Archive for October, 2014

here is the staying (back to the woods)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Let’s go back to that cabin in the woods, to the place where time expands itself out for us, Autumn rolling out its red carpet for our restless feet, inviting us into her home: come and rest awhile here. Let’s sit once more around that fire: telling all, and all of us here. Inside this [...]

october book club: marina

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

As it turns out, Marina was the perfect pick for October: we wanted creepy and it delivered. Marina had all the great Gothic elements and Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a great storyteller. I am definitely adding his other titles to my to-read pile. After our discussion, we watched Pan’s Labyrinth, which paired well with the creepy theme. [...]

let’s review: marina

Monday, October 27th, 2014

“Marina once told me that we only remember what never really happened.” So begins Marina, a Gothic tale by Carlos Ruiz Zafón that follows young Oscar Drai beyond the walls of his boarding school and into the thick of a saga he finds himself caught in after meeting a girl named Marina. The two become friends, [...]

let’s review: where she went

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Where She Went, Gayle Forman’s follow-up to If I Stay, picks up three years later and is told from Adam’s perspective. At times the writing felt lacking, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about the lyrics at the beginning of chapters, or the fact that his widely popular, “emocore” band is called Shooting Star. As [...]

let’s review: gone girl

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Disclaimer: this review contains spoilers! Gone Girl virgins should read this spoiler-hidden review. ; ) Gillian Flynn’s highly buzzed-about book, Gone Girl, had me from the beginning: a mystery that doesn’t read like a true-crime airport novel, but rather, an incredibly developed character study with a twist. I can see why this book has made [...]