logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: i-am-a-hero
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-12-07 11:51
Intertextuality: "The Byronic Hero: Types and Prototypes" by Peter Thorslev
The Byronic Hero: Types and Prototypes - Peter Thorslev

(Original review, 1981-03-20)



I have to admit that sometimes I use words rather loosely. For me it is ok to call something surreal even if it does not really refer back to the principles and ideas of surrealism. Likewise 'close reading' which I probably do not really do. But the more you pay attention to a text, in my view, and if it merits, in your own view, that attention, the more intensely you are to appreciate it, and still enjoy it too.
 
 
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.
 
 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-12-02 10:00
The One You Fight For by Roni Loren
The One You Fight For - Roni Loren

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

Dr. Taryn Landry had lost her little sister in the Long Acre massacre and watched her family fall apart, so she has one goal in life—prevent school shootings. She's been working her ass off developing a program to implement in schools and she's this close to present it to the school board of her old, now renamed school. She has no time for distractions, no matter how hot the guy might look. Besides, he's blown her off.

Shaw Miller had no other option. He's been living a lie for years, changing his name, his look, creating a new life in order to escape the brand society and media put on him—brother of a murderer. His little brother opened fire on the senior prom in Long Acre fourteen years ago and Shaw's been feeling responsible ever since...Others have held him responsible, just waiting for him to erupt as his brother had. He has no business looking for romance, feeling happy...

These two lost and lonely souls were bound to end up together, but once the whole truth comes to light, will they be able to live their lives together or will preconceptions drive them apart?


This one was rather exhausting. The entire series deals with a tough (and very contemporary) topic, and the stories aren't light and fluffy reading material, but this book made me really tired. I just couldn't read it in one gulp (as I did the others). There was something blocking me, I guess.

And I guess I know what it is.

I didn't really engage with the two protagonists. I didn't really like them, actually. I disliked the pity party they both had going; Shaw with his everybody-hates-me-so-I-don't-really-deserve-a-normal-life and Taryn with her allowing her parents to emotionally blackmail in not having a life at all.
I guess, in the end, these two really deserved each other, having so much in common, but I didn't really appreciate their story and romance.

It was the friendship angle that saved this story for me. Both Shaw and Taryn had friends, steadfast, stubborn friends who tried to make them see reason and didn't take no for an answer, never bailing, but sticking fast and true. Rivers was a nice addition to the storyline, he clicked right in (especially with Kincaid).

I guess the next book will be the final one in the series. Kincaid is the only one left and I'm looking forward to seeing who she'll end up paired with.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-11-21 22:30
24 Festive Tasks, Door 8 - Day of Penance
Luck of the Draw - Kate Clayborn
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World - Michael Lewis
All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis - Joe Nocera,Bethany McLean
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story - Kurt Eichenwald
Polio: An American Story - David Oshinsky
Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It - Gina Kolata
Homefront Hero - Allie Pleiter
Mission of Hope (Love Inspired Historical) - Allie Pleiter

Penance Day

 

Book: I chose Luck of the Draw (Chance of a Lifetime #2) by Kate Clayborn. 

 

Task #1

My guilty pleasure reading is what I call the diseases and disasters genre. Doesn't matter if the disaster happened long ago or more recently, I just love to read a deep dive into those situations. Ditto for diseases. I also really like it when my fiction has diseases and disasters as part of the story and the characters have to overcome some serious stuff on their way to love and HEA. 

 

Non-fiction: Most of Michael Lewis' books, All the Devils Are Here, Polio: An American Story, Flu

 

Fiction: Homefront Hero and Mission of Hope by Allie Pleiter (former has Spanish flu plotline, the latter takes place right after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake)

 

Task #2

I know I am going to get some shit thrown my way, but my favorite team EVER is 

Image result for new york yankees logo

My daughter's T-Ball team was the NYY and I was so happy to see her enjoy playing baseball while dressed out in my favorite team's jersey this summer. My heart hurt a little when they didn't beat the dirty socks in the playoffs, but there is always next year.

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-11-19 03:08
The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett
The Last Hero - Terry Pratchett,Paul Kidby

Series: Discworld #27

 

The prose felt a lot rougher than is usual for a Discworld book, and although I found it interesting, I wasn't sure how I'd rate it. It just felt so superficial. The way everything was wrapped up in the end was cute, though, so I'm giving it three stars.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-11-17 07:57
Heart Throb (Hearts of Metal #7) by Brooklyn Ann
Heart Throb - Brooklyn Ann

Heart Throb (Hearts of Metal #7) - Brooklyn Ann 

 

This series will hook you from the beginning! This is the seventh and unfortunately the final book in the series but it can definitely be read as a standalone.

 

Lexi is well aware of her looks and doesn’t need to be reminded of them every five seconds. At this point in her life she’s more concerned about making a butt-kicking documentary about the metal band Vicious and fulfilling her dream of making a feature horror film. She just needs to stop worrying about (and staring at) the grouch in the band in order to meet her deadline.
Brand, the bassist of the band, is that grouch. He’s had a tough childhood and doesn’t let anyone get close. Letting people into his life means giving them a chance to hurt him and he’s tired of that. Not even the model-look-alike disrupting his life is going to change that.

 

Lexi and Brand were a super cute couple. They both tried to deny their attraction from the beginning and so drama and plenty of laughs ensued when they pretended there was no chemistry between them. Brand might have acted all gruff and indifferent at times but he had some deeps scars that made him act that way. Luckily Lexi saw past that dark exterior and focused more on the man that worried about and cared for her. He made some huge mistakes along the way but he learned his lessons and proved he was capable of love.

 

I don’t want this series to end because I need more from all of the bands! I loved the way each character was not only depicted as skilled at what they did but also as imperfect, vulnerable, normal human beings. I also appreciate how they went through some ordinary, real life situations because that made them even more real. Like when Lexi was having some bad cramping and everyone kept commenting on her looks instead of how she was feeling… yeah, that right there made me want to hug the author! Situations like that happened in all of the books and man, I loved those little bits in each of the books. You can also tell the author loves the metal rock world by the way she describes it and lets us readers be a part of it. I didn’t think I was a fan but after going behind the scenes of the music I know I will give it a try. This was a fabulous read, with well-developed characters and a fascinating setting. I definitely recommend it.

 

*I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher**

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?