Monthly Archives: August 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY | CHARACTERS I JUST DIDN’T CLICK WITH

  It’s happened to all of us. You start a new book, and you wait. You wait for the magic to happen. You wait for that moment when something snaps into place, and you just get the main character.                 Lilac and Tarver from These Broken Stars. She was a major pain in the ass who represented some… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE – JESSICA KNOLL

  Luckiest Girl Alive is unlike any other book I’ve read. Don’t get me wrong, there are elements to it that will feel familiar. But taken as a whole it completely surprised me. The book begins with a perfect girl. She’s got a high-powered job working for a magazine in New York, she’s pretty and thin, she’s engaged to a… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #22

Rain City Reads   August 26, 2015   Comments Off on MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #22

  My last week of reading encompassed Bout of Books, which meant a lot of time spent reading for me! Unfortunately I overdid it and strained my eyes, so I had a few days when I couldn’t read as much as I would have liked, but I still managed to read a respectable number of pages throughout the week, finishing… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WOULD TEACH IF I TAUGHT…

  This week’s topic is a really, really good one. We got to pick which top ten books would be on our syllabus if we taught x 101 – for example, historical fiction 101 or high fantasy 101. I’ve decided to cheat a little bit, because there were just too many possibilities to pick from! So I’m doing the top… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | WIND/PINBALL – HARUKI MURAKAMI

  Haruki Murakami’s newest book is actually a set of two novels (or novellas) that were the very first stories he ever wrote. This is the first time in years these two stories have been available in print – much less in English – and they provide a fascinating glimpse of this venerable writer’s beginnings. Murakami’s writing is unlike any… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | BLOGGER’S BLOCK

  This week you’re getting a post in GIFs because I’m a serious blogger but everyone needs to have fun sometimes, and also nothing else is working for me right now. #sorrynotsorry So as you all know, I’ve got a sparkly new blog. But it hasn’t been an easy transition. I’ll write about it (probably in greater detail than any… Read more »