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Paper Towns

Last Night, I completed Paper Towns, by John Green

The timing of this may seem like I read it to coincide with the release of the movie, but until I saw a copy of it with a movie cover in a book shop the other day, I wasn’t even aware that a movie version was due out. 339 more words


25: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

I did not allow myself to cry until the end and then it happened in a thinking, sitting, iced-coffee-and-scone-tasting way. “Diaspora” was on my tongue. How else can you describe this book? 110 more words


Pin board and stuff


So, today has been quite relaxed. I managed to read a whole book in a few hours (nothing new there) and it was quite an interesting read. 370 more words


52 Books


As you may have noticed from my pages I am attempting to read 52 books (in print) this year. I tried it a couple of years ago and got so close… this year I will definitely manage it as I have lots of spare time on my hands thanks to being laid up recovering from foot surgery. 458 more words


24: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How do you know if you’re in love? That’s what no one ever tells you in books. And when you look back at the shambles of a broken, beaten relationship and remember the first lingering glances, the beating of your heart that felt like it threatened to burst from your chest, the twisting of your stomach into acrobatic flips and knots, how can you not want to dismiss those feelings the next time? 485 more words


Cleveland Kidnappings

Yesterday I completed reading two memoirs

Both written by the women who spent approximately a decade each held in captivity in a house in Cleveland. They are harrowing stories, and you can’t help but feel for them and admire them for surviving for all those years. 93 more words


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 2/5

Completed?: Yes

Although Blue Sargent never sees the dead when she goes to the graveyard with her mother on St. Mark’s Day, one evening she sees a boy who speaks directly with her: Gansey. 397 more words