Sunday, 24 August 2014
Excelsior, fellow book lovers!
Prepare yourselves for the ridiculousness of this blog. I love books and reviewing them, but I'm also a fan of awesome things that make me laugh—including my rabbit, Loki.
I used to be super active on here, but I'm working at a book store part-time, while interning at a publishing company. Let's not even talk about how many books I bring home a week.
When I am not wasting my time on tumblr, I'm attempting to write novels I will never finish. And possibly dreaming bigger than a triple-threat minority should.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
and they’ll notice that gaston is a huge douchbag
Most of tumblr doesnt
I think Chrestomanci is dark in a much less obvious way, in a way that’s much more horrifying than cut and dry good vs evil, in a way that you realize slowly, over time and pages. In the way the Christopher’s uncle takes advantage of him, in the way Gwendolen does the same to Cat, in the way…
If you liked Harry Potter, then you’ll (probably) enjoy the Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones because…magic, wizards, other worlds and just as hilarious (if not funnier). Some people don’t think her tales are as dark, but they are. That’s what makes her…
I completely agree. They are subtle, but also I think most people see “darker” as things cut in black and white. Chrestomanci is realistic in its portrayal of the dark, which makes it darker. It could also be that people view the darker things as something that is a foreign kind of bad. If you strip away the magic from HP, the bad there is familiar and terrible, but is essentially a carbon copy of DWJ’s basic rotten relationships (based on her books outside of Chrestomanci as well). DWJ layers more terrible upon terrible (even outside of the magic and mayhem) that the sheer weight of this oh-so-realistic darkness could bring you to tears. Both JKR and DWJ portray the darkness within oneself, but JKR lets it be stripped away…by magic. DWJ knows that it can never be fully eradicated. It’s a part of you. And also people are assholes.
But I am really excited someone is discussing this. I went on a huge rant recently about the lack of credit the Chrestomanci series gets for being ahead of its time.
If I Stay cover remake by yours truly. It felt appropriate for the movie release day.
I wrote a huge review for this and it just disappeared before I saved it. FML.
So, after I finished reading the third book, I finally noticed that all the covers have the amplifiers on them in order. Obviously the third book is technically wrong, because it should be Mal on the cover instead.
This book was extremely upsetting in both good and bad ways. Let me explain.
Things that made me angry/confused me:
Things I loved about it all:
But srsly, everyone should read these books.#book review #review #books #reading #reader #literacy #literature #ruin and rising #leigh bardugo #shelfie #alina #mal #malina
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my sloth bookmark. Please feel free to print it for your own personal use. It’s also available to download here: http://colourblind-crayon.deviantart.com/art/Read-Slow-Finish-Whenever-Bookmark-441908914.
Enjoy, my book-loving friends. :)
If you liked Harry Potter, then you’ll (probably) enjoy the Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones because…magic, wizards, other worlds and just as hilarious (if not funnier). Some people don’t think her tales are as dark, but they are. That’s what makes her writing so remarkably hopeful and defiant in the face of all those dark bits.#harry potter #chrestomanci #books #reading #literacy #magic #wizards
One afternoon (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas)
My name (How I Live Now)
Until a (The Princess Bride)
It was (The Giver)
Outside the (The Engineer of Human Souls)
The knock (The Chaos)
Wife kills (The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry)
Someone bloody (The Silkworm)
Unlike most (Eight Days of Luke)