Archive for July, 2013

grace, an ocean

Monday, July 29th, 2013

morning gratitude:

let’s review: the yonahlossee riding camp for girls

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Thematically, this book promised all things to draw my interest: an equestrienne camp/boarding school brimming with young ladies learning to become ladies in the 1930’s, an honest protagonist among them (Thea), a coming-of-age story split between the heat of Florida and the mountain backdrop of secluded North Carolina, unfolding between past and present, a not-fully-known [...]

let’s review: cloud atlas

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

“Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies…” Layery stories are my favorite stories. This one exceeds on six or more levels. Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is a six-part symphony that wholly satisfies, stretching across spans of time and reverberating with echoes of the universe and man. Listen between the lines and you’ll hear the saving grace [...]

let’s review: the ocean at the end of the lane

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the kind of story that pulls you under and dazzles you to the depths of every page. A tender tale of childhood and harsh realities swirled with dreamlike magic and so much else—an ocean in every word. Soaked in imaginative details and awash in [...]

let’s review: a wizard of earthsea

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

A Wizard of Earthsea—first in the Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin—was the husband’s request to listen to while traveling, interested because the series was a source of inspiration for a Miyazaki film (Tales from Earthsea). My first impression: “looks Harry Potterish but nerdier.” Well, there was a school for wizards, but overall it [...]