Tag: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

Posted April 3, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments

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 […]

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

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

Posted July 29, 2017 in Tags // 7 Comments

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 […]

February Round Up!

February Round Up!

Posted March 1, 2017 in Checking In // 8 Comments

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 […]

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

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

Posted February 13, 2017 in Memes // 8 Comments

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 […]

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

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

Posted February 9, 2017 in Memes // 2 Comments

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 […]