Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Every time I read this book, I get a little something different from it. My first read was a sheer feat of determination:  I was eleven, and it was a huge book.  And an adult book.  I felt like a rock star. The second time, I fell in love with the story.  The richness of the world Margaret Mitchell presents is astounding. The third time, I fell in love with Scarlett.  Scarlett is the immense character of spirit and soul, with an unbreakable determination and strength.  I envied her strong shoulders for bearing the burdens she did, and her ability to say […]

Posted April 6, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
Pure by Julianna Baggott

Pure by Julianna Baggott

I had such a great conversation about this book with my husband last night.  I have deeply conflicting feelings about Pure.  I really enjoyed it.  It really bothered me.  Matt and I came to the conclusion of:  “It’s interesting, but it doesn’t work, but it’s interesting, but it doesn’t work.”  And we kept going on like that for a while. Pure is a post-apocalyptic fantasy told in four different voices.  Most of the action takes place in the destroyed world, where survivors are deformed and fused to objects and animals as an effect of detonations (often compared to Hiroshima, so presumably nuclear).  In contrast, […]

Posted December 30, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //