Publisher: Vintage

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

I’ve been meaning to re-read this book for an age, so thank you to the Reading Rush for getting me kickstarted on that. I particularly appreciate Girl, Interrupted because it’s a book that speaks to me.  I remember reading it years ago and my initial impressions were 1.) this is nothing like the movie; and 2.) it was one of the first books I’d ever read where I felt like the author heard my experience.  And honestly, that’s a bit snobbish because I haven’t gone through anything like Susanna Kaysen went through.  I was definitely never institutionalized.  But I discovered Girl, Interrupted […]

Posted August 2, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Push by Sapphire

Push by Sapphire

Item #1:  It looks like this has been rebranded as Precious to match the movie title.  Lets just keep calling it Push, since that’s what Goodreads is doing. Item #2: TRIGGER WARNINGS. Trigger warnings, trigger warnings, trigger warnings. So.  Many.  Trigger warnings.  Trigger warnings for: sexual abuse domestic abuse rape molestation On top of the fact these topics are discussed, the writing is very blunt.  Sapphire doesn’t sugar coat any of it, so please take care of yourself first.  Scenes are graphic and painful. Okay. Push is an incredibly powerful book.  I didn’t love it, because it made me sick.  It hurt my very soul.  But it […]

Posted February 6, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson

Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson

Aaaaghhhh I have such mixed feelings about this book. I remember watching Logan’s Run with my dad growing up and being fascinated by the dystopian world.  I came across this book randomly on my classic dystopia spree last year and decided to add it to my collection.  And in many ways, I’m glad I read it.  But it’s all hot/cold, yes/no with this book. 1.  Back in the 1960s, the world wasn’t brimming with dystopias.  In fact, science-fiction mostly regulated itself to the B-rated films even then.  Star Wars changed that in the 70s and Marvel again in the 2000s, but […]

Posted January 15, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //