This book was both novel and poem combined. It is a story about a girl with anorexia and her struggles with being a human being in general and being in a bad relationship with a guy named John. This book came to me through a Tumblr post, which wasn’t really an accurate portrayal of the
In one week, Manhattan will be gone.
In one month, the country. In two months . . . the world.
At New York’s JFK Airport an arriving Boeing 777 taxiing along a runway suddenly stops dead. All the shades have been drawn, all communication channels have mysteriously gone quiet. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of a CDC rapid-response team investigating biological threats, boards the darkened plane . . . and what he finds makes his blood run cold.
A terrifying contagion has come to the unsuspecting city, an unstoppable plague that will spread like an all-consuming wildfire—lethal, merciless, hungry . . . vampiric.
And in a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem an aged Holocaust survivor knows that the war he has been dreading his entire life is finally here . . .
This was the second book I had on hold anticipating to listen to on the drive to/from Savannah, but due to the delay in availability I listened to it this past week mostly while knitting in Starbucks. I came across the title on one of the lists Gina posted about. Heartbreaking. I started out eye-rolling
“A young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.” Ok so I was wary of this book the second the woman described it as “accessible fantasy”. It is an adult fairy tale, which is a huge difference
I’ve been procrastinating on this post. As I mentioned, I took a trip down to Savannah to visit friends and clean out the remainder of my studio there. I had been looking for an audio book to listen on the drive (the fastest I can make it seems to be 13.5 hours with only two
well… I decided to read something really gritty instead of the comedy reading I was going to tackle. it is called “On Lynchings” by Ida B. Wells-Barnett It is a feminist black perspective on how and why lynchings happened in the South. Has anyone read this yet?
Hints of Heaven is a compilation of essays that are directed at individual parables found in the Bible. It was a totally different type of book for me to read, and completely out of my comfort zone, which is something I always try to do during a reading challenge such as this. I found some
I am a serious sucker for John Steinbeck. I genuinely enjoyed The Grapes of Wrath as well as East of Eden despite their seemingly insurmountable lengths. Also, as I mentioned earlier in a post, I read The Wayward Bus recently as well. I am simply acknowledging my bias as a person who will probably like anything by John Steinbeck. Back
Sorry for my delay in posting. A quick trip down to Savannah consumed much of my attention. Before leaving I was in search of an audiobook/s to listen on the drive. Coming up short and feeling the pressure to fill my time, I decided to re-read “Happiness” by Will Ferguson (not to be confused with
Admittedly, this is my first graphic novel so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it. Honestly, after the torrid high school adventures I just went through with the last 4 books, this was a welcomed change. It was interesting reading something and having visual content as opposed to using my imagination with text.