Stardust is a nice little fantasy book. I enjoy fantasy that is simple and wraps up nicely with one book. The story follows Tristran Thorne who comes from the small village of Wall. To impress the most beautiful girl in the area, Victoria, he goes on a journey to find a fallen star. However, there… Continue reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman |Book Review
Geek Love is a novel about a carnival family named the Binewskis. Wanting to make their own human oddities parents, Al and Crystal, use poisons and radioactive material to hopefully produce children with abnormalities. The results are Arturo (Arty) a boy with flipper-like limbs, a pair of Siamese twins named Iphy and Elly, the bald… Continue reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn | Book Review
I decided to stop being afraid of reading big books. By big I'm talking about 600-1000+ pages (no big font or wide spacing). I have read large books in the past but I haven't for awhile. Why? My own reasons: Worried about it being too time-consuming, possibly being boring and not being able to read… Continue reading Reading Big Books
Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie Foster who finds out about a magic spring that grants immortality when she meets the Tuck family, who have drank from it. She must help them keep the magic of the spring secret. Tuck Everlasting is an old favorite of mine that I felt like… Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis
Coraline is one of my favorite books. As kid I was obsessed with it – I checked it out several times from the library until I finally bought my own copy. My child brain was fascinated by the dark world the book creates and Coraline’s showdown with the other mother. All the images and… Continue reading Coraline: What I Don’t Like About the Movie
https://youtu.be/8O06tMbIKh0 I watched Lindsey Ellis’ video about Twilight entitled: “Dear Stephanie Meyer” recently. The gist of it is that she argues that while Twilight, isn’t a good book or film, the hatred for it was way over-the-top. And that it’s the anti-teenage girl attitude society has that helped drive the hatred. Essentially, we accept… Continue reading Twilight/Stephanie Meyer Hate: Was it too much?
2017 certainly wasn’t the best reading year for me. Life was busy as heck but I still managed to read a few gems. Also, these are in no particular order and just because I read them in 2017 doesn’t mean they were released during the year. 😊 Tomie by Junji Ito A bizarrely beautiful manga.… Continue reading Best Books of 2017
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cIFmnn47OoM This is very interesting video that makes a good arguement about the character Greg Heffley from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I have only read the first three books in the series, but I found Greg extremely unlikable. Even before watching this video I thought I was reading about someone with sociopathic tendencies. … Continue reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg is a Sociopath?
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman follows an unnamed narrator as he recalls strange/terrifying events from his childhood involving a young girl named Lettie Hempstock and her family. Gaiman’s book is definitely different. It’s one of those books where things just kind of happen. The fantastical elements all come with… Continue reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | Book Review
So, the most recent book I’ve read is Panic by Lauren Oliver. Oliver is one of my favorite authors and hasn’t disappointed me yet (except for, maybe, the third Delirium book.) Here I’ll breakdown what works in the book and what doesn’t. (slightly spoiler-ish) Idea/Creativity: When I first read the synopsis for this book I… Continue reading Panic by Lauren Oliver | Book Review