Tag: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

Over the last two years, I’ve read a lot of books, but not all of them have been gold medal winners.  Some have been *so* frustrating, and others the worst kind of predictable.  Love triangles, overflowing with cheese… I could go on. I do acknowledge, though, not all books are purely unenjoyable.  Sometimes, there will be characters that stand out even if I don’t like the story.  Here are some characters of note.      Sydney Sage Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Tess Legend by Marie Lu The Faeries So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev Indie Crossed by Ally Condie Letty Hempstock […]

Posted April 3, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments //
Book Titles Tag (aka THIS IS ME…sort of)

Book Titles Tag (aka THIS IS ME…sort of)

Em over at the Keystroke Blog tagged me in the Book Titles Tag, and I am super pumped.  I’ve never been tagged in a tag before! AAAHHH! … Overuse of the word “tag” aside, I really am excited. SO I’M GONNA DO THE THING! This tag is simple – pick a book whose title matches the prompt.  Some of these I had so many ideas on!  Others… not so much.  But this was a blast and thanks, Em, for the tag! Title of the Story of Your Life Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh My initial thought for this […]

Posted July 29, 2017 in Tags // 7 Comments //
February Round Up!

February Round Up!

Well folks, that’s two months down, ten more to go.  How’s the TBR pile going? February was a pretty bookish month for me, both regarding the incoming and the outgoing novels!  Firstly, I received my first ARC-for-review in February! Drawn Away by Holly Bennett One minute Jack’s in math class. The next, he’s on a dark, cobblestoned, empty street. Empty, that is, except for a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl. “Matches, mister?” she asks, and just like that, Jack’s life collides with one of Hans Christian Andersen’s grimmest tales. And just when he has almost convinced himself it […]

Posted March 1, 2017 in Checking In // 8 Comments //
The Fellowship of 1984 Princesses of Azkaban in Human History – IMWAYR

The Fellowship of 1984 Princesses of Azkaban in Human History – IMWAYR

It’s Monday, What are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.  It’s a great way to catch up on all the literary ins-and-outs of the previous week, and see what everyone is up to.  Check out this week’s linkup! Happy Monday y’all! I finished up The Ocean at the End of the Lane mid-last week!  It was a good, quick listen although it definitely doesn’t rank super high in my personal lists; Neil Gaiman’s imagination continues to be excellent but his writing style continues to require some effort on my part.  But that’s okay! He has plenty of fans. With […]

Posted February 13, 2017 in Memes // 8 Comments //
“I Lived in Books More Than I Lived Anywhere Else.” – #ThursdayQuotables

“I Lived in Books More Than I Lived Anywhere Else.” – #ThursdayQuotables

Thursday Quotables is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.  Every week, readers share a quote or passage from the book they’re reading that strikes them – whether it be funny or philosophical or something in between. This week, I want to highlight beautiful quotes from Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  I finished this book earlier this week and discussed my overall feelings in the review, but despite what I may think of the book overall (I’ve always had issues reading Gaiman, through no fault of his)… his writing is always beautiful.  He has a way of expressing […]

Posted February 9, 2017 in Memes // 2 Comments //
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

  This is probably my second favorite book by Neil Gaiman. That doesn’t say much, as I have difficulty getting through his books.  His writing style doesn’t appeal to me – too slow-paced for my liking – but his imagination is incredible.  He is the purveyor of faerie tales, most darker than we would like, but they seem to root themselves into the world like inherent truths long forgotten.  It’s that mystique that keeps me going back to Gaiman’s work.  Ocean is not at all lacking in that regard. The Hempstocks are as alive and well and incredible as Yvaine […]

Posted February 7, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //