The theme of this match? Disillusionment. Whether from surviving a world war or losing your lover -or maybe both, the characters in these novels persist against the malaise of existence with some memorable moments along the way. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Set in the 1920s and following the Great War, the protagonists … Continue reading Best Book Ever: The Sun Also Rises vs. Diary
Wow, after the powerhouse of last week's match-up, this one feels lackluster, but make no mistake, I love both of these books. Will the modern day Londoner win out against the 19th century version? Let's find out. The Sally Lockhart Chronicles by Phillip Pullman A few contenders on the list feel too childish to be … Continue reading Best Book Ever: Sally Lockhart Vs. Cormoran Strike
How do the terrors of Stephen King's ghosts stack up against the real world terror of the ebola virus?
If you sat down and tried to pick you favorite book of all time, could you? For me, I need a little more detailed process to pick.
Quarter Four! The end of the year is upon us, and I indeed met my goal of reading 50 books this year! Like Quarter Three, Quarter Four books were less than stunning, and I'm bound to reflect why am I reading so many books if I don't like many of them? Much of it boils … Continue reading Book Reviews: Quarter Four
Oh my gosh, did you know it's basically already October? How did that even happen? In Quarter Three, I read a lot of books. 17 to be exact. Unfortunately, I didn't read very many good books. Several perfectly entertaining but mostly bland. Aside from my continuation through the wide world of Stephen King, there's really … Continue reading Book Reviews: Quarter Three
Book reviews from quarter two are in. I only read six books, but they were fantastic.
Once again, the author reflects on her changing relationship with food, once more drowning in cookbooks to help with the process.
Read Like a Freak This year I committed to read 60 books. Much more ambitious than my goals of years past, my recent addiction to audiobooks and a two hour commute are the only ways I'm likely to make this happen. That said, I do tend to be quite a book freak. My boyfriend told … Continue reading Book Reviews: Quarter One
Unlike many of my books which I find, place on my list, and casually ignore for months before deciding I’m ready, “The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky” reeled me in immediately. I like to wander into my brick and mortar independent bookstore, Star Line Books, looking for one tome, knowing it won’t be there … Continue reading “The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky”