Marina Keegan intrigued me.
From the start, I noticed her in a bright yellow coat looking at me every time my friends and I found ourselves in Barnes & Noble (which is often). Finally, I opened the cover. When I found out she died just after her college graduation, I set the book back on the shelf and walked away.
At some point, Marina ended up on my Goodreads “to-read” list but I didn’t think much of it until this semester. The semester of three classes, free time, and low motivation meant reading more. I gravitated towards nonfiction and short essays, easy to pick up after longer periods of time. Marina caught my eye once again. This time I obliged.
Welcome back to posts with Leeann! You might have forgotten about me, but I’m the junior who foolishly thought majoring in two reading-heavy departments wouldn’t kill me. Needless to say, I was wrong.
Anyway, this triumphant return is not a permanent return :(. Promising I’m back to my regular posting would just be a lie. I have large assignments due at least once a week until the end of this semester, and I know they’re going to be taking a bunch of my time. But I will do my best.
BUT! Do not be grieved! In light of my busy schedule, I’m going to ask some of my friends to write some posts for you all. Coming next week: a post from future-librarian and book-reading fiend Amanda.
Now, let’s get into Ishmael, or the book that will change your
Before I get into the review, thank you SO MUCH for 50 followers! It’s been a lot of fun writing this blog this summer, and I’m glad there’s 50 of you out there who enjoy it :) What’s a blog without great readers?
In celebration, here’s a bonus book review about one of the more talked about novels of the summer. I hope you like it!
ISBN: 9780385741262; 240 pages; Pub. 2014
This review has been difficult to write. I finished We Were Liars in the beginning of August, but I just haven’t been able to review it yet. It’s a complicated book. Plus it straight out warns me to lie when people ask what it’s about.
I don’t buy into that sales tactic. So I will review this book as I would any other, without spoiling anything but still explaining what I do and don’t like. Continue reading