The way to my heart is not through diamond rings or expensive items. Lavishing me with flowers or cooking me a good meal. The road to my heart is paved with Paper Towns lined in Harry Potter and maintained by Aldous Huxley. Sometimes it can be dark like Gone Girl or full adventure like Percy Jackson. Find me in the stories that have helped define who I am. Understand me through the characters and see my world through their struggles. I will give any genre a try because i love discovering great new authors and books. I love to discuss anything literary, so feel free to comment on anything.
Elyse and Gabe have never met but are tied by destiny. They tell the story of their lives in parallel narratives, sharing their secrets little by little. Elyse is entering a forbidden relationship and may be repeating her mother's footsteps. Gabe finally realizes that the relationship he is in may be more dangerous than he thought. Each will have to decide if the path they are on is the right one or beginning a new one is work their lives.
How many words do you use in an hour? A day? A week? What if you could only use 100 words a day? Would you use them more wisely, or suffer the consequences of the 100-word rule? For Jean and her daughter Sonia, this is their reality. They must use their words wisely and so does every woman in the near future of the US. Yet, Jean gives the change to regain her voice but it comes at a price. A price that may silence everyone in the process. Will she allow a whole race to be silence for a brief period to regain her own?
With the current political environment, this book seems to bring a realistic future of what it could be like for women. Recently, women have stopped the silencing of their voice. Through such movements as MeToo and literature/media as a Handmaid’s Tale. Bringing into focus the unequal balance between a male and a female as well as the roles they should play. Breaking the patriarchal hegemony rules that are placed upon them, in which a female's point of view is not valid. Dalcher also touches on situations of women having a chance to have a voice and choose to not use them. This can be through cultural domestication or passive naiveness.
She has lost her way and cannot remember how to get back until a friendly owl spots her and decides to help. In Franco's graphic novel, readers are given a rich illustration of Eleanor and Aldus journey of self-discovery.
Pro: The illustrations in this graphic novel are very vibrant and colorful. They change with the mood of the plot which is a great indicator of what will happen or what is coming up. Portraying Aldus the owl as a helper to the ghost was [pleaseant to read about. usually, owls are not portrayed in this manner.
Cons: The illustrations could get a little overwhelming with all the details and colors. Sometimes they got in the way of what was happening in the story. There was not much development of the characters and would have liked to know more about the owl politics or what happened after Aldus helped Eleanor. Also knowing why the man was attacking Jessica and their relationship would have helped with the depth of the story.
A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Summary: Alicia never wanted to return to her hometown but she only did to help her mother. She never knew she would run into her ex-friend and crush while working as a hostess. But when Jeff walks back into her life, can she forgive him for what he did all those years ago? Jeff regrets how he treated Alicia and wishes he could change the past. Even though that is impossible, he will try the next best thing; changing the future.
I love books that make me feel something. Whether it is loss, pain, regret, happiness or love. The fact that the book has an effect emotionally to a reader means it has a very legitimate tie to the real world. This is the exact reason I wanted to read these three books. I knew it would provoke something in me and create discussion. I'm all for discussion, as long as its an adult and mature one. I know that my views are not shared by everyone and this is why I have held off on reviewing these books. But I feel we sometimes hide too much because of the fear. The fear that we will be yelled at, blamed, called names. So while I debate on whether to review these and other controversial books, Id like to know how you guys feel.
Maybe not about the books above, but regarding books that hit a nerve. I'm interested to hear what you think
So before the HUGE...HUGE disappointment of a movie came out, I posted about my feelings of the casting and trailer of the Dark Tower movie. I am an enormous fan of Stephen King. I saw him at the Kimo with George RR Martin, read most of his books and by far love the Dark Tower Series. I love Roland and Jake as characters plus their interactions, not to mention the multi-dimensional feel of the book. So when the movie came out I cringed and of course, complained. I HATED the movie, everything I loved about the series had been stripped away and rushed. So I pretend the movie didn't happen
But then I stumble into this...Into a series really..... An article rumoring that the Gunslinger may return to the small screen. At first, I was slightly happy because a series would allow for more growth. I had this same hope with The Mortal instruments and look what they did to that.... Maybe I would have more hope if it was HBO picking it up instead of Amazon. Because I consider the Dark Tower in the same cinematography/maturity as Game of Thrones.
So will I watch it...maybe
Will it be good.. probably not
What can I say I'm a pessimist
I've wanted to read this book for a while, yet always pushed the book off for other ones. But I feel that I need to read it now. With the recent school shooting, political conflict and gun policy that has now been rehashed again. I'm interested to see how this author will depict such an emotional and hard topic.