A friend asked me how many books I was reading the other day. I asked if he was talking novels or comic books. He said both, and there were so many on the list, it was hard to give him a good number. I think I said something brilliant like “I dunno…maybe 20?” So…here’s a […]Read More My Pull List
This is not my normal book review…for a couple of reasons. Discovering Joye is a book about discovering Joye Kanelakos’s poetry and melding it seamlessly with Jim Stovall’s own story. Both of these are powerful and moving on their own, but together it is just…wow. Truthfully, I’m pretty familiar with both the poetry and the […]Read More Discovering Joye…This May Be the Coolest Thing Ever
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare I’m breaking my rules with this book. There is a movie, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, being released in theaters on August 21, and normally I watch the movie first then I read the book. This way I’m not disappointed in the movie and I enjoy the book. Books are […]Read More Book Before Movie? Movie Before Book? Decisions, Decisions
The Universe was telling me I had to read Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton…now….no waiting for the paperback. See, I had a trip to Houston this week, just for the day, and apparently I’m not at my best at 4:30am. On the way, I had work to do, and on the way home I worked […]Read More Affliction: The Book that Consumed Two Days of My Life…When’s the Next One?
Neil Gaiman has gone and done it again. I thought I was finished being impressed with him after I finished Fragile Things. Apparently, I was wrong…like really, really wrong. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is about growing up, wanting to keep some of that childlike wonder, sacrifice, human nature, friendship and family. It is […]Read More He’s Gone and Done It Again – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Insurgent by Veronica Roth Oh my, oh my, Veronica Roth, please write faster! Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, was just as riveting as I hoped, and waiting until October for all that I’m sure will be waiting in Allegiant is going to be torture. This book dives deeper into the fault lines of the characters, […]Read More Insurgent
Divergent by Veronica Roth Apparently, I’m on a young adult book kick. Really, it just seems like a lot of really great books are coming out of the YA section lately. First, The Fault in Our Stars and now Divergent by Veronica Roth. Although, C. S. Lewis once said: “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children […]Read More Young-Adult at heart! This week’s review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
“Anyway — because we are readers, we don’t have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next — and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis — at any time of night or day.” ― Kurt VonnegutRead More “Anyway — beca…