Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
I have always found Rose a negative and unpleasant person. This book confirms it while seeming to try to find ways to blame her problems on her mother based on Rose's letters to friends and her diary, both of which tend to sound like an over-dramatic teenager... something quite unpleasant in a woman in her 30s, 40s, and 50s.
While worth reading simply because it is another book about Laura Ingalls Wilder, it is not one that I'll be adding to my Laura bookshelf.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
“You don't know me. You know one me, just like I know one you. And you can't know every me, and I can't know every you.”
This book is full of photographs sent to the author one by one while he created a story to go with it. It's disjointed and beautiful. I feel like this book portrays depression and schizophrenia in a very poignant way.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The ending itself was a bit too brief. It was like Jane Austen got to where she wanted the characters to be and just said DONE. No detail once the difficulties were overcome. Still, a pleasant story to read.
Seeing that Alan Rickman plays the Colonel in a movie version, chances are I will have to watch it, too.
Though the fabrics descriptions are my main need for this book, it also discusses threads and needles and gives suggestions/tips for how to work with various fabrics and much more!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Oh, John Green. After reading The Fault in Our Stars, I knew I would forever be a fan, even if I later discover his other books are total crap. Not surprisingly though, Paper Towns was even better than I expected. I literally could not put this book down, it was that good. So tonight I have a ton of homework to catch up on, thanks to Mr. Green. :P
This book was fantastic! I loved how the author put a totally different spin on these classic fairytales. Every one of the characters had wonderfully developed personalities, even though a few of them were not at all the way we would have thought of them in the original stories. For example, Sleeping Beauty? She's a spoiled, rude, little brat who drives kind-hearted Prince Liam insane. Cinderella is constantly looking for adventure after spending her life practically imprisoned by her stepmother; whereas her prince, Prince Frederic, has lived a life of ease and has been taught to be afraid of anything that could possibly harm him. I just loved how the author made the stories more realistic by creating flawed characters. Maybe the prince that rescued Rapunzel wasn't actually her soul mate. Maybe Cinderella and her prince just aren't compatible. That's real life, folks. Although it was presented in a comical way (and don't worry, everything turns out fine in the end), I feel like that was one of the main themes of this story. Sometimes, people don't turn out to be who we thought they were before we got to know them. And you know what? Sometimes that's totally okay. :)
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
By David Levithan, 322 pages.
Wow. How would your understanding of your life change if you witnessed it as an outsider for only one day? How would your conception of self form if you woke up in a different person's life every day? This book is phenomenal. I have definitely found a new favorite author in David. I can't stop reading his words, and this is the book to start with, if you're at all intrigued by the premise.