So I'm reading The Statistical Probability of Love...
…and it’s only okay so far. But halfway through this thought occurred to me that I thought I should share, especially since I haven’t posted here in a while. —SOME SPOILERS AHEAD. Proceed with caution— So the basic premise of this book is that Hadley is travelling from Connecticut to London for her father’s second wedding. She misses her flight and ends up...
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Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told by Tom Williams is the first novel I’ve reviewed by request. It tells the story of nineteen-year-old Jack Beckett who, following a messy breakup, decides the best course of action is to attend a speed dating event under the pseudonym Gordon Bennett. This leads to an often hilarious, often frustrating journey as Jack’s and Gordon’s lives become more and more...
do you ever finish a book and then close it sort of reverently and just hold it close to you for a moment and then for a while you see the world a bit differently because you’re still half in and half out of that book
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs tells the story of a teenaged boy who, following his grandfather’s death, travels to Wales in a quest to uncover the mysteries of his grandfather’s past, and separate fact from fiction. Riggs’ world is one of in-betweens: life and death; past and present; and Jacob, caught between two worlds, neither of which he...
I did it again. I said I was gonna keep up this blog and then I didn’t and I’m SORRY. Okay. Start fresh? Pretend the past… what, year? didn’t happen? —- I just finished reading Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (Potentially better known under his penname, Lemony Snicket). I originally picked up this book because I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events growing...
parttimeperfectionist: I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars for the first of what I’m sure will be many, many times, and I’m a blubbering mess. It’s true, what I heard countless people say before reading the novel myself: You’ll be laughing one second, then turn the page and dissolve into tears. I had no doubts that this book would be worth the long wait, but until I actually held...
Review Four: "Skinny" by Ibi Kaslik
I’ve read this book several times since first buying it a year or two ago in a small (but amazing) book store in Port Hope called Furby House Books. It’s an incredible book, and I love it so much, but this is the first time I’ve tried to put into words exactly why I love it so much. So here it goes: Skinny tells the story of a medical student named Giselle as she recovers from anorexia and...
Review Three: "The Little Prince" by Antoine de...
I first read this book in the original French as part of the curriculum for my grade 12 French class. I instantly fell in love with Saint-Exupéry’s story and characters and bought the English translation. On the surface, Saint-Exupéry’s novel appears to be a fluffy read meant for young children, but as older readers dig deeper, they realize that it’s much more than that. Saint-Exupéry’s Little...
Review Two: "Devilish" by Maureen Johnson
Okay, before I start this review, I want to make something clear: I am in no way against Young Adult fiction. In fact, some of my favourite novels fall into that category. But I can’t exactly say that this one is the crème de la crème. It’s not that it was incredibly bad, it just wasn’t incredibly good, either. First off, I’m all for the demon-possessing-someone’s-soul sort of novel. I used to be...
You liken a woman’s love to Hell, To barren land there water may not...– Chaucer | The Wife of Bath
Books are seldom useful unless they are also beautiful.– John Green (via chantalreadsthings)
If you’re here, you probably saw this post and have transferred over to this blog from chantalreadsthings. If that’s the case, nice to see you again! If you don’t know what I’m talking about and have just stumbled on this blog of your own accord, welcome! (Those people can just skip over this next part.) So! If you’ve come over here from chantalreadsthings, you can...
Review One: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", by...
Despite this book being around for ages, this was my first time reading it. At first, I was slightly wary: The idea of a novel written entirely in letters to an anonymous recipient was a bit daunting. However, I found that it was extremely easy to follow – without being condescending to its readers – and, at times, I found myself forgetting that I was reading letters. Charlie, the main character,...