I don’t know why I have this tendency to read books that destroy me. I need help.
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider.
Why am I like this? Why is Robyn so cruel, first of all?
So pretty much you get to love the main characters (Sadie and Lane). They’re awesome and they have a special connection that you can’t help but love.
Too bad they both have tuberculosis that is immune to any drug. The good thing is that there is a solution in the end. The bad thing is that not everybody can make it.
And this gives you such a bad vibe and your feelings pretty much go with the flow when you see them how strong they are and how they cope with it so well!
I love original ideas and people that like to do stuff in a different way and that describes miss Sadie pretty much. You get to love her and her mind.
You get to love it so much that you may end up yelling “NOOOO” and slam your book (or kindle in my case) and take a break and wipe the tears in your eyes. I hoped for a happy ending. SADIE DESERVED BETTER THO! I thought she would get better from that risky cure she took and she might make it another 2 weeks until the legit vaccines are coming in and everybody has a chance to live.
Lane was awesome. I loved how he wasn’t a drama queen after she died and it broke my heart just by reading that he imagined her in the line for the vaccine or he imagined helping her pack for leaving…
That’s just sad.
It was awesome. But horrific. But awesome. I loved it.
Alright I guess I don’t need any special introduction for this after you’ve read the title since it’s been everywhere and suddenly everyone wants It. I’m looking at you, weird psychotic clown lovers.
If you’re in the mood for a long good read, try It. Hehe. No, seriously, I’ve read a long Stephen King book before (like 800 pages) and it was really good (11/22/63). This time, I really wanted to skip the movie and read the book before I actually watch it tho I was pretty scared to watch it so I wait for it to come on DVD.
Stephen King’s It is over 1000 pages long and every page is awesome. I recommended it to every friend I talked to about it.
I find horror a difficult genre. If I would have to write a horror book I don’t know if I could do it. It’s hard to write something to actually creep out the reader but I can vote this one as the first book that gave me the creeps. I was literally mouthing “man that’s creepy” when reading a few scenes so get ready for some crazy stuff. I question King’s sanity.
BUT THE KIDS MAN! THOSE KIDS ARE THE COOLEST KIDS IN LITERATURE. I loved them as a group and individually too but when they were together they just made me think of the gang in Stranger Things. I’m glad Finn Wolfhard actually plays in both of them. He fits perfectly.
I loved the turtle idea that protects them and I loved their ambition to get rid of Pennywise once and for all.
I really hope the movie is good because the one from the ’90s was extremely lame and I don’t wanna think about it again.
Anyways, if you think about reading it, I can only say YYYEEESSSSS. 100% recommended.
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney was a book on my to-read shelf that I always skipped… until one day when I was like “you know what, I should give this book a try”.
What makes this book different than the others is the second person narrative that you can rarely find. It’s not the only book but somehow it’s one of the most popular examples if you want to check out this style.
It’s the 1980s and your uninteresting life consists of working, partying and drugs (of course, the main character is based on McInerney himself).
You don’t bother with anything. You work in the Factual Verification department for a magazine in the beautiful New York, want to move on to the fiction department and yet you do nothing about that.
Your wife left you and you seem unable to pursue a real relationship.
This is the life before the internet pretty much. Nobody’s using computers and if you want to find out something you have to check out some records or make a few phone calls to some sources and the whole NYC was high on cocaine and this is the young and foolish life.
The background characters are easily forgettable. They’re uninteresting too. We don’t get to know a lot more about them besides their names and some basic info.
This book sends such a careless vibe that actually makes you feel careless about it but don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad book, but it ain’t a great one either.
I haven’t read some erotica in a really long time so I just picked out Little Birds by Anais Nin.
I got to the end of it 50% out of curiosity and 50% because I just wanted to finish it, it’s a short not-so-awesome book so it’s not worth it to read it for 100 years. What can I tell you about it is that it’s pretty boring. The stories give me the feeling that they’re just thrown there and they didn’t really get to me. I felt distant towards it. They didn’t intrigue me or made me feel anything.
I didn’t really enjoy the idea of men messing around with 16 year old girls tho’ I liked the first story when all the girls ran away when they saw him in all his glory around them. Come on, that was pretty funny.
The stories have many things in common and they might seem familiar at some point which was pretty nice and made me imagine some bonds between them.
Overall this was not my cup of tea but I’m glad I’ve read it and it’s an appreciated classic.