Book Recommendation – The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde takes the phrase “escaping into a good book” quite literally.

The Eyre Affair is my favorite book. I love the story more than I can coherently express. There’s so much happening on every page. You like book puns? There are so many book puns. You like literary jokes and word play? Buddy, do I have some good news. How do you feel about chaotic evil villains and slightly batty uncles? Step right up, because I have a treat for you. Any fans of Jane Eyre? En-freaking-joy! And lastly, have you ever wanted a pet dodo bird? Well look no further my friend.

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Book Recommendation – Life of Pi

Life of Pi by Yann Martel ft. a LEGO pirate

I read Life of Pi for the first time the summer before my senior year in high school. I think it was part of the AP Literature summer reading list my teacher had given us. This book blew my mind. Every interaction between the main character, Pi, and his surroundings is thrilling. Everything he encounters on his journey is layered with mystery and excitement. Continue reading “Book Recommendation – Life of Pi”

Finding my name in books aka my narcissism rearing its head

Finding my name in books aka my narcissism rearing its head

Do you get a little thrill when you see your name in print? Or hear it said in a TV show or movie? It can’t just be me. I also have a less common name (Siobhan), so it just makes it that much more exciting. I’m also a little narcissistic so I like seeing my name in things. Continue reading “Finding my name in books aka my narcissism rearing its head”

Reading Update!

Reading Update!

Hello reading world!

So far in 2018 I have read nine books. So I am 11% of the way to my goal of 80 and three books behind schedule according to Goodreads. I’m not here for your judgement Goodreads, let me live.

Not gonna lie, I have been in a bit of a reading slump. Not because I don’t have anything to read or I don’t want to read but because I keep getting distracted by other things. I’m like a magpie, anything shiny will detour me. Continue reading “Reading Update!”

Book Thoughts – Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Book Thoughts – Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Quick synopsis: Renegades is about a villain (an Anarchist), who decides to infiltrate the heroes organization (the Renegades) by posing as a good guy hero herself. No one knows her true identity, so she is the best fit from her Anarchists group to pull off this mission. Her character is wonderfully complex and I am excited to see how she is further explored in the sequel.

Superheroes and villains are a classic combination and Meyer does an awesome job of flipping the script a little bit when it comes to their stereotypical dynamics. There is a lot of gray area in the story and characters and that is what was so compelling about it for me. You are kept guessing with each characters motivations and it is a good commentary on how people are not inherently good or evil. We are all composed of a mixture of our actions and thoughts.

I was not expecting the ending at all! So that was pretty damn exciting because sometimes I see twists coming a mile away, like in Warcross. I love being surprised. I have to wait for November 2018 for the sequel now so…

My favorite quote:

“Heroism wasn’t about what you could do, it was about what you did.” (p.169)

P.S. Marissa Meyer is a queen and I love everything she’s written.

Questions for you:

Have you read Renegades? What did you think?

What else have you read by Marissa Meyer?