Monthly Archives: August 2013

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – Matthew Quick

Pat Peoples knows that life doesn’t always go according to plan, but he’s determined to get his back on track. After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat is staying with his parents and trying to live according to his new philosophy: get fit, be nice and always look for the silver lining. Most importantly, Pat is determined to be… Read more »

It Must Have Been Something I Saw on the Internet: Bookshelfies, Books That Will Change Your Life…. etc.

I keep coming across awesome book-related images, posts and articles and I figure maybe I’ll keep track of them and share them with you guys occasionally. Here are some of the things that caught my interest recently: Bookshelfies Tumblr: The Newest Trend You NEED to Know About. You guys all know about “selfies,” those horrible photos teens keep taking of… Read more »

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: MY YEAR IN A WOMEN’S PRISON – Piper Kerman

“With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set at the Beach/Near the Sea

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is up: Books Set at the Beach/Near the Sea. Oh man. It’s like these ladies are just trying to test my faint memories of books gone by! Seriously doubting I’ll make it to ten on this one, guys, but I’ll give it a try! 1. This Is What Happy… Read more »

Let’s Talk: Most Anticipated Fall/Winter Books

This week’s topic on I Swim for Oceans’ weekly “Let’s Talk” link up is: Most Anticipated Fall/Winter Books. Since I stopped reviewing books for an established website, I haven’t been keeping up with upcoming catalogues, so I only have a limited knowledge of what’s coming up in the next 4 months. But that’s not to say I don’t have a… Read more »

GOING BOVINE – Libba Bray

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This is the story of a totally normal teenaged boy called Cameron. Cameron has a sister, two parents, enjoys quirky music and smoking up and eating pizza. Like most teenaged boys, Cameron’s biggest problems are not doing well in school, not getting along with (and frequently disappointing) his parents, not being able to find a girlfriend and hating his part-time… Read more »

GOOD OMENS – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

This book holds the dubious honour of being my all-time favourite. I generally hesitate to make such intense statements, fearing disappointment on the reader’s part if they find that the expectations I built up don’t measure up to the experience. In this case, I have no such reservations. —— It is the story of the end of the world, which… Read more »