Literary Quote of the Week…

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Zen

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Book Review: Someone else s love story

 

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Title: Someone else’s love story

Author: Joshilyn Jackson

This book was a recommendation for our book club by one of our members. The description was it will be a quick light read for the short month of February.  That it was an unconventional love story, about two people that meet in an unsuspecting way.  Lastly that we would never guess how it ended.

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Authors: Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

I am a huge Jane Austen fan, so when I first heard about this book I was unsure about what to feel about it.

“They are going to ruin my Mr. Darcy with zombie gore.”

“I don’t know if I can let myself read it. It might ruin the real love story”

“I am not reading in protest of a publisher ruining good literature just to increase sales!”

That is when I finally looked down from my high horse to see all of the other trash and utter brain candy I have read and enjoyed. I do have to admit I do have the Twilight series on my book shelf… I read it… in a week… all though it was a poorly written teenage Christian vampire/stalker “love” story, it did keep me entertained for 4 very long books and 5 movies.

So how bad could it be?

It wasn’t just, bad…

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Book Review: Prozac Nation

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 Title: Prozac Nation

Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel

Warning: The following information should be considered before reading this book:

#1. This book is a memoir; all memoirs are by their very nature, self-indulgent.

#2. This book is a memoir about depression and drug use.  i.e. This story will be even more self-indulgent then a typical memoir.

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Book Review: The Ghost Orchid: A Novel

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Title: The Ghost Orchid: A Novel

Author: Carol Goodman

This was my first Carol Goodman book and I am sure that it will not be my last. The language and characters and setting were so magical that I couldn’t help but be captivated. She has a way of telling a story within a story within a story without you getting lost or confused. 

As the story unfolds she reveals layer upon layer of mystery–much like the estate Bosco, which first appears to be like just another house and garden when we first read about it. But then we discover the maze, the grotto, the tunnels, the cemetery, the secret peepholes, etc, and we realize that nothing is as straightforward and simple as we thought. Even time–past and present–is not static. The two stories entwine and overlap and we begin to see the patterns and parallels between them.

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Work in Progress

Over the next few weeks I will be working on rewriting a few reviews that I did in another location to post up here for your viewing/reading pleasure.

It will look like I am reading/reviewing very rapidly, and although I am a fast reader I am not that fast. 🙂

I look forward to reading your comments soon!

Your favorite book mistress,

Zen

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