Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde, 1888
epigraph to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 2011

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Love is the world’s infinite mutability; lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up in it; it is the inevitable blossoming of its opposites, a magnificent rose smelling faintly of blood.
Tony Kushner, The Illusion
the epigraph to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 2012

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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Title: The Rosie Project
Learn more about it on Goodreads
Available on Amazon

Synopsis: Don Tillman, thirty-something brilliant Geneticist, is looking for a wife. As a man of Science and reason, he is going to use his knowledge of experimental design to find his ideal mate. He will use a questionnaire, he will go on dates, he will collect information, and analyze data until The Wife Project is completed.

Then he meets Rosie. Logically, she is not an ideal candidate for The Wife Project. She smokes, she curses, and she's constantly late. 

Still, Don thinks she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. Plus, she's interesting and intelligent. But she is also on a quest of her own; to find her biological father. So she enlists Don's help and his search for a wife takes a backseat.

Soon Don learns that he can have fun with Rosie and chaos would not ensue just because he did not have every minute planned out. 

My Review:  Oh how I love this book. Let me tell you about it! 

The Rosie Project is an amazing book. It is funny, thoughtful, and intelligent. It is interesting form start to finish. I could not put this book down and I did not want the story to end. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading

This week's musing is a random rant about books/reading. 

Last week I heard about a new book; We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I've never heard of this author before, but based on the description of this book, I want to get my hands on a copy as soon as possible. 

Also, it seems that every book-tuber and people with Twitter only have high praises for this book.

Here's the snippet from Goodreads: 

    A beautiful and distinguished family.
    A private island.
    A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
    A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
    A revolution. An accident. A secret.
    Lies upon lies.
    True love.
    The truth.
    We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National       Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

    Read it.
   And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. 

I do enjoy a good mystery. 

I'm thinking this plot might be something along the lines of The Secret History by Donna Tartt. But maybe since it's for a younger demographic, it might be a little less heavy. 

We Were Liars will be available on May 13th, 2014. 

Are you intrigued? Would you pick up We Were Liars? or Have you read it already? 

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading

This week's musing asks:

Describe one of your reading habits. 

I get most of my reading done in transit. I take the train everywhere and I really like spending my commute reading. I read while I wait for the train and while on the train. 

I also spend my break time reading. I usually have my Kindle with me and it's really easy to just pick up where I left off. And of course, I read in bed. I think it's the best way to unwind. After hours in front of the computer and looking at my phone, picking up a book is very relaxing. 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. I want to know your answer to this week's Musing Mondays.


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