I am not lost…

January 29, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE NIGHT CHILD by Anna Quinn

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

I’m never write sure what to make of the books I pick up from netgalley. I’ve read some really amazing things, and I’ve found some authors I will actively avoid in the future. I don’t mind the disparity of it; it’s part of the charm of the site. I’d rather have a mixed bag than always know what to expect.

I know, this is a pretty ominous opening to a review, huh? It sounds worse than it is, I promise.

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August 29, 2016

Until the Very End, Always

I don’t have any of the original posts or quotes that went with this, but this has been bouncing around my brain and my Facebook for a while now, and I CANNOT LET IT GO UNDEFENDED. I CAN’T.

So one of my friends on Facebook said (or shared someone who said, I can’t remember) that instead of focusing on “creepy Professor Sneep” and his “borderline obsession with another man’s wife” we should be remembering James Potter’s devotion to his son and family–replacing “Always” with “Until the very end,” which to my memory is what James says to Harry just before the final showdown with Voldy.

OKAY LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE YOU ALL KNOW WHY I’M IN ALL CAPS NOW.

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March 20, 2014

Friends Never Say Goodbye

Here comes a significantly more personal post than standard, but I think it’s a good topic to touch on, since writers can deal with this in books just as much as they can in person–and most people won’t quite get this right unless they’ve lived it, I think. This is an interesting post for me to write, and one that’s been bobbling around my brain for a while now. The title comes from a song off the Road to El Dorado soundtrack (a wonderful animated Dreamworks film, if you haven’t seen it) and was often the focus of a former friend of mine and me, in regards to our friendship. We were huge fans of the movie, and it was our touchstone for a friendship.

…But note how our friendship stands now.

I’ve come across two quotes within the past few months that get me absolutely riled up about the concept of friendship and how people view it nowadays, and how those views can–potentially–do serious damage to people.

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