Book Thoughts: When We Collided

For the first time in a while, I’m experiencing a pretty severe book hangover. I spent a good chunk of yesterday (National Read a Book Day!) blasting through Emery Lord’s When We Collided, entranced by the writing, the characters, and the pacing of the story. Then, when it was over, I found myself in the kind…

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Book Thoughts: The Paper Magician Trilogy

One of the best things I’ve ever done is sign up for GoodReads Deals. Whenever an ebook of something I’ve put on my to-read list goes on sale, GoodReads will email me and let me know. It’s probably a little dangerous, given how many books I own (in physical and electronic form) that I haven’t read,…

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Book Thoughts: Looking for Alaska

[Reposted from GoodReads.] Okay. I’m going to be upfront with myself and whoever might be reading this and say that I went into this book expecting to hate it. Prior to picking up Looking for Alaska, the only John Green book I’d read was Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and I don’t think that really counts…

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Obsessed with William Shakespeare: A Memoir

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest My first exposure to William Shakespeare (that I can remember, at least) was reading Romeo & Juliet in the fourth grade. Seems a bit heavy for a 9 year-old, right? I made it through the first act — like my reading group and I…

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Book Thoughts: The Mortal Instruments Series

So here’s the thing. After reading the things that crop up on my Tumblr dashboard from time to time concerning Cassandra Clare and her notorious history as a “Big Name Fan” on the very permanent interwebz, I don’t have much respect for her as a writer. That being said, the trailer for The Mortal Instruments:…

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Book Thoughts: The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Sometime during the course of the summer, my best friend and fellow literary masochist, AR, suggested that I read Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers. Set in Italy, the novel follows the lives of two people — Alice and Mattia — whom are both, in their painfully human ways, prime numbers. A prime number is…

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