Tag Archives: Love

4 Awesome Starter Books You Should Read

26 Apr

These four awesome books were originally listed on a static page (like the pages above), but I figured it was out of place there and should have a home with the rest of my book recommendations.

So I’ve decided to make a post of it.

I call them “starter books” for lack of a better term (if you know of one, let me know!). Three are the first books in their respective series; one of the books being not part of a series, but an introduction into the kinds of books the author writes.

The Thief By: Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief is the first book in a fantasy quartet. The thief in question is the main character, Eugenides (nicknamed Gen). It’s tough with a series like this to review a single book. There are so many plot twists that I’m not quite sure what I’m giving away. There are thieves, political intrigue, love, and more, all set in an ancient Greek/Byzantine-like setting. The stories revolve around the countries of Eddis, Attolia, and Sounis and all involve Gen. Interestingly, they’re all written in different points of view which allows for an in-depth look into Gen’s character.  I read the books slightly out of sequence, but they’re amazing in any order.

the thief

Friday’s Child By: Georgette Heyer
Georgette Heyer’s historical romances are different from every other historical romance. I admit to Continue reading

Train: Drive By

11 Mar


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Is West Side Story REALLY a Good Movie?

6 Oct

(Beware spoilers)

I just saw West Side Story for the first time ever. I had a vague idea of what it was about – something about a modern day Romeo & Juliet, involving rival gangs. But I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect.

The dancing, acting, and general feel of the film was closer to a play than a movie. I’m not sure if this was the intent, as it was originally performed on Broadway. In any case, though the dancing made me laugh at first, I grew to like it. Those boys were light on their feet.

I wish the story had been prolonged; the whole movie spans just two days. It could have been made to last a few weeks (at the very least!). I say this for two reasons: Continue reading

She Was The One

8 Sep