Book Review: Karma
The year is 1984. Fifteen year old Maya packs a suitcase for a trip to India with her father. They are going to lay Maya’s recently deceased Hindu mother to rest. Not long after they arrive, however, tumultuous religious differences between the Sikhs and Hindus explode into violence when prime minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated. Maya and her father, a Sikh, are caught in the middle...
am reading too many books at once am not packing up for big apartment move am so very blindingly behind on my book reviews instead spending today eating pork fried rice and potstickers with a book Yes, good choices?
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read this last night in one go, tears streaming down my face, hands shaking to the point where i had to put the book down on my legs rather than hold it. it was absolutely harrowing and i don’t know if i could ever really recommend it to someone because of how difficult it was for me to read… but at the same time, i want everyone to read it. have you read it?
Book Review: The Gardener
Grades 7-10 High school sophomore Mason has a fairly normal life, if you discount the ugly scar marring half of his hulky face; if you discount the disappearance of his father and his mother’s drinking habit and tendency to require Mason to be her parent and not vice versa. When Mason discovers that the Haven of Peace, the rehabilitation center his mom works at is not just for the...
I am here, I promise. I’ll try and catch up with posting tomorrow.
protip: dont eat a popsicle while youre waiting for your tea to steep, because when you DO go to drink your tea, your mouth will still be frozen from the popsicle and then your tea will be a fireball of pain into your mouth, even though it’s not super hot anymore.
Book Review: iDrakula
Text message conversation between emilybrary and Tumblr: 4/4/11, 7:59pm-8:05pm emilybrary: u kno the story of dracula rite? tumblr: uh, yea? y? emilybrary: just read this book that retells it if it happened today tumblr: sounds interesting emilybrary: the best part is its like told through the ifone tumblr: what? emilybrary: yea its all texts and emails and screenshots of browser pages and stuff...
Book Review: Trapped
When school closes early because of a snowstorm, Scotty’s first reaction is anger, that his basketball game is cancelled. His anger soon abates when his best friends Jason and Pete smooth-talk their way into the shop to work on a go-kart until rides arrive. Soon the only people left in the school are Scotty, Jason, Pete, two freshman girls, a weird kid named Elijah, a thug named Les, and the...
The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs...– The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall...– Finnick Odair (Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins)
and the most insane thing of all is that i’m so excited that i want to...– Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
successful april fool’s day for me. the only thing i fell for (and it was only for a couple seconds!) was the announcement of an 18-disc director’s cut edition of 127 hours, which would provide the film as it was really meant to be watched - in real time. what did you fall for this april fool’s?
In 2006, I read 81 books, and I reviewed 17. (21%) In 2007, I read 154 books, and I reviewed 11. (7%) In 2008, I read 168 books, and I reviewed 33. (19%) In 2009, I read 176 books and I reviewed 37. (21%) In 2010, I read 252 books and reviewed 81. (32%) In 2011, I have read 61 books and reviewed 29. (48%) I’d say I’m on track for a good reviewing year, no?
Books read in March: 23 Book reviewed in March: 10 Books still to be reviewed from March: 6 Not bad, if I do say so myself. NOW TO MAKE A GRAPH, COMPARING BOOKS READ PER MONTH, PER YEAR, AND REVIEWS WRITTEN OF THEM. **UNDERTAKING** Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George Daddles by Ruth Sawyer Good Masters, Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz Number the Stars...