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 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
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
The last time I played this game it was Captain Blood vs. The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the winner was Captain Blood. This time we'll put Captain Blood up against the hero from a recent read. And guess what? Turns out I have another pulp hero in my recent reads. Tarzan! So, Tarzan predates Captain Blood… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan
Back in the bright red dawn of time when children didn't have their own DVD collections, when blurays and DVRs were just lights shining in the eyes of their creators, I waited at Christmas to see my favorite shows on the TV (without a remote) when they were actually scheduled. I actually had to sit through… Continue reading Book Review: A Christmas Carol
So, this isn't my first time reading Tarzan. I've actually read 3.5 books of the series. Did you know that it's a series? With 24 books?! I didn't when I read the first one. And I was PISSED at the end. Turns out the story most of us know actually covers the first couple of books. I… Continue reading Book Review: Tarzan of the Apes
So, if you've seen my shelves, you know they're bulging I'm actually at the point where no more bookshelves will fit into my apartment and no more books will fit on my shelves. 😦 Clearly I need to move. Especially since I'm not going to stop buying books.... Aren't these lovely. I need something like this. Times 10. This is my… Continue reading Trying something new…