When a beautiful woman wanders into the bookstore where Joe works, he is immediately obsessed with her. He must know her name. He Googles the name on her credit card, and he's in luck: only 1 Guinevere Beck shows up in NYC. Even better, Beck (as her friends call her) has a public Facebook page and a ridiculously active Twitter . . .
Everyone knows about Pine Cottage and the horrors that occurred there over ten years ago. But Quincy Carpenter is the only person alive who was actually there. She is the sole survivor of the Pine Cottage Murders---a final girl, as the media calls her, along with Lisa and Sam, two other sole survivors of their own tragedies. Quincy has tried to . . .
When I was in high school, it was nearly impossible for me to dislike a book enough to stop reading it. I could read almost anything and semi-enjoy it; I didn't have high standards. In college, my expectations rose, which means so did the number of books I wanted to give up on. But while in college and even for a couple years after, I was . . .
Each year, a mysterious game called Caraval appears in a new location. After writing to Caraval Master Legend for years, Scarlett and her sister Donatella and finally invited to this year's game. Only this is the year Scarlett is to be married off to a stranger, courtesy of her abusive and powerful father. Though Scarlett wants to enjoy the magic of . . .
That morning, Theo Decker thought his biggest worry was being suspended from school. Another big worry---that his teacher had somehow discovered what Theo and his friend sometimes got into after school. What Theo did not worry about was the impromptu visit to the art museum, where an explosion killer Theo's mother and many . . .
Do you consume the book or the movie adaptation first? And what factors contribute to your decision? This has always been a matter of importance to me, though I've found other people (my girlfriend, for instance) aren't necessarily concerned with the decision. To most people, especially those that don't read, it's not important. If one . . .
Back in January, I wrote about how I was thinking about trying audiobooks and bookish podcasts. Well, I'm here to tell you that I did try both of these. In fact, it quickly became the best part about my job. I did listen to the So Many Damn Books podcast for a while, but then Goodreads kept throwing my stupid reading challenge in my . . .
I remember the days before going to college. The days of being stuck at my mom's house with nothing to do and pretty much being miserable 24/7. I don't really want to go into all those details, but my point is, I had infinite time and desire to read. One summer I read all of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Another year I read 90+ books. Back then, books were . . .
I’ve thought about listening to audiobooks here recently. What better way to get through the day than to listen to a book? It sure would help boost my Goodreads Reading Challenge… But the thing is, I’ve never actually listened to an audiobook before. When I read a book, I give it my full attention. I don’t watch TV or listen to . . .