Writing is something you do alone; it’s a profession for introverts who want to...– John Green (via the-writing-desk)
Book Review- Pearl in the Sand
To be honest, the only reason I chanced upon this book was because its Kindle edition was available for free on Amazon. It has really high ratings and I like Biblical stories, so I thought I’d give this book a try. And boy, am I glad I did! Pearl in the Sand centers around Rahab, a Canaanite woman who is an acknowledged historical figure in the lineage of Christ. She was sold into...
Book Review- Great Expectations
It is very difficult to go wrong with a novel by Charles Dickens. Indeed, this book is my favourite of all his works, and it was a pleasure to reread it recently. Great Expectations is a typical Dickens novel; set in nineteenth century England, it masterfully describes the circumstances and sensibilities of the prevailing British class system. The wealth of character and plot development...
People are so fucking dumb. Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and...– David Bowie (via modernmethadone)
Anonymous asked: That means, that parental and family love is not there at all. They're simply doing what the government told them. So basically, any kind of love at all is outlawed, if parents are caught being to nice to their children they're suspected of being a sympathizer and thrown into the crypts or killed. I'm just wanted to clear that up, because that book really truly was a great book. I...
Anonymous asked: I just felt the need to inform you that you made an error with your latest book review on Delirum. Delirium is not the sequel to Before I Fall, they are absolutely completely different books with completely different story lines. So, that might be detrimental to your opinion on Delirium, but there is just one thing you need to know. In one of the first chapters we learn that everyone is given an...
Book Review- Delirium
My overall reaction to this book can be succinctly summed up in one word- meh. This book is Lauren Oliver’s sequel to Before I Fall (2010), which I haven’t read yet. The author blends reality and fantasy to create a future world in which love is unwelcome, even detested. Termed as the medical condition “amor deliria nervosa,” love is presented as something that must be...
Book Review- Love, etc.
“Love, etc. is a bracing meditation on memory and forgiveness and, most important, on the simultaneously primitive and sophisticated, self-serving, and self-revealing ways in which we tell the stories of our lives.” — Elle Magazine I stumbled upon this book in the library, and as the author’s name rang a vague bell, I decided to flip through it. Three pages, and I was hooked...