Hellloooooo????

I know, I know! Where the hell have I been? Well, I’ve been busy traveling….and studying and working and all those other boring little real world things. In fact, I’m supposed to be studying for my Advanced Rudiments exam at this very moment. Instead, I chose to spend 3 hours on a blog post that will…

This is Not a Test/Please Remain Calm

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers isn’t a zombie book so much as a zombie-framing device used to explore the difficulties of making yourself vulnerable in front of someone- of communication pitfalls and the numbing effects of trauma. There are people that believe trauma builds character. Case and point for Hold Still by Nina…

The Girl with All The Gifts

Still Alice was the last of the books from my spontaneous shopping spree and I picked up books I’ve purchased, but haven’t gotten around to reading yet (I know, I’m terrible). They’ve honestly been on my to-read list since last year and like the hoarder I am, I just kept buying more books. I have…

Still Alice

After reading something as hilarious and incredibly adorable as The Hundred-Year-Old man, I eased back into reading the pile of books I bought on my mini shopping spree. Since the film was released, I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about Still Alice (mostly Julianne Moore and her Oscar nomination). What I didn’t realized was that…

Silence/Broken Silence

I bought both of these books a few days ago on a whim, feeling it was time to take a break from my new found horror *cough* Stephen King *cough* obsession. The story is told in two books and I settled down to devour the first one, Silence, just this morning.  Naturally, by the end…

Hold Still

“Hold Still may be the truest depiction of the aching, gaping hole left in the wake of a suicide that I’ve ever read. But it’s anything but depressing and gloomy — it’s also about the tender shoots of new relationships that grow unexpectedly out of tragedy. A haunting and hopeful book about loss, love, and…

Factotum

Factotum traces the life of Henry Chinaski, an itinerant worker, who is struggling to become an established writer in America during the 1940s and 1950s. Through the novel Chinaski tells the story of how, in a perennial alcoholic fog, drifts from city to city, trying and discarding jobs and women.Factotum begins with Chinaski arriving in…

THE KING

The Stand begins as the first days of the “superflu” hits the United States. Then come the dreams, dark dreams that warn of the coming dark man, the apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads, the Prince of Evil. It is the dark prince’s time and as His empire grows in…