Anna in Nerdvana

My honest opinions with nothing to back them up with but my primal sincerity. 

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell This book is rife with giggle-worthy moments. Ms. Rowell, *congratulatory thumbs up* you did it again.
Four: The Transfer: A Divergent Story - Veronica Roth Meh.
100 Love Sonnets - Pablo Neruda *wipes drool off her chin* I need this book like crack. How I wish I was joking.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz By far the best lgbt book I've had the opportunity of reading in my short twenty (ish) year old life. It made me joyful and sad and emotional at the same time. Deserves each one of the five stars I've given it.
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair - Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin, Cristina Garcia, Pablo Picasso Neruda's poetry is the very definition of Lingual Pheromone. Also, Every Day You Play. Oh, be still, my heart! :') *a tear drop rolls down her cheek*
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway Hrrrmmm. Seems enticing. Might give it a try soon.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel - Carol Rifka Brunt Reading this book was like beating your heart bloody with a mallet and then trying to rearrange the mangled pieces. I'd write a proper review tomorrow when I hope, I wouldn't be a snivelling mess.
A Dog Named Boo: How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other--and the Lives They Transformed Along the Way - Lisa J. Edwards, Lisa Collier Cool I am saving this book for later when I have my little furry baby in my arms. There's something about books on dogs that makes me a sniveling mamma bitch (pun intended).
Harry Potter: The Prequel (Harry Potter, #0.5) - J.K. Rowling Anything Potter related is bound to be total amazeballs. Once a witch, always a witch. =D
Tiger's Curse (Book 1) - Colleen Houck I must say that I am badly offended by this pile of steaming garbage disguised as a book. It's a shamefully distorted portrayal of my culture. Oh and adding 1 tsp chinese to the mix is an unmitigated disaster. Indian mythology is wholesome in it's own sense so I fail to understand why the heck Ms. Houck went on to further throw in the Chinese mythology. Psshh! At least get your facts right, miss.It's so so painfully racist that I was fuming. I might as well write a strongly worded letter to the publisher.
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book. - Khushwant Singh Although I adored Mr Singh's The Portrait Of A Lady (I cried), his joke book was a tasteless piece of garbage. And I will admit that I read it because I am a perverted snot.
I am Going to Clone Myself Then Kill the Clone and Eat It - Sam Pink Oh Book, how I ache for thee.
Requiem For a Dream - Hubert Selby Jr. UPDATE "On acid stars you're getting there"-HoleBAD MOVE.Requiem For A Dream follows the downward trajectory of lives of four people in 1980's living in Bronx. It talks about addiction. About how it plunges a knife in the stomach and ruthlessly murders the American Dream.“I suspect there will never be a requiem for a dream, simply because it will destroy us before we have the opportunity to mourn it's passing.” Requiem for a Dream is the story of four addicts. There's Sara, the empty nester, TV addict, obese (feeling obsolete??) living alone in the shadow of the happy life she once shared with her son Harry and late husband Seymour. She wants to appear on TV wearing a red dress her husband really loved (Her fantasy being fueled by a phone call from the casting company). And she takes the help of dieting pills to achieve her goal.Then there's Harry, his girlfriend Marion and best friend Tyrone bumming in streets, each looking for an escape of their own. Harry and Marion want to start a business while Tyrone wants to break free from the shackles of a ghettoed life. And to make money quick, they peddle.Requiem for a Dream is a painful novel. Fraught with unsettling graphic portrayal, it's definitely not for the lily livered variety. Yes, the book was difficult and at times I had trouble following the conversation, but my attempts(s) were rewarding.----------------------------------------------------------------------- They say third time's the charm. Teh. Took me half a dozen of chances to complete this book. Slangs and absence of quotation marks and punctuation aside (yes Mr Selby, I do get the 'symbolism'), this book was really really good (not to mention disturbing if I am being honest with myself).And I might as well confess that the movie was a tad bit better. (Because of Jared Leto and his erhhmmm...I'll just leave with that.)Not to forget about Clint Mansell's Lux Aeterna. Oh and thanks for ruining my Sunday. No shit. Would write a full review later when (hopefully) I am not felling too wrist-slitty.
Festival Of Eid - Munshi Premchand Possibly one of the most heart-wrenching story I have ever read. This is one tale I'll forever carry with me.
I Wrote This For You - Iain Thomas, pleasefindthis, Jon Ellis And so goes the oldest refrain of my heart- "I want, I want, I want" Apparently, I am a very greedy person. So be it. i'd probably sell my soul to read this book.
Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo That was one stinking anticlimax. Not unlike some cheap trick pulled out from ally adornetto's halo. Oh and sturmhond oozes awesomeness. Plus mal is an ass.

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