Before we begin, I would just like to say that The Dutch House is not at all the kind of book that I would read. If I had seen it in a bookstore, I would not have picked it. It was only a fluke, an impulsive purchase, that I ended up with it. It was … Continue reading The Dutch House by Ann Patchett: A Review
Turn back time And save my soul, From drowning in the abyss Forever more.
While you were sleeping The sun rose and birds chirped The flowers bloomed, and The ocean dipped. While you were sleeping Babes spoke their first words People found friendship in animals And each other, as they laid down their swords. But when you are awake, It's darkness again. It is beginning to look like A … Continue reading While You Were Sleeping
Lies, they sprout from my tongue. Like vines, they bind me. They squeeze, and they choke me. Struggling to move, Grappled and tortured. Yet I don't try to get free, Because the truth might kill me faster. I thought I had Put my self on a boat. As hardy as my circumstances may be, The … Continue reading Liar
Why shall my life Be marred In pain and suffering. When I have everything And yet nothing. All my sorrows Bleed me dry. And yet my heart pumps Keeping me alive.
I have waited a long time to read fantasy books that do not have their roots in western mythology. Not to say that they haven't existed before, they have, but they haven't been this popular. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho is the story of a gumiho—a nine-tailed fox that takes the shape of a woman, … Continue reading Wicked Fox by Kat Cho: A Review
The Three Laws of Robotics 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. YOUR BODY IS NOT YOUR OWN. 2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. YOUR … Continue reading LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff: A Review
I do not believe that there is anything that I can say about this book that would express how amazing it is, but I shall try nonetheless. The story follows an angel, a demon, and their plan (and I use that term loosely) to foul the coming apocalypse. The Antichrist has been born but even … Continue reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: A Review
It is a fantasy that all women have had. The power to strike down our oppressors, our abusers, the ones who leer at us on the streets, touch us without consent, and grope us at our workplace, in public transport, in clubs. Anywhere and everywhere we go, we are told to keep vigil. To be … Continue reading The Power by Naomi Alderman: A Review
Sawkill Rock has been the site of disappearance of girls for ages. They are never found, not a trace of them. They just up and vanish. But when Zoey’s best friend Thora goes missing, she suspects a larger game at play than just runaway or suicidal girls. The story follows Marion, Zoey and Val as … Continue reading Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand: A Review