books that affected my whole heart, my soul, everything. I couldn't put it down. It made me so sad, it was… Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief
I started this month's reading by asking for votes on which of my backlog of books I should read. The two winners (it was about 50/50) were We Have Always Lived in the Castle and A Great and Terrible Beauty. Anyhow, I decided to go ahead and read them both. I also finished up a few books I'd started… Continue reading Monthly Reads: May 2013
Turns out that May's To Be Read pile took me through *nearly* everything that I'd set as a goal, and consequently, I made it through some books that had been lingering on my shelves. Then there was this whole sense of stolen-time and wickedness as I chucked Rebel Angels by Libba Bray yet again to… Continue reading Monthly To Be Read: June
So, this last month, I've gobbled up some books using my usual coping techniques. Losing FeistyPants and BoyBlue—though I knew it was right that they go home—was pretty much like a dagger to the heart. Rather than actually face that mess, I just gave myself permission to sink into some books and let it all… Continue reading Awesome Reads!
Do you ever not buy a book you want? For those of you who know my book buying habits, you might be surprised that I occasionally exercise any form of self-control. However, I recently bought a book that I had been wanting since before it's release. This one in fact: And you know what? I… Continue reading Books: Want
I've never really understood why someone would answer that question with listing a visit to the locker room or stealing stuff or what not. But here I am reading The Invisible Man and can't help but thinking about it. The thing is--we are who we are regardless of whether people are around. In a lot of ways,… Continue reading What would you do if you were invisible?
A friend of mine was reading the craziest collection of books I'd seen in a while. I finally asked her how she was finding these babies, and she told me she uses Bookbub and gets the freebies. While I was considering that I took a quick glance over my Currently Reading list on Goodreads and… Continue reading How do you read?
Back again for our new round of hero vs hero. Literary crush vs. literary crush. Captain Blood has, so far, taken the win for the first two rounds. Captain Blood: once a slave then a pirate then a ... what it a governor? Something like that, but ultimately, Captain Blood is the lover of his… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin
This whole To Be Read thing has been interesting. I have jumped ship twice on my goal. I was lured away by The 5th Wave and then picked up Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Now I'm not done with my list yet, but I've been thinking how its been surprising that it wasn't that hard… Continue reading The To Be Read Experiment…