Thoughts: -Iron Islands are so boring. OMG. There were two chapters back-to-back one time and I thought I was gonna die.
-Love how Jaime chapters usuallThoughts: -Iron Islands are so boring. OMG. There were two chapters back-to-back one time and I thought I was gonna die.
-Love how Jaime chapters usually follow Cersei. These books are all history and it's interesting to see them reference each other and the way things have always been when relations between them have suddenly, drastically changed.
-R.R. has a way us using repetition in his writing, over and over and over, in a way that's soothing and familiar instead of obnoxious. I think the man figured out how to brainwash through text and that's why no one can stop reading...
-At this point the books have been taking place over years, but they'll still refer to stuff that happened in the first book like they remember it like it was yesterday. Small things. Granted, these people don't have TV to watch and prolly actually have space in their brains to remember all this stuff.
-I need a Song of Ice and Fire prophecy guide. Like what's all the nonsense that's been foretold, what are all the parts we're still waiting on... How is this all gonna tie together with every single plot resolved? Like this universe is so big but small at the same time. There's a lot to it, but when you think of all the pages you've read, how much/how many big events have really happened?
-I find myself a lot of the time wondering what I'm supposed to be taking away for all this. For instance, at one point a character does something and instead of letting us figure out our feelings about it, the summer islanders offer an opinion on it, which I think we're meant to agree with. Who are the heroes, who are the villains, why can't the knights have wives? Why do all these people take these vows that they just break???
-Good developments here all around. Important new information about old happenings, new plots and cliffhangers, let's go Book 5!!!...more
-I usually read teen books, and I've found books shelved in other areas often have this "serious" vibe, not in a stri2.5 Read as digital Arc.
-I usually read teen books, and I've found books shelved in other areas often have this "serious" vibe, not in a strict teacher way, but in a life-is-terrible-then-you-die existential crisis way, which I can find a little hard to take. Losing It has some of that going on, but Julia was more lost than irredeemable--life path wise. Other reviewers were saying that Julia isn't necessarily likeable, but you can still totally get Julia--she's classically human. Her life was all about one thing, and she lost it; Rathbone nails that eerie "something's missing/off" vibe.
-I was looking for more discussion. I was a 24-year-old virgin on purpose--waiting for the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I felt like I wanted more in-depth thoughts from Julia on the subject. Isn't it okay to be a 26-year-old virgin? Are we "prude" shaming? I guess "Go after what you want" was the lesson I got, but, in society, it seems like when it comes to sex, there's no "just right” ever.
-Book will make you cringe, but it’s good for you. I think the read is worth it simply for a certain conversation between Julia and her aunt honestly…
Like Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, but...raunchier? I vroomed through this thing, let me tell you. Brilliant. Wish I'd had the foresight toLike Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, but...raunchier? I vroomed through this thing, let me tell you. Brilliant. Wish I'd had the foresight to keep an actual diary and the balls to publish it. :D Also, you can't really say anything about what did or didn't happen--this was real life. I love following other people's gossip though. So fun....more
I picked up Copygirl for a look inside the world I might have had a part in had I realized I should have been a marketing major earlier than my last sI picked up Copygirl for a look inside the world I might have had a part in had I realized I should have been a marketing major earlier than my last semester of college. I was very interested in the marketing aspects of the book--writing for various brands, ze stress, etc. But there were other parts of the book where it felt very familiar, like you already knew what was going to happen, you just had to wait for everything to fall into place in kind of a look-Kay-you're-not-a-high-schooler-you-should-really-know-better-and-get-your-shit-together kind of way.
Lots of good messages, like spread kindness, work hard for what you want, but also potentially a little misleading about how easy becoming an Internet sensation can be......more
I am DYING to get my hands on Volume 2! At first I was a little concerned about pacing, but that was just because I wanted to be aRead as digital ARC.
I am DYING to get my hands on Volume 2! At first I was a little concerned about pacing, but that was just because I wanted to be able to spend more time with the awesome characters. Now that I've been through a volume and get how it works, I can't wait to use my Nancy Drew detective skills and try to solve the next case. It's such a brilliant concept and I love the Ultimates and the uniqueness of each character--I just wish we'd started with more than 15 because I want more! ...more