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ooooooh this is very ronan-ish

hell yeah it is!

Unpopular Opinion: Eleanor & Park

I suppose I’m opening myself up to a world of hurt here, but my book discussion group of ladies who work in the library just finished Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

(Here’s a read more so as to not clog up your dash and also for those few people who haven’t read the book yet. You should probably get on that.)

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whenever I wear my Sperry’s I walk around feeling like Gansey

Thoughts on Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Hello, book pals. It’s been quite some time since the last post and I sincerely apologize for that! But I guess I’ll just jump right into this - my thoughts on Cress: 

  1. Cress’ character as a whole: loved it! In contrast to my fierce love for kickass lady characters, Cress’ innocence was very refreshing. I also think that, in the Lunar Chronicles, Cress is one of the more relatable characters for those anti-social or anxious types. Her coping mechanism of daydreaming and using her imagination to push her through nervous situations was very familiar to me, and that made her character enjoyable. Her fangirling over Captain Thorne was also very familiar to me and probably everyone else in the Tumblr reading community, haha.
  2. CAPTAIN. CARSWELL.THORNE. Cannot get enough of him. *************************SPOILER AHEAD*********************** I really loved that us readers got to see the more vulnerable side of Captain Thorne because of the whole blindness situation. I mean, that was the first time that Thorne ever had to admit that he needed help. I liked the way that his vulnerability was subtle, though, because let’s face it, we all love Thorne for his sarcasm and playful conceitedness. Very well done, Meyer, vey well done. 
  3. Cress is Dr. Erland’s daughter, and the way that Cress got just a bit of information of her past and her real roots was heartwarming.
  4. We’re briefly introduced to Snow, which I found very interesting. The whole idea of her being “insane” or “mental” is super intriguing to me and I can’t wait to read from her point of view.
  5. As for the story line, I mean, shit goes down. And this shit is just going to lead to more intense shit. I’m so scared for the characters and I’m so curious as to how it’ll all play out.

Overall, I’m always excited to dive into a new Lunar Chronicles story. Marissa Meyer really created a fascinating universe for readers to hop into. 

imshouting:

I like this book and its battered paperback look.

imshouting:

I like this book and its battered paperback look.

❝ hpfangirlforever22 asked: I've got a question, you know the harry potter books from scholastic, the covers are different but is the story exactly (every word JK Rowling wrote) the same?

Heyo! Almost always (unless it’s something unusual like a translation), whenever a book is reprinted the only thing that changes is the cover and possibly the formatting of the text inside the book, like font, spacing, etc. The story always stays the same.* They might add in some extras, like previews of the next book in a paperback or discussion guides.  Neither I nor Ola have read this particular edition yet, but I think it’s safe to say that the story is the same. 

As for your Snape question (in the other ask), I don’t think Snape is on any of the covers.  The covers illustrate important scenes in every book:

1. Harry and Hagrid in Diagon Alley
2. Ron, Harry, and the twins flying the car to the Burrow
3. Harry conjuring his patronus at the lake surrounded by dementors
4. Harry getting the golden egg from the dragon at the Triwizard tournament
5. Harry, et al riding thestrals to the Ministry of Magic
6. Harry and Dumbledore on their mission to get the locket
7. Harry, Ron, and Hermione riding the blind dragon into battle

It’s possible Snape is on one of the back covers, but I didn’t see him. Let me know which book you were talking about and I’ll take a look at it!



*I guess that’s not true. Sometimes authors catch some mistakes and change them in future reprintings. But I think this is a rare occurrence. 

Multi-book Update!

WHAT UP - I’m rolling a bunch of books I just finished or am re-reading via audiobook into one post. Holla.

In audiobooks, I am currently re-listening to Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and it is totes adorbs. Park is so SMOOTH. I don’t remember him being so smooth in the book. I also love the guy who reads Park’s parts. Excellent choice.

I also briefly started The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater while I was waiting for E&P to come in. I kind of don’t like the narrator :| But I’m not very far into it, maybe he will grow on me. I DO really love this book, so I’m excited to re-listen to it :D

NEXT.

Remember this picture? 

I totally finished all these books! Woohoo!

I am pretty much a 5-star junkie because I gave all these books 5 stars on Goodreads :)

Reviews (sort of?) under the cut!

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what if the storm ends and i don’t see you; a fanmix for under the never sky book series

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I’m LOVING these book mixes people make.

Reblogging this here because I finished the series a couple weeks ago. SO GOOD.

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

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While browsing the newest YA books in the library, I picked this up because the title was so blunt and I was honestly curious as to what the story line would be about. Reading the blurb, I saw that despite the title, that isn’t all that the book was about.

So I checked it out, read it, and liked it so much.

In terms of writing, there was such a clear voice that came off the pages through each paragraph. It was realistic, with casual descriptions of what would go through a teenage boy’s mind, but also you could hear the hurt and pain that the narrator, Evan, was going through. There were accurate depictions of what it’s like to be in a constant state of confliction, different parts of your brain fighting and arguing with the other.

In terms of the story line, I will repeat, this book is not just a crazy story of sex scandals and brawls. Instead, the sex and violence is what spawned the story itself. The story of Sex & Violence is Evan piecing himself together after severe physical and emotional damage, so convinced that he is doomed to be “fucked up” forever. 

I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did. I picked it up to make fun of it, and now I’ve finished it and I’m praising it. 

The Raven Cycle Musings

Dude. DUDE.

So I’ve been listening to The Raven Boys audiobook (it’s fabulous, give it a listen).

And I had a thought. You know what TV show I would watch?

THE RAVEN BOYS.

Think about it.  The season(s) long arc would be the search for Glendower.  And then every episode they could help people solve some psychic mysteries.

It would be great! Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel or something.

THINK ABOUT IT.