Book of the Week: June 21st 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


So, I've decided that if I really want to pursue a career in the English/Writing field, I NEED TO READ.  It needs to become a weekly chore instead of something I simply enjoy.  It's going to need a little dedication.  Thus, I've started my Book of the Week series!

I started last week with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.  I could not put it down and it seemed like it came at such a wonderful time.  Waiting for my boyfriend (I just called him my boyfriend in writing...this is a moment) to return to Pittsburgh from a two week vacation, I perused Pitt's bookstore and found Fangirl on a clearance rack.  I snatched her up and even the cashier was shocked to see her marked down so low.  Fangirl was fated to fall into my hands; I landed a phone call with a Program Director of a Writing Program I'm particularly interested in and Cather's insecurity (and later, bravery) in her writing gave me the ounce of courage I needed to just ask what I needed to ask.

This week's book is The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman.  I hate it.  I hate this book.  I think it's awful.  It isn't holding my attention.  I barely read three sentences before I find myself wandering off.  I'm trying to keep my ranting about this novel to a minimum, but this was a Buzzfeed suggestion and I have to say I am sorely disappointed.  It feels sloppy, concepts and character traits are repeatedly shoved down the reader's throat.  Ugh.  I can't wait to be done with this one.

What books are you reading right now?  Any suggestions?  I have a list going, but would love to add to it!  And while you're at it, follow me on Goodreads!

3 comments

  1. I just finished The Goldfinch which is a stunning piece of writing! I didn't connect with it at first but I'm so glad I persevered, the characters have such complexity and the plot takes you to places you just wouldn't expect, definitely worth a shot. What sort of writing are you into pursuing?

    www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Goldfinch? I'll add that to my list!! I'm always looking for new suggestions :)

      I'm trying to decide right now whether I'd like to go into Non-fiction or Fiction writing...hopefully before my application goes in! haha!

      Delete
    2. Hi everyone I'm Olivia Hannah and am here to share the wonderful work Dr Raypower did for me. After 5 years in marriage with my husband with 2 kids, my husband started acting weird and going out with other ladies and showed me cold love, on several occasions he threatens to divorce me if I dare question him about his affair with other ladies, I was totally devastated and confused until a old friend of mine told me about a spell caster on the internet called Dr. Raypower who help people with relationship and marriage problem by the powers of love spells, at first I doubted if such thing ever exists but decided to give it a try, when I contact him, he helped me cast a love spell and within 48hours my husband came back to me and started apologizing, now he has stopped going out with other ladies and his with me for good and for real. Contact this great love spell caster for your relationship or marriage problem to be solved today via email: Urgentspellcast@gmail.com or Urgentspellcast@yahoo.com WhatsApp: +14243308109. 

      Read more about him on his website: https://drraypower.blogspot.com/  



















      Hi everyone I'm Olivia Hannah and am here to share the wonderful work Dr Raypower did for me. After 5 years in marriage with my husband with 2 kids, my husband started acting weird and going out with other ladies and showed me cold love, on several occasions he threatens to divorce me if I dare question him about his affair with other ladies, I was totally devastated and confused until a old friend of mine told me about a spell caster on the internet called Dr. Raypower who help people with relationship and marriage problem by the powers of love spells, at first I doubted if such thing ever exists but decided to give it a try, when I contact him, he helped me cast a love spell and within 48hours my husband came back to me and started apologizing, now he has stopped going out with other ladies and his with me for good and for real. Contact this great love spell caster for your relationship or marriage problem to be solved today via email: Urgentspellcast@gmail.com or Urgentspellcast@yahoo.com WhatsApp: +14243308109. 

      Read more about him on his website: https://drraypower.blogspot.com/  

      Delete

Latest Instagrams

© Decorate The Soul. Design by FCD.