Taken prior to a book club meeting for The Handmaid’s Tale
Inspirations » Flying Books
I’m not sure where this bookstore is in the world, but I would like it in my life.
If this turns out to be true, people are going lump lolita fashion category as pedophilia. WTF?
Dear documentary filmmaker,
If you decide to do a story on pedophilia, go to South East Asia or India where girls are bought and sold. They are the one we should shine light onto. Not some girl wearing Angelic Pretty..
Taking a moment from book love, because I think this needs to be reblogged and seen by others. How dare this film company use the image of a Gothic Lolita woman as their poster image!! This type of advertising makes it look like men have no free will, and women are the sole reason sexual crimes are committed. Heaven forbid a woman be able to wear clothing for herself and not arouse negative attention.
Product Placement » Hunger Games by China Glaze
Coming soon to beauty stores near you, China Glaze nail polish is releasing a set of 12 district inspired colors to kick off the Hunger Games film. Effie Trinket, shown in this ad, has been named the new face of China Glaze! I can’t wait to see the colors, and until then, we have this beautiful ad to admire :)
Review » Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf (Wereworld #1)
Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf (Wereworld #1) by Curtis Jobling — September 20, 2011 — Hardcover, 412 pages
Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf takes place in a fantasy world full of werelords, men and women of noble breeding who have the ability to transform into a variety of animals at will, inlcuding foxes, rats, lions, and even sharks. The wolf lord has been overthrown, and all of his kin destroyed as the new king takes over all of the realms. Drew, a young farmboy who feels a little out of place in his own family, finds himself confronted by a werecreature one night, and during a scuffle his mother is slain. Drew is blamed by his father, and banished to the Dyrewoods to fend for himself. While here, he learns of his heritage as the last of the werewolves, and begins a journey to fulfill the prophecy of reclaiming the thrown of which he is the sole heir.
I really wanted to like this book. It was advertised at San Diego Comic Con 2011 where I received an ARC for review. They described the book as Game of Thrones light, and had me hooked when they mentioned the appearance of a wereshark. However, this story was far too flat and cliche to maintain my interest.
Drew is the protaganist of the novel, but he lacks any sort of personality or, how shall I say, the balls to complete any tasks set out before him. His journey is predictable, the settings have all been written before, the characters are flat and lack substance, and I just found the flow of the entire book to be slow and boring. I’m sure this might appeal to someone, maybe a younger boy who is looking for a mildly violent fantasy adventure featuring werecreatures, but as a YA novel this book is written far too young. As far as writing, the POV flips back and forth between characters, making it very frustrating when you are trying to figure out what is going on. Overall, I would say skip this one, read Game of Thrones if you are looking for a similar fantasy novel with a bit more meat to it.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
New book “Drop” by Koji Suzuki (author of The Ring and Dark Water) is about a ghost that chooses to haunt a toilet bowl.
And get this.
It’s written entirely on toilet paper.
I love this man.
Anne McCaffrey Dies at 85
31 Reads of Halloween » Rot & Ruin
Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura #1) by Jonathan Maberry - October 5, 2010 - Hardcover, 458 pages
Forced to work by the age of 15, Benny Imura takes a job as an apprentice zombie hunter in a post-apocalyptic world crawling with the undead. While Benny thinks his work will be tedious and dull, his job of snuffing out life, even life that is no longer considered human, has him questioning his morality and what it means to be human.
What are you reading for Halloween this month?
Books & Fashion » Bookbinder Heels
Look at the cute heel on these adorable pumps! Available at Anthropologie.
31 Reads of Halloween » The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #1) by Carrie Ryan - March 10, 2009 - Hardcover, 310 pages
Mary has never lived outside of her village. The village is safe, protected by the Guardians and the Sisterhood from the relentless insatiable hunger of the Unconsecrated. The world she has always known changes, however, when someone she holds dear becomes infected, and the truths about what lies beyond the village start to become clear. Once the fence is breeched by the Unconsecrated, Mary must follow the gated pathways directly through the Forest of Hands and Teeth, and make a new life for herself and the man she loves.
What are you reading for Halloween this month?