ksodomi:

paper-townmovie:

I think many people would say that your much more than an author.

you’re right, he’s also a destroyer of souls and a dream crusher
ksodomi:

paper-townmovie:

I think many people would say that your much more than an author.

you’re right, he’s also a destroyer of souls and a dream crusher

ksodomi:

paper-townmovie:

I think many people would say that your much more than an author.

you’re right, he’s also a destroyer of souls and a dream crusher

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cucumberbatchin:

Sometimes I get ‘readers-block’, like I can’t read anything to save my life, I’ll start 10 books and stop each after seven pages because all I’ll want is to already have read that book and not actually read it and I won’t be able to focus at all and it pains me so much.

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abigailecters:

literature meme: poets [1/5]

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He often wrote in green ink as it was his personal symbol for desire and hope with his poetry.
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abigailecters:

literature meme: poets [1/5]

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He often wrote in green ink as it was his personal symbol for desire and hope with his poetry.
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abigailecters:

literature meme: poets [1/5]

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He often wrote in green ink as it was his personal symbol for desire and hope with his poetry.

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Has any book ending made you angry? What's the story?

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booktown:

bookmad:

WE WERE LIARS could have had such a better ending. i loved the twist, but i hated the weak ass explanation (or non-explanation) behind it.

OMG yes.

The 2014 Book Challenge Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

I read this book a few years back and really enjoyed it. Then, I read all of the bad things about it. Which I completely understood and really did tarnish the book for me a little. However, this book came to be another book for Book Club so considering it had been a while since I had read it, I thought I’d give it another go.

The story follows a young boy with Aspergers when a dog is killed in his neighbourhood. He becomes determined to find out who did it. But as he discovers more about the case, he discovers more secrets that the grown ups around him have kept.

The issues with the story are to do with the characterisation of Christopher and how he functions. I’ve heard it called ‘ableist’. Now I don’t have much experience with Asperger’s so I turn to the opinion of others who do for this and I can see where they come from.

There are some great things in there. Some descriptions and scenarios. So overall I did enjoy it, whilst knowing it’s faults.

Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns

deanloveshisimpala:

So that’s what happen!!!!!

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The 2014 Book Challenge Review: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This is yet another book with a film adaptation coming out (or already out). I wanted to read it for that reason, I had previously posted about it in Trailer Talk. I wasn’t overly keen on the trailer although I’ve heard good feedback from people who have seen it. I wasn’t overly impressed with the book either.

It follows the story of Jonas as he is at a turning point in his life. He’s about to find out his life’s calling and what he will become now he’s an adult. This doesn’t work out how Jonas expects, bringing The Giver into his life.

Now I understand why this is considered the birth of modern dystopian fiction. It’s a great world that I can see how it has influenced others. The only issue I had was, I felt like I needed more time in it. It is a really really short novel. I’m all for concise writing, but this novel left me wanting more and I know there is a Quartet. But each novel should still feel complete.

I liked the characters, once I got over chuckling over ‘The Giver’ and ‘The Reciever’. I thought they was potential for development. It could have had a bit more depth to it and them.

I’m not in any rush to read the others even if they are all short. I liked it but I didn’t love it.

hazzaisperfection:

9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover
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9 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover

The 2014 Book Challenge Review: Apple Tree Yard

The 2014 Book Challenge Review: Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Apple Tree Yard is one of the books that my book club chose for August. Funnily enough, even though I read both books, I didn’t get to the club. However, I’d seen this book around and I’m glad I had the reason to get it and read it.

It’s the story of Yvonne a high flyer with life all sussed and sorted. Yet when she meets a handsome stranger and falls into a passionate affair everything changes. With everything in balance she thinks it can continue until horrible act changes that. I struggled to describe this plot because there are twists and turns and it isn’t simple. I also don’t want to give anything away.

This wasn’t like the forumla of other thrillers. I feel like the reveals weren’t as spaced as they should have been. By the final act there were no real suprises left for me. Which was a shame because there were moments of brilliance. Doughty has a keen eye on modern day sexism and this novel damns the double standards of it.

The only issue was that final part of the book, the resolution had happened, I had kind of done with the story about 50 pages before the end. Which had a negative effect on the actual last reveal.

Not the best thriller out there but worth reading for the social commentary. Worth reading from a feminist perspective.

agustinguerrero3:

teacoffeebooks:

The only problem I can find with being a book lover is moving.

Agreed.

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“Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.”
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The 2014 Book Challenge Review: The House of Hades

The 2014 Book Challenge Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

(High 4 Stars)

This was an odd read for me. I think I may have picked it up at the wrong time. It took me ages to read it, it felt sluggish and I think that was from me rather than the book itself. As this is the second to last book in the series I wont spoil it for those of you who don’t know what happened so far. Basically there is drama. I also sort of wish this book had just followed Percy and Annabeth. The two story lines made it awkward to follow.

It’s a short review, but I think this will be a book I want to read again to appreciate it.