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Literary Beauty

"I’m always amazed at friends who say they try to read at night in bed but always end up falling asleep. I have the opposite problem. If a book is good I can’t go to sleep, and stay up way past my bedtime, hooked on the writing. Is anything better than waking up after a late-night read and diving right back into the plot before you even get out of bed to brush your teeth?" -John Walters 

LOVE reading. Although, I didn't actually start readingreading until July of 2012 when I got my Nook, the love of my life.

Abbreviations I use in my reviews:

WTS (Wrist Twitch Syndrome) - The compulsory jerking of the wrist in an effort to pitch the nook away from the body to reduce mental anguish and self inflicted bodily harm. 

ERS (Eye Roll Syndrome)The act of rolling one’s eyes multiple times in a matter of mere minutes.

The severity of this syndrome tend to vary from benign eye rolls every now and then, depending on the situation and protagonist, to intense eye rolls, of which, cause the body to seize up for minutes at a time.

**Both symptoms tend to manifest as a result of naive, stupid, clueless, lovesick, rose-glasses wearing puddle-depth fucktard protagonists or an ag-on-izing storyline.

Currently reading

Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
Scott Brick, Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Koontz
Linger  - Maggie Stiefvater I really enjoyed Linger. There is something to be said about an author who can write a story line as slow as molasses going up hill on a cold day and yet still manage to keep the reader absolutely captivated. These books are well written, very fluid and Stiefvater did a great job of incorporating all four perspectives. I enjoyed the additional perspective's that were added because I am nosy and I could now know what EVERYONE is thinking!

Cole and Isabel are awesome additions to the story because of what is transpiring between them and the ability to bear witness to their development and growth as individuals. Which leads me to my next thought; the main reason I love these characters is because I can identify with them, they are real people with real thoughts. Even her parents were real, although I didn't care that they were absentee for so long and then tried to make this phenomenal responsible parental comeback, their concerns were valid. I also love Sam and Grace's love because it isn't sappy and gag-worthy, it's balanced and natural. Is it predictable? Eh Maybe, but it isn't something out of the norm. It makes sense.

Even though I knew what was going to happen because Stiefvater basically spelled it out, (which I still don't understand why she would do that) I was still only somewhat prepared for it. I wasn't prepared to sit inside of Sam and feel how broken he was/is and then I just couldn't contain myself; I screamed at the heavens "WWHHHHHHYYYYYY?!!!!" with closed fists drawn up to my chest and until I was unable to stand, dropping to my knees. I was stricken with pain and grief. For 2 minutes nothing in the world mattered. I was alone with my Nook in hand, now laying on my side, hugging my knees to my chest and all I could think of was Sam.

*sigh* my heart is broken for Sam and Grace...after everything they went through to be together and now this...