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review 2016-09-25 01:35
Willing Victim
Willing Victim - Cara McKenna

First read April 2013.
Read again September, 2016. Just as great the second time.

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review 2016-02-28 15:07
Carrie - Stephen King

Generally speaking, I really enjoy King's writing. So far, I have read a collection of short stories, Cujo and The cell (which I didn't finish as it was too bloody for my taste back then)


So..Carrie.I haven't seen any of the films based on this one and I wasn't familiar with the story before stumbling on the trailer of the latest reboot. Instead of watching the film, I decided to read the book as I am always one of the annoying people that say: "the book is always better".


Carrie is a very shy girl that gets bullied by her classmates and finally she snaps. Supernatural elements are also featured in the story. One other interesting character is her mother, who is a religious nutter.


I especially liked the way it was written as if it was a research project of some kind on the events of a specific night. It added a nice atmospheric touch of reality.

I finished reading this on a very bumpy airplane flight, a factor that made me extra jumpy at specific scenes.


Have any of you watched the films? Do you recommend them? As I read this in 2013, I don't remember many details (something that usually makes me draw inevitable comparisons between film and book).

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review 2016-02-21 14:45
Do you write notes and leave them on the refrigerator?
Life on the Refrigerator Door - Alice Kuipers

I found the writing style of this one, quite interesting.. The whole thing is narrated through refrigerator notes that mother and daughter leave for each other. You get to learn how their relationship is and what problems they face.

(I don't know about you, but I never communicated with my mother like this. Plus, our refrigerator door isn't magnetic)

Upon finishing this in one sitting, I wasn't very fond of the story, as it added drama just for the shake of drama. It was just too predictable without adding its own flavor.

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text 2016-02-16 19:15
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 264 pages.
Mind Fuck - Manna Francis

A series reread before I get to the new book. I've missed Toreth and this world so much.

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review 2015-12-02 21:39
13 reasons why (you should read this book)
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

❝ I guess that's the point of it all. No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.❞

One day you get a bunch of tapes by the girl in your class that committed suicide.
You knew that girl. You had feelings for that girl.
On these tapes, she has recorded the thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Each tape is a reason.
A name.

And you are one of them. You don't know in which tape you are. And they come with a request:


 ❝ One: You listen.
 Number two: You pass it on. Hopefully, neither one will be easy for you.
 When you’re done listening to all thirteen sides — because there are thirteen sides to every story — rewind the tapes, put them back in the box, and pass them on to whoever   follows your little tale.
 And you, lucky number thirteen, you can take the tapes straight to hell. Depending on your religion, maybe I’ll see you there.
  In case you’re tempted to break the rules, understand that I did make a copy of these  tapes. Those copies will be released in a very public manner if this package doesn’t   make it through all of you.
  This was not a spur-of-the-moment decision.
  Do not take me for granted . . . again.
  You are being watched.❞

So read this heartbreaking story of Hannah, the girl on the tapes, narrated by Clay, one of the recipients.
I found the writing of the story simply brilliant as Hannah's tale complement Clay's thoughts, while the reader pieces out the story, trying desperately to understand her motives. And in the end, trust me you will.



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