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Review: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

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The Following Review Is Highly Disorganized As Instant Coffee Was In Short Supply And I Was Suffering From Caffeine Withdrawal At 1 A.M When This Was Written. Read At Your Own Risk. (Oh, read. Please, please read. Free sidenotes for you, I swear )
GOODREADS SUMMARY:

Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this?
Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped - and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie's whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archange…

Hunger Games Movie: My Reaction

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Okay. So I totally went and commented on half a dozen blogs how unfair it is that this film isn't coming out in my city on 23rd, and boy, wasn't I surprised when it did release. Nearly screamed when I saw the posters had come up one day before the release. (So much for pre-release publicity.)
Anyway, I heart the Hunger Games books. I really do. They're totally awesome, and not since Neil Shusterman's "Unwind " has anything affected me the way Mockingjay did. (Forgive chronological errors, if any.)
So was The Hunger Games movie as good as the book? You bet.
I went expecting what we usually get out of the Harry Potter movies- a good show, lots of missing pieces, slightly deviant storylines. In a rare minute of panic, I even wondered if it would turn out like the Twilight movies    . (No offense, but I don't dig the movies at all. No, you are not allowed to set evil hellhounds on me for saying that. Sidenote for the HG fans: The Muttations are awesome in a cree…

Quick Tales 2: The Rocking Horse

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Quick Tales is basically flash fiction, tiny short stories. Mostly inspired by pictures. Mostly less than thousand, sometimes even less than five hundred words. The Rocking Horse was written in less than half an hour on the back of a notebook in a boring class. I like to think of it in tones of black, white and red.
Any theories on what the girl could be? Leave me a comment to let me know:)



The Rocking Horse
The rocking horse is a gift. It comes to the Care Well Orphanage for Girls packed in a large cardboard box. It bears the name of the little blind girl, arriving exactly at midnight on her birthday, and a note saying “a companion for your adventures,” in bright purple ink. There is no return address. Similar gifts have made their way to the little blind girl on occasions. Last Christmas, she received a bunch of flowers no one really recognized. They were the purest black, just the shade of her sightless dark eyes. Last birthday, a nondescript grey box arrived, containing a single hand m…

Bookish Gifts for a Cause!

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I honestly didn't know about Brad Wirz or Gone Reading until he contacted me by e-mail, seeking a mention of their products on the blog, and then I realized what I'd been missing out on!
Gone Reading International LLC is a philanthropic initiative that combines donating 100 % of their after tax profits to charities such as funding for libraries, donating to projects such as Read Global and Ethiopia Reads and seeks to "spread the magic of reading". They have an amazing array of book-related products to satisfy your book-loving soul, so that you're treating yourself on amazing stuff while at the same time doing something for a greater cause.
Gone Reading doesn't sell the books, they sell the idea of reading. They have a great range of products ranging from book lights to bookmarks to bookplates to T-shirts and journals- everything especially catering to your bookish needs. To show you what I'm talking about, here's a few of their products you can buy from t…