The Shadow Kin possess great abilities. They can sense secrets, foretell your future, and sometimes even control the shadows themselves. But even the Kin aren't immune to fate. For Fallow, the future promises nothing but sorrow. Armed with only the mystical red cloak of the Shadow Kin, she is determined to conquer what's ahead and choose… Continue reading Coming Sooooooonnnnnn…….
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Recommended? Yes. Super fun. But, um....duh. The New World by Patrick Ness. Recommended? Yes, if you like and have read The Knife of Never Letting Go. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Recommended? Yes, though the whole (SPOILER) sex change thing at the end was unexpected and weird. The Ordinary… Continue reading August Reads
Do you remember my TBR list? Here it is again if you don't. Did I finish it. Please. As. If. No. No, I didn't. But, this is what I did read and whether I recommend them: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Recommended? Yes. It's a fun little story. I'm planning to work… Continue reading July Reads
Maybe this time I won't sabotage myself. But I am going to dump the TBRs I failed so miserably at. I mean, they'll be there, since I have my giant list with only like 1/3 crossed off. But my new TBR is an independent thing. Striking out on its own, shaking off the weight of… Continue reading August TBR
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, I (at least) found it fun when y'all chimed in and voted with me on what to read in May. And you know what, you were right. I loved both books I read. Want to play again? These are the books I'm thinking of adding to my TBR pile. The Book Thief by Markus… Continue reading Help me pick another book from my backlog!
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?
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