Book Review: THE POWER OF MYTH

Author: Joseph Campbell (being interviewed by Bill Moyers) Number of Pages:320 Publisher: Anchor Doubleday Release Date: 1988 "Campbell's most impressive gift was his ability to take a contemporary situation, such as the murder & funeral of President John F. Kennedy, & help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power … Continue reading Book Review: THE POWER OF MYTH

QUOTE: Marina Keegan

"We're so young. We're so young. We're twenty-two years old. We have so much time. There's this sentiment I sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lie alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out - that it is somehow too late. That others are … Continue reading QUOTE: Marina Keegan

Book Review: THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS

Author: Marina Keegan Number of Pages: 240 Publisher: Scribner Release Date: April 1, 2014 "Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at … Continue reading Book Review: THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS

QUOTE: Eat, Pray, Love

“I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, 'There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who's in charge?”   ~ Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert When I read this quote in Eat, Pray, … Continue reading QUOTE: Eat, Pray, Love

Book Review: EAT, PRAY, LOVE

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Number of Pages: 331 Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 2000 "In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want--husband, country home, successful career--but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of … Continue reading Book Review: EAT, PRAY, LOVE

Book Review: PATHFINDER

Author: Orson Scott Card Number of Pages: 662 Publisher: Simon Pulse Release Date: September 1, 2010 "Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him--secrets … Continue reading Book Review: PATHFINDER

QUOTE: Melina Marchetta

"It's funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that's why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It's not the pain they're getting over, it's the love."  ~ Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta This book comes from possibly my favorite book of all time, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. One of the things … Continue reading QUOTE: Melina Marchetta

Book Review: PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ

Author: A.S. King Number of Pages: 336 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Release Date: January 1, 2010 "Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. … Continue reading Book Review: PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ

why I reread JELLICOE ROAD.

Recently I reread Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I first read this book years ago in middle school, and I honestly can't keep track of how many times I've read it since then. When my mom saw me reading it again a few weeks ago, she said, "Why are you reading that book again? Don't you … Continue reading why I reread JELLICOE ROAD.

QUOTE: George Orwell

"But you could not have pure love or pure lust nowadays. No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act."  ~ page 126 of 1984 by George Orwell This was … Continue reading QUOTE: George Orwell