*Certain books are easier to review differently than in my usual format — this is one of them. Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood -- over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house she goes...but what she discovers is much worse than simply her bedridden grandmother. The wolf has devoured the [...]
Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Walker Books Publication Date: May 2011 Rating: 5 stars Patrick Ness has done it again - he has brought me to tears and left me speechless. His novel More Than This blew my mind and instantly sparked my interest in the author. At a Barnes & Noble last weekend, I [...]
Really starting to love this whole painting thing. It really drains my stress and calms my anxiety... So here it is, the five factions of Divergent: Dauntless, Erudite, Abnegation, Amity, and Candor. "I don’t want to be just one thing. I can't be. I want to be brave and selfless and intelligent and honest and kind."
Last night, after hanging out with some friends, I arrive back in my dorm room to find my roommate sprawled out on the floor, painting. My roommate is really great at painting and often makes me jealous with the cool things she creates. Well, last night, she begged me to paint with her. This is not the [...]
Title: Night Beach Author: Kirsty Eagar Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: April 2012 Rating: 5 stars There are not many books that leave me draw-droppingly speechless. There are not many books that make me yell at them when they're over. There are not many books that cause me to re-read the last few pages over and [...]