Tag: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers:  A Smol Rant

Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers: A Smol Rant

Posted November 23, 2018 in Bookish Things, Memes // 10 Comments

Major spinoff from this week’s Book Blogger Hop topic, but it reminded me of this huge pet peeve I have in a few books I’ve read in the last two years. That is to say – what is up with some of these representations of psychiatric hospitals?!  In the modern world, there is still a lot of stigma around poor mental health and asking for help.  While I agree that we have made leaps and bounds in the last couple decades to breathe understanding and tolerance and the truth into the world, that doesn’t make it any easier. So it really doesn’t help when YA novels […]

July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

Posted July 30, 2017 in Checking In // 26 Comments

July is gone, and I’m posting this today so I can focus on Harry Potter’s birthday tomorrow.  I swear, I’m not a Harry Potter nerd. LIES! #Ravenclaw4Life I’ve had mixed feelings about this month’s books.  There’ve been a couple of DNFs, but on the other hand there were books that I really loved!  It was a high/low month and nothing inbetween. THE JULY HAUL I had a good run at Barnes & Noble earlier in the month, and I’m beginning to clear out my audible credits as well. JULY READS WRITING LIFE In a touch of insanity, I decided to […]

So Many Classics! #MailboxMonday

So Many Classics! #MailboxMonday

Posted July 24, 2017 in Memes // 15 Comments

Mailbox Mondays are hosted by the ladies over on the Mailbox Monday blog.  What finds have you added to your collection this week? GUYS GUYS GUYS. I am so excited because it’s been an ETERNITY since I bought books for myself. Like, real books.  Audible gives me two audiobooks a month, but those cannot grace my glorious bookshelves! AH SO EXCITED. But seriously, the reason I never buy books anymore is, frankly, I AM OUT OF ROOM.  It’s tragic.  I have 2.5 bookcases now in our small apartment, and the third is empty in the office that was supposed to be a […]

Z: The Prisoner’s Rejected Myths at the End of the Lane in 1984 – #IMWAYR

Z: The Prisoner’s Rejected Myths at the End of the Lane in 1984 – #IMWAYR

Posted February 6, 2017 in Memes // 14 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! Checking in this week, it’s been a lousy week for reading.  The audiobooks have been alright, but others have gotten no love.  It’s because of the lunch break fiasco (wherein I have every intention to take a lunch break, then someone calls/IMs/comes over/emails with an urgent issue and, lol, no lunch for me!).  But instead of focusing on the bad, lets talk […]

“Get Drunk” – #ThursdayQuotables

“Get Drunk” – #ThursdayQuotables

Posted February 2, 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. Listening to Z:  A Novel of  Zelda Fitzgerald this week, I was struck by a poem used in the story and I wanted to share.  It intrigued me, and I think describes many people.  It’s used absolutely perfectly in the story – it very much illustrates Zelda and Scott.  I wanted to share it; it is filled with toppling champagne scented beauty and folly […]