Persepolis is a memoir from the author written in graphic novel form. It tells the story of a young Iranian girl’s life during the reign of the Shah and the Islamic revolution that followed in 1979.
This weekend, I am hosting a baby shower for one of my best friends who is having her first baby girl. While planning, she asked that her guests bring her a book that she may read to her daughter, rather than a card. This tradition has become very popular here in the United States; what a wonderful way to introduce stories to your baby.
I am going to be honest (as always) and say that I chose this as my first read of 2018 because I had such high hopes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t completely in love with these stories. I say stories because this is a collection of short stories about women that has a feminist/dystopian undertone.
During the past several years, my husband and I have visited many countries in search of adventure. I wanted to share with you some of our travels, and since we all love books and literature, I wanted to inspire you to visit these places in search of something you love. I hope you enjoy these bookish places. 🙂
Imagine a world where going to Middle Earth and spending the day with Hobbits was normal. What if, while at school if you are learning about the Great Wall of China, you could actually visit that place all while you are safe in the comfort of your own home. Imagine if you could have two lives, one that’s in the real world, and one that’s in a virtual alternate world where the possibilities are endless. Imagine living in a game.
The New Year is practically here and what better way to make 2018 a great reading year than to take a minute to come up with resolutions! Below are 10 reading resolutions that will make 2018 your best reading year yet!
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
This book is unlike anything I have ever read before. It is haunting, poetic and philosophical. It is a historical fiction about the death of President Lincoln’s son, Willie and his afterlife experiences in the bardo or cemetery. It deals with the question of life and death and coping with loss. What I found most entertaining was the structure of the novel. Some parts of it takes sentences from different historical letters, biographies, and textbooks and arranges them to tell a narrative. I also enjoyed reading from the perspective of all of the different spirits that reside in the cemetery and their individual stories.
Christmas is right around the corner, and one of my favourite stories to read, or watch, is The Nutcracker. The story originated in Germany in 1816 by E.T.A Hoffmann and was later transformed into a ballet in 1892 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovshy, Marius Petipa, and Lev Ivanov. It tells the story of Clara a young girl who on Christmas Eve receives a Toy soldier Nutcracker from her uncle Drosselys. Later that night, her nutcracker defeats the evil mouse king and his mice army and she is rushed away to a magical land there many dolls perform for her including The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amanda, and I am totally, utterly and completely obsessed with reading and books. There is something magical about reading other peoples’ words, and entering the worlds they have built with their imagination. There are lessons to be learned. Experiences to be had. Adventures to embark on. And while one must not judge a book by its cover, the best way you may get to know me is through bookish tags. Enjoy!
Today I received my bookish subscription from OwlCrate! I always look forward to being surprised with a wonderful Young Adult newly released novel along with other wonderful bookish goodies. This month’s theme is Castles, Courts and Kingdoms.