George R.R. Martin is ruthless - every death in the Game of Thrones series is tabbed
Let it snow is a young adult fiction. Here`s what the back says;
Worst blizzard for fifty years. Three wintry love stories. One magical night.
It`s Christmas Eve and Gracetown had been buried by snow. But the weather is more than just an inconvenience. When one girl unexpectedly steps off a stranded train, she sets off a series of life-changing events.
Soon fourteen pumped up cheerleaders will descend on the local Waffle House, the Duke`s DVD night will be rudely interrupted for a Twister mission, and a lovesick barista will determine the fate of a single teacup pig.
As three stories collide, strangers cross paths and romance blossoms with heart-warming consequences.
Pros: The first story (The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson) was a great one. It was heartwarming, funny, sarcastic and very romantic. The second one (A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green) was also very good. He has a very good way of writing that I absolutely adore. He is my favorite author, after all. In the third one (The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle) has to have been my least favorite of the three. It still had good love elements and the last page of the book made me melt. She did a nice job at pulling all the strings together, too!
Cons: I have nothing to complain about when it comes to the first sort. In John Green`s story, I have to say that the word “asshat” might have been a tad overused. I also think that the cheerleaders played too big of a part in this story. No on would actually go through all that to see cheerleaders. In the third one, I didn´t care for the main character Addie that much. I felt like she was kind of annoying and that she overreacted on like crazy and made everything about her. I do understand that this was a bit of the story and how she was supposed to have character-development and whatever.
Overall it`s a great book and this might become one of those books that I read again every year around christmas-time :)
Favorite quote: “I responded to this development with the kind of sophisticated language for which I am famous. “Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid crap.”
These are the books that have stuck with me…I’ve divided them into two stacks of ten…
The stack at the right are the ten pre-1999, all of them I read before I graduated from high school, and re-read several times since, and before I started writing my first novel…from top to bottom they are:
Mikhail Bulgakov, the Master and Margarita
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
E. M. Forster, The Celestial Omnibus
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Joyce Carol Oates, Wonderland
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
The stack at the left are the ten that I’ve read since 1999, after I started writing my first novel and the ones that followed that one…they are from top to bottom
Virginia Woolf, Night and Day
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa and Shadows in the Grass
Cristina Garcia, Dreaming in Cuban
Paula Fox, Desperate Characters
Virginia Woolf, The Waves
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
Gustaf Sobin, The Fly-Truffler
Joyce Carol Oates, Bellefleur
Wedged in the middle of these two stacks I have my two published books (so far)…the two book ends are Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages by John Cowper Powys and The Voice of England by Charles Grosvenor Osgood.
These are all very powerful books…I am the writer I am because they inspired me…
Sorry for the book spam this evening, but I have discovered the joys of lining up my books to the front edge of my very deep shelves instead of pushing them to the back… It looks soooo much prettier now!!! These top 2 shelves are the loveliest though, especially the hardcover only one. Droooool. #bookporn #bookish #lit #books #bookshelves #YA #YAlit #booktube #booktuber #bookhoarder