Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Dear David Eddings,
I never used to like reading. It was a chore I had to do for school, something so incredibly boring, I couldn't understand why anyone would want to do it for fun. There were certain stories that I read (because I had to) that I enjoyed, but those were very rare occurrences, and reading itself just wasn't for me. Until my dad handed me your Pawn of Prophecy, the first book in the Belgariad series.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be. From Goodreads.
Monday, 24 August 2015
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
I went to the store. See inside the fridge. I watered the plants. I cleaned out Peter's cage. I tidied the sitting room. And the kitchen. And I did the washing up.
I'm going to bed.
Your live-in servant,
Life on the Refrigerator Door is told exclusively through notes exchanged by Claire and her mother, Elizabeth, during the course of a life-altering year. Their story builds to an emotional crescendo when Elizabeth is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting, this is a clever, moving, and original portrait of the relationship between a daughter and mother. It is about how we live our lives constantly rushing, and never making time for those we love. It is also an elegy to how much can be said in so few words, if only we made the time to say them.
A new edition of this simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-warming novel by Alice Kuipers. From Goodreads.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
Fellow book blogger Amber, from The Mile Long Bookshelf, doesn't want to let her mental illness prevent her from getting the education she wants - or the life that education will bring.
Please help Amber to get her education. Read her story, and find out how you can help, here:
(Writing this post from my phone, so I'm afraid I can't create links.)