With the holidays swiftly approaching, you might be thinking to yourself: what should I buy the bookworm in my life? How do I make my beloved introvert leap for joy? As a noted bookworm and introvert, I'm here to give you some ideas.
Claire and Marshall of Halloweens Past Happy Halloween, friends! In honor of the spookiest holiday, I thought I'd give you a list of some of my favorite chill-inducing books, at varying levels of scariness. The Exorcist by William Blatty If you're looking for a truly horrific read, this is a great place to start. The… Continue reading Spoooooky Reads
“Some people see a magic trick and say, “Impossible!” They clap their hands, turn over their money, and forget about it ten minutes later. Other people ask how it worked. They go home, get into bed, toss and turn, wondering how it was done. It takes them a good night’s sleep to forget all about… Continue reading Postmortem: Six of Crows
One of my favorite books ever is turning 5 today -- Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl.
A year ago today, Across the Formidable Sea became available for purchase on Amazon. In the year since it's earned 22 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.6 stars. On Goodreads, it has 30 and an average 4.37. It's been purchased over 500 times in more than 3 countries. My words. My ideas. It's utterly humbling.
Margaret Mitchell managed the rarest of feats: she made us root for an utterly unlikeable character -- a female character at that. Throughout Gone with the Wind Scarlett struggles with the fact that she lacks many of the traits most desired in women of her time: humility, docility, and gentleness of spirit. Though we pride ourselves today on embracing "strong female leads", even the most independent of female heroines are usually still kind at heart, reaching toward the greater good, kind to children and animals, and ultimately feminine. Scarlett is cutthroat, grasping, and selfish, and worst of all, unapologetic, but you still find yourself wanting her to succeed.
Leon is eight and three-quarters, and he has a new baby brother. Though Leon's age, living arrangements, attitude, and size change throughout the book, his name and his love for his brother do not. Kit de Waal's My Name is Leon tells the story of a young black boy in 1970's England whose life until… Continue reading Postmortem: My Name Is Leon