Literature · Novels and Novellas

Recent Reads (July 2018)

It’s been awhile since I posted but I have still been reading a decent amount. I’m also starting a new job so that’s been a bit of a distraction. I did a lot of re-reading this last month or so since I wanted to experience some old favorites. So, here’s what I’ve read: Harry Potter… Continue reading Recent Reads (July 2018)

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Literature · Novels and Novellas

Poison by Sarah Pinborough | Book Review

Poison is a provocative re-telling of Snow White. It follows the basic plot of the fairy tale – an evil queen wants to kill Snow White out of jealousy, there are dwarves, a huntsman, etc. However, in between all of this the book throws in more darker and sexual subject matter. If I had to… Continue reading Poison by Sarah Pinborough | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Books I Don’t Like As Much Anymore

  Recently, I was looking through my favorites list on Goodreads. There was something I noticed: several of the books I didn’t really like anymore, or I had forgotten. So, I narrowed the list down to the books I have always loved; the ones that influence me and that I’ll never forget. There were still… Continue reading Books I Don’t Like As Much Anymore

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler | Book Review

  The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler is about a teenager named Flannery Culp who murdered her classmate. The story presents itself in the form of Flannery’s revised journal that she wants to publish. It shows her life with her group of friends (known as ‘the basic eight’), and the events leading up to the… Continue reading The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Stardust by Neil Gaiman |Book Review

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

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Twilight/Stephanie Meyer Hate: Was it too much?

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?

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

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

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Joyride by Jack Ketchum| Book Review

Spoiler-ish. Joyride is about a woman named Carole and her lover Lee who end up murdering her abusive ex-husband as an act of desperation. A death-obsessed man named Wayne witnesses the act and hopes to commit more murders with them. The two protagonists of the novel don’t have a really good plan when it comes… Continue reading Joyride by Jack Ketchum| Book Review