I graduated from college on a Saturday, and started full time work on a Monday. Nobody really made it clear to me that I should have taken some time off as it would be the last bit of freedom I could have for a while. Instead I started my first real job and at this … Continue reading Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story – Chuck Klosterman
In 2004, I was living for a summer in London and walked around the corner to my local book shop to find a paperback to travel with up to Scotland. I was recommended Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, the first book in a series about a woman who would become my heroine for all time, … Continue reading The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
It's not often you're grabbed by a book that's built in another world and so instantly drawn into the complexity and possibilities of the plot that you don't even have time to blink. Daughter of Smoke and Bone does just that, the characters are immediately engrossing - Karou a young, blue-haired, badass teenager, living in … Continue reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Trilogy)
I want two things from life. To deserve the love of a dog and to recommend to you Ready Player One. I’m two gin and tonics away from commissioning a shirt that reads “Can I pet your dog?” on one side and “Have you read Ready Player One?” on the other. It'd save time getting … Continue reading Ready Player One, a Homecoming
This is not a confession - this is a statement made with pride: I love dressing up and making props. BUTALSOLETMEEXPLAIN. I DEFINITELY don't mean this in a creepy way (I hope), like this gem of a guy. Nor do I mean cocktails on the roof in whatever LBD works with my bra that day … Continue reading Baltimore Comic-Con, or, How I found Saga
After reading Station Eleven (review to come) and loving it – I was recommended Red Rising. The book – set on Mars - follows Darrow (a boy born to the lowest red mining class) as he infiltrates the gold ruling class to take down the classist color system and fulfill the dream that his wife, … Continue reading Red Rising – A Revolution or a Man’s Demons?
This book grabs you so immediately by the heartstrings, that you won't know what propelled you off the runway. Then, at each twist, and as the booked ends, you're devastated, begging the author(s) for more. Set in WWII, CNV tells the tale of two women aiding the war effort. One is captured by the Gestapo … Continue reading Code Name Verity
Not even sure where to begin this one. Each of us came to this amazing set of historical fiction novels on our own. It's what brought us together actually. When Outlander (the TV show) premiered on Starz, I invited some similarly minded friends to join me for a little premier party., knowing each of them … Continue reading Outlander