Everything is not as it seems
Like what I did there? 😉 Insider for those who have already read the book or it least flipped through it’s pages. Well written with a small twist. Unrealistic? Most likely. I am a cynic when it comes to love, so maybe I’m wrong. I’m also a sap: I like the chance to escape and think that love comes easy and trips to Hawaii by 18 year old runaways are possible. Very simple, quick read. I like the formatting of the book. The layout reminded me of Night Film by Marisha Pessl. As you may have seen me state before, I hate writing reviews. Mostly because I feel like I’m rambling when I write them. I’m sure I’ll find some creative way to dish them out. Just work with me in the meantime.
I’ve been itching to go to the bookstore (yes, addict style). However, I have so many new books to read I just can’t justify buying more. And I canNOT walk into a bookstore and not buy a book. But, I LOVE going to the bookstore it’s something about the atmosphere. The smell. The feeling as you walk around. Seeing other people just like you. I once saw a couple on a date there (at least I think it was ). I thought it was the cutest thing! Sometimes I secretly dream of meeting someone in the bookstore:
Ok. Who am I kidding? I dream of it all the time! Maybe one day…..until then you’ll get to hear all of my crazy dreamy romance wish confessions 😉
By the way check out the comment on the pin….I totally agree with that! Bars aren’t my thing (nothing wrong with it just this introvert’s nightmare sometimes lol) but a book bar? I’d toast to that! And make sure I keep to one glass of wine to keep sounding semi-intelligent 😉
Share your dreamy book date confessions or others if you dare 🙂
And our next book is…..
I honestly don’t know how I feel about this one. It seems more along the terms of nonfiction/memoir/reporting -fiction type from the description. I’m a fiction buff who likes to escape reality. Basically, I’m into scif-fi, fantasy, and mysteries with a touch of romance. I heard this book is a classic though. And I guess the point of a book club is to expand your horizons. So we’ll see! Our goal for the first meeting is to read the first 99 pages, if we discuss anything interesting I’ll post about it! If not, I’ll probably post what we hate about it 😉
My #squadgoals? Start a book club. Check! Add wine and snacks. Check! Our first book: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins.
My Summary: A brutal God and his 12 children who despise him. The brutal God aka “father” goes missing. Despite their despise, the children try to solve the mystery and gain power along the way.
Book groups opinion: Well, we spent most of the time with a question mark over our heads. It is well written, grotesque, and completely mind-blogging. You are on the edge of your seat until the finish.
- Humanity: And we always come back to the evil that has spread since Adam and Eve set foot on this planet. Are we selfish or compassionate? Do we act on our primal instincts or do we use our brains and our hearts to make decisions? Should a heart be important? What defines our humanity? How do we gain or lose it?
- The heart coal (yep, you’ll have to read for more info) .
- Power: Gods are involved, its expected. But what measure do we take to gain it? Where does our humanity help or hurt us?
Great book. Nice helping of blood and guts, which traumatized one of my friends. I grew up reading Dean Koontz, who is not necessarily grotesque but more on the dark side of things. This book was totally my style….I guess I did pick the book 😉 But in all honestly I just found it as a suggestion from Amazon as a book club pick. Therefore not totally my fault.
Has anyone read this book? Thoughts? What do you desire in a book club?
I am currently studying for the second part of a long road of medical licensing exams *sigh* I am a part of a book group on Facebook. Everyone posts what books they’re reading, funny book memes etc etc. Basically it’s a group to show their love for coffee and books :). I must admit it has me down lately. I am still reading? Absolutely. Am I able to go to a coffee shop and have dessert and relax, curled up with a book? Absolutely not. I confess, it makes me sad 😦 . One of the hardest things about being in medical school is watching everyone else’s life happen while yours is on hold. Still love the book group though! And I wouldn’t change anything in my life. I LOVE medical school, it’s just been a rough day 😉
Summer is here. I am less busy with clinicals more busy with studying for the next set of boards (standardized tests suck). In order to stay at least somewhat sane I’ve upped my reading game (and movie watching). It has inspired me to write. I feel words on my tongue. I feel a story in my heart. I just have no idea what to write about.
Confession: Reading and watching movies= escapism for me. It’s the one time in my life where I am not here in the boring realm of reality. I am not miserable studying (standardized tests suck). I am not my crazy, neurotic, calculating, self-critical, type-A self. I am just in the moment.
Lately, even the movies and the books (minus the In-Death Series) haven’t been hitting the escapism spot. I am constantly changing the show’s or the book’s story. I come up with different scenarios, write different characters in, b**** about how they shouldn’t have done that. Cry when a character of mine is mistreated (apparently I’m a little over-sensitive, it’s the empath ok?!). The point: no-one is channeling my emotions the way I want them. Solution: I should write my own d*** stuff lol. If only I could put my thoughts and feelings into words.
To my writers: What’s your process? How do you bring your story to life?
My readers/watchers: Ever felt like the author just didn’t get the story write? Are you super-emo, empathic to your story-line?
I’m a part of a book group on Facebook. I love it! It makes my book fetish feel so much more…..normal! However, it also feeds my book buying addiction. I have since learned that Dollar Tree has books and there is a website called Thriftbooks. I have been trying to fight the urge to go to both. My bank account is begging me not too. So I sit here scratching like the book addict I am, wondering how long it is going to take before I cave. Say a small prayer for me 😉