My entire reading list is in the toilet. I’m going rogue. If you haven’t read this book, stop everything and read it. This was the best book I’ve read all summer. Top 5 that I’ve read all year (among Unbroken, Ender’s Game and Dark Places). It’s very reminiscent of Ender’s Game so if you dug
Originally posted on Winter Reading 2021:
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…
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