I am an avid reader and love, more than anything, to recommend books to others and engage in literary discussions. I'm not picky about what I read-- I love mysteries, classic fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, and especially stories that are entertaining but relate to my love of science and medicine.
This blog will mostly feature book reviews- I don't know how great I am at critiquing though, because it is rare that I don't enjoy something. Each piece of writing seems to have something to redeem it, something it can teach us.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges, "Poema de los Dones"
1: You will break your book buying ban.
2: You will cry at the end of at least one book.
3: You will want to talk to others about an awesome book you've read.
4: You will suffer from a book hangover.
5: You might watch the movie before reading the book (Oops!).
6: You won't always finish a series.
7: Not everyone is going to like what you like--but you can always try to argue your point (politely).
8: You will bond with strangers over certain books.
9: You will read at least one hyped-up book in your reading life.
10: You will be extremely disappointed more than once after reading a book.
11: But you will connect with at least one book in a way that is beyond other peoples' understanding.
12: You will share stories about other readers who just don't get it.
13: You will encounter people who criticize what you read.
14: You will always find at least one community of readers (Thank you, internet!)
15: You will drink a cup of something hot at least once while you're reading.
16: Then you will mention it casually in a conversation with other readers.
17: Or take a picture of it and put it on the web.
18: You will shamelessly fall in love with a book others have judged.
19: You will form your own bookish opinions.
20: You will try to get almost anyone to read that last book you read because it was just AWESOME.
21: You will hope it's raining when you're about to sit down to read, at least once in your reading life.
22: You will see bookstores online and vow to visit them one day.
23: You will proudly state that you are a reader.
Tonight will be the night I finish The Death Cure. Not sure how to feel about that.
Don’t worry! It’s not over until you read The Kill Order. The prequel really elevated the series in my opinion.
Now that I have one, I do love my Kindle. I thought I would only use it for traveling, but I have other reasons too now.
1. Lighter traveling is still number 1.
2. Too impatient/too late at night to drive to a bookstore
3. Getting a single book in a series when I don’t own or want to own the other books in said series. EX: friend of mine lent me first 2 books of maze runner and didn’t own the third. I could purchase the third via kindle without feeling obligated to own the other two (I would feel obligated to own them all in physical form if I owned one in physical form)
4. Easily lend/borrow books with other Kindle owners