I'm just looking at the cover and I'm getting misty-eyed, lol. This is gonna wreck me.
The story is pretty so-so so far, but quotes like this really breathe life into the book.
Honestly, the best part so far has been the emotional reactions the main male character has been having. In a sea of stoic badasses, watching a male character get upset for legit reasons has been refreshing.
Day 2 of #riotgram! Hard to tell from the photo, but I actually get most of my reading done at my local organic food store. Sometimes I get to work an hour or two before my shift or wait for my ride a couple hours after, so it is the perfect time to read.
A reviewer I follow described this story as having a "bite" to it and I couldn't agree more. The story is brief, but lush, has as much magic in it as the fairy tales of old. I couldn't recommend it enough.
I feel foolish, but I didn't know Tor had free short fiction on its site. This one is about a girl so obsessed with fairy tales that, when meeting a girl in rags, she's convinced that the girl is a princess in disguise. I am about it so far.
This was super fun! It was a little difficult to get through given the severity of my depression while I was reading it, but it was sexy and I loved the portrayal of a healthy poly relationship. There were a couple problematic elements to the story, but they were more so eyeroll-y than anything else.
This one of my favorite pictures of me and my dog, Lang. She has been a part of my life for 9 years and my wife's for nearly 11. Yesterday we learned she had cancer. Today we did the humane thing and ended her suffering. We are both completely devastated. She wasn't just a pet, she was our baby. The house is so quiet without her and all we have now is our cat, Julian. Hug all your babies closer for me. We only get so much time with them.
Another great #dollartreefind! This was a book I was super interested in reading and I casually found it when I went to the Dollar Tree to buy bleach! While it is a novel, it's actually based the crime and execution of the last person to be publicly beheaded in Iceland. I can't wait to read it!
My first finished book of 2017! I would have probably finished this in 2016, but after both Carrie and Debbie's death, I couldn't bring myself to read. Carrie brings the same self-deprecating wit she always does in her books and the occasional mention of her own demise was especially heartbreaking.
This book is more of an analysis of her time in SW and as Leia than it is a tell all, but I loved and appreciated it nonetheless.
Pretty good if I do say so myself. I didn't put all the books I read on Litsy, but I might update it in the coming days. I'm proud of how many books I read and I hope to read even more in the coming year.
If only I can read my own books and stop taking so many out from the library. 😁
How poignant that I was reading this passage when I got the news that Carrie Fisher had died.
Of course everyone knows Leia, but I didn't come to know and love Carrie until I read "Wishful Drinking". I had recently come to terms with my own mental illness and I felt so lost. Reading her book helped me in ways I never thought possible. She taught me to not be ashamed.
Thank you so much, Carrie. I don't think I could have made it without you.
This wasn't a nightmare, but it still wasn't good. I wanted this to be a really fun read, but it was a little too boring and run of the mill a la instalove and tragedy gays. A lot of the action scenes were "I tripped him. He fell. He threw a dagger at me." Nothing really grabbed me and the setting was pretty copy/paste of Italy and France. The sequel looks interesting, but the mentions of the love story already makes me roll my eyes.
Guess I should have listened to my better judgement. I'm a big fat scaredy cat and this book didn't scare me in the slightest. It's also one of those YA books that I feel you can read at only a certain age. This might have appealed to 15 year old Cynthia, but it made 26 year old Cynthia feel old as hell. On the plus, your MC actually had some character development, but it wasn't enough to save the book.
I heard some really mixed things about this writer, but I've been really curious. Then this showed up at my library. The pink really caught my eye. 😁😁😁
I know it's cool to shit on this story, but I loved it. Did it bring anything new to the YA genre? No. Was it super fun? Hell yeah! Sonya was the captain of the hot mess express and everyone was super over dramatic, BUT IT WAS ENTERTAINING. I look forward to the second book.
I'd go back and forth between consuming the story and putting the book down and not touching it for a day or two. Hope was a compelling narrator, if not always reliable. I really did appreciate how imperfect she was as a character and the sometimes manic stream of conscious she had. While intriguing and compulsively readable, there were far too many parts of the story that dragged the narrative down.
I don't know if this would count as a #scaryread but it certainly scared me. I read this book several years ago and there are so many stories from this collection that still haunt me. Some were chilling and others made me sick. I don't really read scary books due to being a massive weenie, but I'd say that this definitely counts. #allhallowsread
So I've been really quiet as of late and that's because... I got married! 💕👰🏻👰🏼🎂💙💜 💖🔔 So I was busy planning and freaking out, but now that's out of the way, I'll be on here more often. This here is the wedding book haul. On the left are my books, the right is the old lady's. These are actually the only ones we were able to fit in our luggage. 😂My dad has to send down the rest that we got and I'll share those as I receive them.
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I had a very difficult start to this book. At first, nothing clicked for me and I had a hard time suspending belief. I almost dropped it and I am SO glad I didn't. When I got to the 200 page mark, all bets were off. This story was an emotional roller coaster. The interrogations and the beautiful way the female friendships were written were going to be the death of me. It was all so tragic and I couldn't put it down.
This book is the literary equivalent of crack. Not necessarily good for you, but you can't help yourself. I couldn't put it down. The writing was decent but the plot took forEVER to show up. Most of this book was build up for the relationship. I could have used more female friendships, but maybe the sequel will fix that. Idk why this book is stored in the YA section because even if it was a little vanilla for my taste, the sex was vaguely graphic.
This would have been really useful at the start of the book. Nice to know that I've pronouncing everyone's name wrong. 🙄
Part of me really wishes that this book had come out ten years ago because it might have saved my life. It's not perfect, but Quick captures that part of suicide and depression that isn't pretty and romantic- it's so ugly and raw and hateful. Depression isn't a wilting flower, not for me. Mine was a pulsing mass of hate and I saw so much of my 17 year old self in Leonard. Books like this are needed for kids in pain like I was.
One of the best YA anthologies that I've read. While it began solid, the middle slogged with some of the weaker stories to the point where I wondered what they were doing here to begin with. I might have rated this lower, but the last five or so stories really knocked it out of the park. Definitely recommend.
This book was a hot, hot mess. Despite it being a BW book, Natasha was all but shelved for angsty teen romance. There was a ridiculous amount of grammar errors, descriptors vague to the point of incoherence, and Natasha's characterization was all over the place. I had a hell of a time trying to figure out where this book sits in the MCU, but came to the conclusion that this story exists solely in the Shadow Realm.
I feel so bad, but I can't do it. There is so much psychology talk that it just bogs down the narrative and gives me a headache. I thought the book would be about Bechdel and her relationship with her mother, but she spoke more about her relationship with her therapist and her obsession with psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott more than anything. Maybe I'll come back when I have a little more patience.