Love this. Don‘t let envy turn you sour!
Elephants were my first favorite animal, and still hold part of my heart, I wish the world had more of them.
Oregon is on fire 😓
"It's a foolish culture that entrusts its food supply to simpletons."
Boom! Probably the cause of many rural industries lacking brain power.
Humanity has seriously screwed itself.
I've always thought this, not just about food, but how a young country with plenty of space, coming of age during the greatest industrial and technological advances, so we're like teenagers growing up without adult supervision.
636 pages and I can't think of what to say... Some of my favorite moments are the simplest, yet they made me think of much larger questions of life. Not every hero wins, and not ever hero wears a cape, but everyone needs a purpose.
"As with many lonely children, his problem was not solitude itself but that he was never left free to enjoy it."
"Put him in front of a roomful of people at work and he would be impossible to shut up; work was not work for him. Parties were work." Amen
Hard book to review. Writing 5 stars, pacing 3 stars, historical detail 4 stars, storyline 3.5, narrative device 4 stars, characters 3 stars, so I would give it 3.8 overall. The telling and history of the battle of Thermopylae feels more real than watching 300, and I kind of wished they had used this book as a script instead.
Pretty epic conclusion, Quentin does (thankfully) grow up over the course of the trilogy. The different worlds feel just as real as their magic. I like the series as a whole, and individually, which can be hard for some stories to accomplish. I've been living in this world for almost two months, wanting to see how it ends but not able to let go of the magic. Goodbye Fillory, at least I can watch the TV show now.
As wild and ridiculous as that ride was, the world and characters are flawed and crazy which makes it feel grounded and real somehow. "Harry Potter goes to college"...and then goes to Narnia. Except I wanted to smack this Harry Potter several times. All that intelligence and magic and some how he's still that clueless? The story is not predictable as I thought it would be, which enrages me more!
I am immensely proud to live in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, which has the worlds largest independent bookstore @Powells which offers a map for visitors because you will get lost for hours exploring other worlds! Try to walk out empty-handed! Lol #getindie
Connie is a Grad student who stumbles upon a key and a name that leads her on a unique witch hunt. Researching her way around Salem 1991, while in 1692 Deliverance stands trial, can Connie find the spell-book lost to history in time? ---The first half was kind of slow, but the second half made up for it.
Present, past, present, past...you'll pick it up and read it fast. Drowning mermaids, a mute fortune teller, librarians, tarot cards, and a menagerie of characters are entangled in the limbs of this mysterious families history. You can feel the water rising, hoping you'll make it to the surface in time.
On the subject of suicide, "Despite my memories and their flashes of warmth, the picture shows that my mother was not a happy woman. Not something on which I ever dwelled. It's brutal to realize that someone might find a life with you in it unbearable."