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text 2015-08-13 14:43
TBR Thursday #1
Ten Thousand Saints - Eleanor Henderson
The Burgess Boys - Elizabeth Strout
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
Survivor - Tabitha King
The Enemy - Charlie Higson
Jurassic Park and Congo - Michael Crichton
Hard Times, A Longman Cultural Edition - Charles Dickens
Divergent Series Ultimate Four-Book Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four - Veronica Roth
Summer House with Swimming Pool - Herman Koch

TBR Thursday was started by Moonlight Reader, and I got the idea from URL PhantomHive's posts. I hope to make this a weekly thing so I can keep up with the massive monster that is my TBR list-- and maybe these posts will scare me into getting more reading done. 

 

Anyway, the books above are what I plan to read in the very immediate future. None are rereads-- all of these will be brand new to me. Can't wait! 

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review 2014-07-11 00:00
Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3)
Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3) - Veronica Roth I'll review this when I don't feel like shit from reading this.
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review 2014-01-18 18:28
Allegiant: Let's talk about Four
Allegiant - Veronica Roth

Something funny happened to me as I was reading "Allegiant".

I didn't go in with a completely unbiased mind. I hadn't enjoyed "Divergent" or "Insurgent", and, as an added bonus, I'd also spoiled myself thoroughly about the ending (I'm the kind of person who clicks on the spoiler tag. Curiosity is my middle name.) I had a ton of preconceived notions, and I thought that this would be a fairly straightforward, for-the-sake-of-research-and-goals type of read.

It didn't turn out to be like that. Because, halfway through the book, I had this thought, and once it took root, suddenly I saw everything (the whole series, not just this book) in a completely different light. I daresay it changed my entire opinion of it. It started off with me muttering about how Tris never struck me as a particularly interesting narrator, and how she was so annoyingly perfect, and how she didn't learn anything. And then I thought:

What if this wasn't Tris' story at all? What if it's Four's?

Content note: Discussion about abuse, sexism and gun culture under the cut. 

Also, spoilers.

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text SPOILER ALERT! 2014-01-17 23:24
Second instance of gay characters in this series and this is what we get:
Allegiant - Veronica Roth

"I don't like him anymore, if that's what you're really asking. But yes, at one time I did, and it was clear that he did not return that particular sentiment, so I backed off," Amar (Four's former instructor) says. 

 

- Allegiant, p. 356

Translation: I expressed a romantic interest towards a teenage boy I used to teach. He was on the run from an abusive home situation and he obviously carried quite a lot of demons.

 

Well, goodness, Amar, it was sure nice of you to back off as you put it. Hard to imagine what would have happened had you not respected Four's boundaries. 

 

And how, pray, did you find out that he did not reciprocate?

 

(I swear, I'm not trying to read things into the text, but the book just keeps serving stuff like that, I can't even!)

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text 2014-01-15 18:29
A sequel reading list for 2014
Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Sever - Lauren DeStefano
Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas
Finale (Hush Hush) - Becca Fitzpatrick
Thumped - Megan McCafferty
Dreams of Gods & Monsters - Laini Taylor
Rapture - Lauren Kate
Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) - Marissa Meyer
Untold - Sarah Rees Brennan

Because I like goals.

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