Book Review- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and...
Three and a half stars. This was my first David Sedaris book and I can see why he’s so famous. I’ve heard his other books are better than this one, and now they’re definitely on my reading list. This book is an anachronistic collection of personal essays, all of which evoke the entire gamut of human emotion. Sedaris has the rare gift of making his readers think, relate, and...
A Workout For Book Nerds
epicreads: All you need for this workout is a stack of hardcovers and some yarn or rope to tie them together! Workout #1: The Book Curl Workout #2: The Book Up Workout #3: The Brunch (Book Crunch) - Just like brunch this can be done alone or with a friend! Cool Down
quietontheinside: Rereading Gone Girl because I can’t stop myself.
Book Review- Gone Girl
A phenomenally interesting read. It’s no surprise that this book won the Goodreads Choice award in 2012. Engrossing, enthralling, and a highly recommended read. Nick and Amy Dunne start off as a perfect couple in New York, living the life they’ve always dreamed of. They’re the two narrators of Gillian Flynn’s whodunnit thriller, and I’ve never met two more appealing...
I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on...– Tahereh Mafi (via aurora4781)
Book Review- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?...
This book was a disappointment, even with my low expectations. Two stars seems like a pretty generous rating, considering that Mindy Kaling’s book is all over the place and sometimes wanders into politically incorrect territory. I think Mindy is a talented actress and scriptwriter, but she has a lot to learn about writing. Although she seems interesting, her writing style is so tangential...
Book Review- Madness: A Bipolar Life
Absolutely riveting. I wanted to read Marya Hornbacher’s first memoir, “Wasted,” but I didn’t have the patience to wait until the library had available copies. So I opted for her second book, chronicling her life with mental illness, and she did not disappoint. She’s already become one of my favorite authors, and I reread many chapters of this book right after I...
Book Review- Better Than Beauty
As a staunch feminist, I expected to find this vintage self help book ridiculous and hilarious, because I thought it would be full of ideas about how to “catch a man” and develop my “womanly charms.” I was pleasantly surprised to find that although the description makes it sound like the Cosmopolitan of the thirties, this book is full of relevant and interesting advice for...
Managing mental illness is mostly about acceptance- of the things you can’t do,...– Marya Hornbacher, Madness: A Bipolar Life (via quietontheinside)
moriartyisaprincess: barackobama: feathersmcstrange: polished-trophy-pretty-whore: stuckwithharrypottertilltheend: sneadly: WHY ARE BOOKS NOT WATERPROOF I WANT TO READ IN THE SHOWER AND TO PROTECT MY BOOKS FROM MY TEARS IT’S 2012 WHY ARE BOOKS NOT WATERPROOF. IT’S 2013 WHY ARE BOOKS NOT WATERPROOF OBAMA FIX THIS. I’m working on it
That’s what I’m learning. I’m a person with a mental illness. So it takes some...– Marya Hornbacher, Madness: A Bipolar Life (via quietontheinside)
1500hp: the aight gatsby
me: this book destroyed my life
me: *add to the favorite books list*
Book Review- Water For Elephants
** spoiler alert ** Finished this acclaimed book in a day. I must admit, I can’t see why Sara Gruen’s book is so famous and highly recommended. I liked the premise of reading about life in a Depression-era circus, and the book got off to a promising start, but the latter half was so unimaginative and rehashed that it was a struggle to finish. I give it 3 on 5 stars, which I think is a...
Book Review- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Definitely not as good as the first book, which I really enjoyed and is one of my favorites in the chick lit genre. This sequel tries too hard, has a ridiculously contrived plot, and is frankly unnecessary. Sure, Bridget and her fellow singleton friends continue to maneuver the tricky dating world, and the lead protagonist struggles on with her self help books, her weight, and her newfound...
quietontheinside: Why am I friends with people who get Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott mixed up?!?!?!?!?
Book Review- American Psycho
Wow. Just wow. I finished this book after four days of excruciating pain (yes, PAIN, both mental and physical) and I just reread a few chapters at the beginning and end. Perfect rating, hands down, but I know I cannot reread this book in its entirety now or ever. The story revolves around a rich Wall Street yuppie and is a brilliant piece of social satire. Patrick Bateman is young, brilliant, and...
quietontheinside: Taking periodic breaks while reading American Psycho to calm myself. IT’S NOT WORKING HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS BOOK.
quietontheinside: Oh look at me dressed in gym gear and I even have my water bottle ready to go. Two hours ago I was like, “Oh I’ll just read the first chapter of American Psycho before I hit the gym.” …Yeah. NO.
Book Review- The Last Lecture
An easy, breezy, inspiring read. I give it 3.5 stars on 5. I’m sure that at this point, everyone has heard of this book. It revolves around Randy Pausch, a young computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, who was diagnosed with and eventually succumbed to terminal pancreatic cancer. Before he died, Pausch delivered his famous last lecture and wrote this accompanying book so his kids...
quietontheinside: So I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I think I’m going to change my 2013 Goodreads Challenge from 100 to 52 books. I mean, if I finish 52, I’ll have read a book a week, which is a good pace by any standard. And I think it’s very doable, considering I’m currently at 30 books. The reason I’m changing my limit is because I want to make room for the longer books on...
quietontheinside: GUYS GUYS GUYS I GOT A BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD
Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but...– vagabond (via loveyourchaos)
quietontheinside: Okay so I just posted my review of Perks on Goodreads and my secondary blog and I want to do something nice for my followers, so if you guys haven’t read the book yet (which you really, really should do) and want to read it, inbox me your email and I’ll forward you the pdf of the ebook! :) Wow that was a really long sentence.
Book Review- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
WARNING: SOME SPOILERS I spent all weekend reading and rereading this book, to the point where I literally have parts of it memorized. Chbosky’s writing is so articulate and unpretentious, it doesn’t surprise me that his “coming of age” novel has become a generation’s manual for adolescence. Charlie, the narrator, is an interesting and increasingly complex high...
I just wish God or my parents or someone would just tell me what’s wrong with...– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via quietontheinside)
quietontheinside: Cannot tear myself away from Perks of Being a Wallflower help me.
Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad.– Stephen Chbosky (via quietontheinside)
Book Review- Love in the Time of Cholera
This is an epic love story in more ways than one. Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafts a tale that spans more than half a century, providing blinding clarity into the nature and turmoil of unrequited love. This book is also, however, so much more than just a love story. Revolving around three central characters who comprise a rather unique love triangle, Marquez looks at the nature of love, lust,...
Book Review- Please Don't Tell
I received an advance readers’ copy of this book in the mail for a Goodreads giveaway, and was pleasantly surprised. This book is an engrossing, easy read that I finished within a day; I want to award it 2.5 stars, but GR doesn’t allow that. Romantic thrillers are not exactly my favourite genre, because I’m not a big fan of romance books unless they’re classics. That said,...