Aug
1
2014

Day 3: The Longest Book You’ve Read
Gone with the Wind, by a long shot (although now that I’ve started GoT, I might have some competition). Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel of the Civil War and Reconstruction era was a challenge for 16 year old me to get through, but by golly I did it. I’m pretty sure finishing this book should count as a major athletic event, because the sheer endurance it takes to read through all the rape and fire and pillaging and racism.
Plus it’s hecka heavy. 

Day 3: The Longest Book You’ve Read

Gone with the Wind, by a long shot (although now that I’ve started GoT, I might have some competition). Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel of the Civil War and Reconstruction era was a challenge for 16 year old me to get through, but by golly I did it. I’m pretty sure finishing this book should count as a major athletic event, because the sheer endurance it takes to read through all the rape and fire and pillaging and racism.

Plus it’s hecka heavy. 

Jul
31
2014

"When a beautiful actress is in a movie, executives wrack their brains to find some kind of flaw in her that still allows her to be palatable. She can’t be overweight or not perfect-looking, because who would want to see that? A not 100-percent-perfect-looking-in-every-single-way female? You might as well film a dead squid decaying on a beach somewhere for two hours."

Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Jul
31
2014

Day 2: Favorite Side Character
Dick Hallorann from The Shining and Doctor Sleep. Although he gets straight up murdered in the movie and plays a way major part, Dick Hallorann is my favorite book character. He introduces Danny to his gift and serves as a mentor until the time of his natural death in Doctor Sleep. Hallorann sees a small, terrified little boy and tries to reach out to him. 
There is a reason Danny calls for Dick Hallorann when it seems the entire world is out to get him, when his father has given himself over to the power of the Overlook. The reason is that Dick Hallorann is kind, compassionate and most of all, can relate to Danny’s struggles. 
Man, I love that guy. 

Day 2: Favorite Side Character

Dick Hallorann from The Shining and Doctor Sleep. Although he gets straight up murdered in the movie and plays a way major part, Dick Hallorann is my favorite book character. He introduces Danny to his gift and serves as a mentor until the time of his natural death in Doctor Sleep. Hallorann sees a small, terrified little boy and tries to reach out to him. 

There is a reason Danny calls for Dick Hallorann when it seems the entire world is out to get him, when his father has given himself over to the power of the Overlook. The reason is that Dick Hallorann is kind, compassionate and most of all, can relate to Danny’s struggles. 

Man, I love that guy. 

Jul
30
2014

Day 1: A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a series you wish would just end
Ugggghhhhh, Maximum Ride. Just…stop. The first three were amazing dystopian sci-fi YA novels and the rest are just…trash. Uggghhhhhh

Day 1: A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a series you wish would just end

Ugggghhhhh, Maximum Ride. Just…stop. The first three were amazing dystopian sci-fi YA novels and the rest are just…trash. Uggghhhhhh

Jul
30
2014

30 Day Book Challenge

To celebrate quitting my job (thus having more time for reading and blogging), I am starting a new challenge. I found this one over at The Blogs of a Bookaholic. Hope you all enjoy!

Jul
29
2014

Yoooooo! I did it. I jumped on the Game of Thrones band wagon and I have never been happier. I forget how exciting fantasy series can be. An epic book series gives the same feelings as an epic road trip or adventure. Game of Thrones is my Odyssey. 
Ok, let’s get down to the business of reviewing this bad boy. As you all may know, A Game of Thrones is the first book in George R.R. Martin’s incredibly famous series. This book sets the stage for the series, but doesn’t start at the beginning of the character’s lives. A Game of Thrones drops the reader into a vast world, littered with kingdoms and cultures and religions. Many of the characters are already middle aged and their back stories are told in a series of fleeting flashbacks. 
A flashback based back story can be a tricky plot device, but Martin pulls it off. I had to keep reading to find out what the heck happened to Jon Snow’s mother or what happened during the usurping of the previous kings. Although the full story isn’t revealed for everyone in the first book, enough content is revealed to make reading it feel worth my while. 
The one thing that can be overwhelming is the sheer amount of characters. About 5 or 6 characters get a chapter from their own perspective, to flesh out both sides of the war and other conflicts. However, that means for 800 pages, the reader has to remember who lives where and is related to whom and all of this crazy info. While I relish diving into such richly populated worlds, it definitely requires a lot of attention. I found myself re-reading whole pages (mainly because I was at work and kept getting interrupted).
I loved this book and can’t wait to continue the series with A Clash of Kings. 

Yoooooo! I did it. I jumped on the Game of Thrones band wagon and I have never been happier. I forget how exciting fantasy series can be. An epic book series gives the same feelings as an epic road trip or adventure. Game of Thrones is my Odyssey. 

Ok, let’s get down to the business of reviewing this bad boy. As you all may know, A Game of Thrones is the first book in George R.R. Martin’s incredibly famous series. This book sets the stage for the series, but doesn’t start at the beginning of the character’s lives. A Game of Thrones drops the reader into a vast world, littered with kingdoms and cultures and religions. Many of the characters are already middle aged and their back stories are told in a series of fleeting flashbacks. 

A flashback based back story can be a tricky plot device, but Martin pulls it off. I had to keep reading to find out what the heck happened to Jon Snow’s mother or what happened during the usurping of the previous kings. Although the full story isn’t revealed for everyone in the first book, enough content is revealed to make reading it feel worth my while. 

The one thing that can be overwhelming is the sheer amount of characters. About 5 or 6 characters get a chapter from their own perspective, to flesh out both sides of the war and other conflicts. However, that means for 800 pages, the reader has to remember who lives where and is related to whom and all of this crazy info. While I relish diving into such richly populated worlds, it definitely requires a lot of attention. I found myself re-reading whole pages (mainly because I was at work and kept getting interrupted).

I loved this book and can’t wait to continue the series with A Clash of Kings. 

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from outofprintclothing :

(Source: powells)

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from fowlerthanmost :

fowlerthanmost:

Thought this looked tumblr as heck

fowlerthanmost:

Thought this looked tumblr as heck

Jul
23
2014

When Ernest Hemingway is super into cats it’s a “quirk of genius” and “doesn’t get in the way of his manliness” but when I am super into cats it’s “weird” and “anti social.”

Jul
20
2014

Reblogged from ifyougaveagirlabook :

Asked by Anonymous:

That gif you just posted with the bees. What show is that?


ifyougaveagirlabook:

I have no idea! I reblogged it because I thought it was cute and funny.

Sorry! I can try to google it!

It’s Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler’s show.

Jul
19
2014

"What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms…or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy."

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Jul
11
2014

Mini haul from Barnes and Noble today.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Mini haul from Barnes and Noble today.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Jul
2
2014

Reblogged from thisisjustabookblog :

thisisjustabookblog:

I wish I had lovely bookshelves to take pictures of, but I have one tiny bookshelf that’s crammed full of books and then loads of boxes scattered in my room stuffed full of them

I want them on display but I don’t have the space or the money for a bigger bookshelf

same

Jun
23
2014

A simple song with a modern twist on Ophelia from the infamous Hamlet. Although it contains few lyrics, I feel like this song captures the essence of Ophelia

Sweet Ophelia by Zella Day

Jun
18
2014

Happy day-before-my-birthday to me!

Happy day-before-my-birthday to me!

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