This must have been a lovely November day for me to take my book and my bucket onto the porch. This was my first attempt to dive into Tara Sim’s first novel, Timekeeper, and the time that I realized that this book would capture me and not let me go–I knew it would be by the 4th paragraph. In November I couldn’t afford to be so captured. I wanted to enjoy this novel. I am enjoying it now. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long, Tara!
That’s a Hollins bookmark too.
A tumultuous November, I leant heavily on an old favorite–The Order of the Phoenix–from which certain lines rang all too true to life.
“Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily–weak people, in other words–they stand no chance against his powers!”
“He took his revenge the only way he had: redoubling his efforts for the D.A.”
This book in particular is very dear to me.
Things are hard right now. I can’t much go into detail, but I hope you’ll forgive me and enjoy these colorful pictures of my cat beside my shelves. My Callie is very intent on Patricia C. Wrede’s The Raven Ring.
I was really excited to keep reading this series after I fell in love with The Raven Boys without even realizing or thinking that I had done. I thought I didn’t love it–until I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And this book–the second–became my favorite of the series.
I was excited too to find this apt description, this description that I didn’t know that I needed in my life till I’d read it, but which I now think about often:
“His mind was a box he tipped out at the end of his shifts.”
P.S. — Here is my review of The Dream Thieves.
I took this picture while I was working on book reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for this blog (spoiler-free and with spoilers).
Decisions are hard. And Callie’s not sure what to read. Garth Nix? No. Maybe Brandon Mull?
We all make ourselves better, and once we’ve made ourselves better, we make the spaces we’re in better, and that’s how we make the world better.
It’s amazing to me how much Auri speaks to me–and by “Auri” I mean Patrick Rothfuss writing with the voice of an insane young woman.
Read this page. Then read it again.
This page is from The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
This will never not produce a good feeling.