This was a happy-making book - it was so adorable. It felt like a feel-good Meg Ryan rom-com. I kept on catching myself smiling while I was reading - and I also found myself researching Bollywood films to put on my list of films to watch.
Joyce's family is driving her crazy - especially considering she has to share a room with her sister who thinks she sees UFOs and loves her guinea pig more than she loves Joyce. Or anything, for that matter. But it's ok because Joyce has come up with the perfect solution: she's moving to the roof.
Every Tuesday the lovely people over at The Broke and the Bookish post a different bookish theme. This week, they want us to reveal our favourite hidden gems. I thought I'd share some middle grade stories that don't get enough hype! I feel like middle grade books in general don't get enough hype - probably …
I don't tend to read "sequels" to classic novels because they don't feel like true sequels. You can tell that they weren't written in the same time as the original, they aren't written in the same voice as the original - it feels too much like fanfiction masquerading as something legitimate. In this story, Anthony O'Neill has managed to overcome that barrier.
Too much of the time I feel like I have to choose between substance and feeling good when I read adult fiction. This, however, had both. It was laugh-out-loud funny (and cover-your-eyes-while-cringing awkward). It was filled to the brim with dynamic characters who you love, dynamic characters who you hate, and dynamic characters who you love to hate.
I was enthralled by this book. M. L. Rio has created a vividly enchanting world at Dellecher, and has cast her story with fascinatingly deep and rich characters. The theatre students at Dellecher perform Shakespeare, and only Shakespeare, and because of this their speech is peppered with quotes from the bard. He exists like another character in the story.
This book makes you think, and it makes you feel. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this book.
Here's the thing about Ravenclaws: it's not just that they're intelligent - this house is not solely focused on being smart. It's about learning as a lifestyle. It's about living curiously. It's about finding comfort in things that you don't quite understand. So here's a few books that I believe I enjoyed because of my inherent Ravenclaw-ness.
Natasha's getting deported tonight. Daniel's pretty sure that fate has brought them together. Natasha doesn't believe in anything as flimsy as fate. Daniel's not in love, but he's definitely getting there.
I have a bit of a confession to make. I'm in a bit of a downturn. I know it's just a phase, but my reading has significantly slowed down. And I kind of hate it. I wouldn't say that I'm in the middle of a reading "slump". I'm still reading regularly. I'm still on track …