Michelle

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Michelle.

http://bookevangelist.typepad.com/chronicles-of-a-book-evan/

A Monster Calls
Michelle is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Infinite Jest
Michelle is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The City of Ember
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 155 of 270)
Apr 14, 2012 07:17AM

 

Michelle’s Recent Updates

Michelle and 2 other people liked Bryce's review of Consolations:
Consolations by Sally Wolfe
"In theology, “consolation” has a specific meaning other than the common one of “solace after a disappointment.” In her novel, entitled Consolations, Sally Wolfe defines the term as “an interior joy that rises up from the soul and permeates the hea..." Read more of this review »
Michelle wants to read
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michelle wants to read
All the Lives I Want by Alana Massey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michelle liked a quote
1406384
“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”
John Green
Michelle rated a book really liked it
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michelle wants to read
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michelle wants to read
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michelle wants to read
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michelle wants to read
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michelle started reading
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Michelle's books…
Kate Milford
“Most things cost something you can give up, but they aren’t worth anything – not really, not in the end. But some things . . . some have to be given free, because if you had to put a price on them, their true value would be too great for any one person to afford.”
Kate Milford, The Boneshaker

Kirsten Hubbard
“Toby liked to say he chose not to be impulsive. As if being impulsive were something you consciously decide. When I look at Starling, with her turquoise turban and wet knot of hair, and at Rowan, with his stack of cheap string anklets, I think: Impulsive isn't something you choose. It's something you are. Like gay, or freckled or bipolar. Something I pretend to be but am not. Not really. Not deep down.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

Kirsten Hubbard
“But all that's hugely unlikely -- with the exception of mosquito bites and sunburn. And yet even experienced travelers are still afraid.

"What everyone forgets -- even me -- is the people who actually live here. In places like Central America, I mean. Southeast Asia. India. Africa. Millions, even billions, of people, who live out their whole lives in these places -- the places so many people like us fear. Think about it: they ride chicken buses to work every day. Their clothes are always damp. Their whole lives, they never escape the dust and the heat. But they deal with all these discomforts. They have to.

"So why can't travelers? If we've got the means to get here, we owe it to the country we're visiting not to treat it like an amusement park, sanitized for our comfort. It's insulting to the people who live here. People just trying to have the best lives they can, with the hands they've been dealt.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

Foz Meadows
“Something that’s bothered me for a while now is the current profligacy in YA culture of Team Boy 1 vs Team Boy 2 fangirling. [...] Despite the fact that I have no objection to shipping, this particular species of team-choosing troubled me, though I had difficulty understanding why. Then I saw it applied to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy – Team Peeta vs Team Gale – and all of a sudden it hit me that anyone who thought romance and love-triangles were the main event in that series had utterly missed the point. Sure, those elements are present in the story, but they aren’t anywhere near being the bones of it, because The Hunger Games, more than anything else, is about war, survival, politics, propaganda and power. Seeing such a strong, raw narrative reduced to a single vapid argument – which boy is cuter? – made me physically angry.

So, look. People read different books for different reasons. The thing I love about a story are not necessarily the things you love, and vice versa. But riddle me this: are the readers of these series really so excited, so thrilled by the prospect of choosing! between! two! different! boys! that they have to boil entire narratives down to a binary equation based on male physical perfection and, if we’re very lucky, chivalrous behaviour? While feminism most certainly champions the right of women to chose their own partners, it also supports them to choose things besides men, or to postpone the question of partnership in favour of other pursuits – knowledge, for instance. Adventure. Careers. Wild dancing. Fun. Friendship. Travel. Glorious mayhem. And while, as a woman now happily entering her fourth year of marriage, I’d be the last person on Earth to suggest that male companionship is inimical to any of those things, what’s starting to bother me is the comparative dearth of YA stories which aren’t, in some way, shape or form, focussed on Girls Getting Boyfriends, and particularly Hot Immortal Or Magical Boyfriends Whom They Will Love For All Eternity.

Blog post: Love Team Freezer”
Foz Meadows

Mariah Fredericks
“My mom doesn't know what it's like to be less than perfect, how people zoom in on that until it's all they see. Maybe because it weirds them out...or maybe because it makes them feel better about themselves. People do pretty ugly things to make themselves feel better, this I do know.”
Mariah Fredericks, The Girl in the Park

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 87435 members — last activity 1 minute ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
43519 readers advisory for all — 4192 members — last activity Oct 14, 2018 01:20PM
life's too short to read crappy books. this is why readers' advisory exists. feel free to join if you are looking for "a book like____" or "a book tha ...more
61287 Debut Author Challenge — 491 members — last activity Nov 15, 2017 10:24AM
This is the official group for the Debut Author Challenge, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/debut-author-challenge ...more
3551 Young Adult Book Reading Challenges — 8484 members — last activity Oct 14, 2018 04:11PM
Welcome to the Young Adult Book Reading Challenges! Welcome everyone who is interested in YA books! We have amazing reading challenges going on all th ...more
See your year in books badge
Wendy D...
7,366 books | 1,759 friends

Donna
1,589 books | 1,059 friends

☕ Kimbe...
3,569 books | 1,602 friends

Tatiana
2,214 books | 3,279 friends

Karsten...
531 books | 593 friends

Chachic
2,318 books | 917 friends

Molly
1,635 books | 188 friends

Dani C....
5,443 books | 5,001 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
0 (0.0%)

correct:
0 (0.0%)

skipped:
0 (0.0%)

2659222 out of 2659222

streak:
0

best streak:
0

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by Michelle

Lists liked by Michelle