In case you're wondering what I did after work today, I bought 32 crayons (preferred by teachers), and I'm going to use these teacher-preferred crayons to color the frick out of this #PercyJackson coloring book. Because I'm a grown-up and I can do that sort of thing.
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This book was one of my most highly anticipated releases of the year and so of course I had to celebrate the fact that I finally have it in my hands by dressing up! For those of you who haven't heard of this book before, it follows Princess Amrita as her kingdom is attacked and she is forced to flee & go on a hunt for a magical library that could save everything she holds dear
Today I officially became a Californian! I got applied for my drivers license here. It took forever but that's okay. It's done. Now for some delicious Greek food and hopefully some reading this evening. I'm not currently reading Catalina, but I'm hoping to start it sometime next week. In the meantime we can all admire its beauty. What's on your #TBR list? •
A magnetic, provocative debut novel chronicling a young woman's downward spiral following the end of an affair
Elsa Fisher is headed for rock bottom. At least, that's her plan. She has just been fired from MoMA on the heels of an affair with her married boss, and she retreats to Los Angeles to blow her severance package on whatever it takes to numb the pain. Her abandoned crew of college friends (childhood friend Charlotte and her wayward husband, Jared; and Elsa's ex-husband, Robby) receive her with open arms, and, thinking she's on vacation, a plan to celebrate their reunion on a booze-soaked sailing trip to Catalina Island.
But Elsa doesn't want to celebrate. She is lost, lonely, and full of rage, and only wants to sink as low as the drugs and alcohol will take her. On Catalina, her determined unraveling and recklessness expose painful memories and dark desires, putting everyone in the group at risk.
With the creeping menace of Patricia Highsmith and the bender-chic of Bret Easton Ellis, Liska Jacobs brings you inside the mind of an angry, reckless young woman hell-bent on destruction--every page taut with the knowledge that Elsa's path does not lead to a happy place. Catalina is a compulsive, deliciously dark exploration of beauty, love, and friendship, and the sometimes toxic desires that drive us.
Let me get this out of the way, I became very sick of taking selfies with books I'm reviewing, so this is the new set up, I hope you're not too upset only joking •
“A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all.” •
“Dead souls dream only of death. Small dreams for small men. It is life that expands to fill worlds. Life is your master, or death is” •
I just finished Days of Blood & Starlight this very morning and I was blown away. I always had hope that this book would get better for me, but I didn’t realize how emotional I was going to get. I can't even count how many times my jaw hung open in utter shock. I’m not going to put anything spoiler-y in this mini-review, I’ll save that for my blog, but I will say that I loved the underlying message about war and what war means and breeds. I loved the message about creating a life filled with love and hope. I will admit I wasn’t sucked in immediately like I was with DoSB, if anything I actually was very skeptical about this book and a little scared, even though I always held out hope for it to get better. But once I committed to looking past my disdain for Akiva I found that this book was beautiful and gruesome, and just wonderfully unique. I’ll never stop loving Laini Taylor’s writing and character development. ALSO ZUZANA AND MIK, NAME A MORE ICONIC DUO.