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Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

It took me a long time to get into this book. Crimson Bound has a really rich, vibrant world, but the writing moves at its own gradual pace, and the characters are hit or miss. The romance, too, was major eye roll material, but I suppose you can’t have everything! The Great Forest was where this book truly shined. I found Rosamund Hodge’s descriptions of a dark, malicious forest come to life to be both chilling and exciting. Particularly in the segment in the middle, when Rachelle and Armand ride with the Wild Hunt… the bits of me in love […]

Posted November 15, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles

Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles

The first time I remember listening to Sara Bareilles’s “Love Song” was in 2009.  It took about that long for the song to be adopted by Retail Radio, and I heard it while tidying an aisle one particularly slow Sunday morning.  I’m sure I heard the song before that, but it was the first time I has really listened.  I wasn’t familiar with Sara Bareilles before that, but it was the song I needed at the moment.  I was struggling with a boyfriend I hated (whom I still didn’t manage to shake for another two years) and listening her say “I’m […]

Posted November 14, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

This book completely snuck up on me. At the beginning, I hated Oryx and Crake.  I was so, so bored. But it was a slow burn.  It wrapped me up slowly until I couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook.  Our main character, Jimmy aka Snowman, narrates the rise and fall or Crake, intellectual genius and madman.  They grew up together, played together, and Jimmy rehashes the story in his head, because what else can you do when you appear to be the last living human being? I didn’t like Jimmy.  Immediately I found him selfish and unimpressive, with a rough and […]

Posted November 5, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I hear tell that this book was very hyped, and somehow in my book blog travels, I missed all that?  I knew almost nothing coming into this book, and I’m grateful for it, because if I heard a bunch of squeeing and dancing and excitement… I think my review would have been a lot different…. The Serpent King tells the story of three outcasts in a small Tennessee town.  Each one has a different personality, a different struggle… and a reader is bound to fall in love with one of the three, if not all of them.  First, you have […]

Posted October 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

I never read Pippi Longstocking as a child, so I figured – no time like the present!  This is a beloved childrens book to many and I’ve always been aware or Pippi, even without reading about her.  After all, how can one forget about the little girl in with bright red pigtail braids that stick straight out from her head?  I’m pretty sure my mum dressed me as her one year for Halloween when I was little. At 29, Pippi Longstocking is honestly just okay.  I do think that there’s some level of nostalgia that comes into re-reading childrens books as an adult.  I […]

Posted October 27, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

My initial impression of The Princess Diarist is that while Carrie Fisher was not ungrateful for her life and the opportunities she had, she would have been so much happier if her place had been a bit more out of the spotlight. I think that’s fair.  We have such high expectations of celebrities to be these energetic, philosophical, kind people that sometimes we forget they are human.  And humans come in all different shapes and sizes.  Personally, I can’t imagine my entire life being defined by something I did when I was 19. Don’t go into this book looking for an […]

Posted October 26, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //