"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not." – André Gide, Autumn Leaves “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” — Harper Lee, … Continue reading Quotes From Books That I Love
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ―Soren Kierkegaard Reading a diverse and complex number of different books is important to our understanding of past, present and future. I could quote any number of people about the importance of remembering history. Yet still countries and people doom themselves to past … Continue reading Leprosy in Literature
In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, told from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderella’s “evil” stepmother. We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do we? As rumors about the cruel upbringing of beautiful newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, who … Continue reading ARC: All the Ever Afters
Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens. When the garden is … Continue reading The Butterfly Garden (The Collector Series)
In the United States summer is on the way and with it vacation season. For anyone else out there like me that means beach season is here. Time to head out to the pool or ocean with a paperback and an umbrella. Tastes may vary but lets all salute our fellow readers this summer for … Continue reading Books to Settle Into The Sand With
Below in no particular order are 10 of the books that shaped my world, and not just the literary world that I fall mindlessly into. These books have formed an irreplaceable part of my being. Effecting my views on people, places, and what is morally reprehensible. I tote these books around in my head and … Continue reading The 10 Books I Couldn’t Imagine Not Having In My Life
Below are some of the books I read this month. Short descriptions and opinions included. Please keep in mind the star system is just personally how much or little a book was enjoyed. We just don't all have the same tastes and that is a wonderful part of how novels come into being. 1 star … Continue reading A MONTH IN BOOKS: APRIL 2018
Everyone who picks up a books has them occasionally. No one outside a reader would understand these problems. 1. The question that only a non-reader asks. What is your favorite book?.... How do you answer this IT IS NEVER JUST ONE! My favorite book, changes daily, seasonally and with my mood.
What draws you to a particular section of the bookstore is unique in each reader. Some are draw to covers, the thrilling, sex, pretty, or horrifying pictures weave a spell that make us turn over the book to read a blurb. I love the eye catching colors on some and photos of people. I saw … Continue reading Things That Make Us Buy A Book
I always want to hear about new books, but I will admit I can’t get to everything. So I try to be selective and choose only story lines that intrigue me. Before you send me something please take a look around my site and consider if you like my reviews. I may not be the … Continue reading Want Me to Review Your Book?