READ A FUCKING BOOK

Books are weapons for the mind and soul. All prose, poetry, and word warriors are welcomed here. Please feel free to submit your favorites or a work of your own.

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
Genre: Yong Adult Fiction/Postapocolyptic/Dystopian/
Sequel to Paolo’s Shipbreaker (which isn’t necessary to read before this one, but I highly recommend it anyway), The Drowned Cities is a haunting tale of war, survival, and the strength of friendship. Bacigalupi wields together this riveting third person story through two war maggots (orphans), named Mouse and Mahlia, Tool a genetically engineered beast, and Ocho, a teenage Sargent employed by one of several constantly warring political leaders of The Drowned Cities, and brings them all together for a heart-wrenching climax that you’ll never predict. 
Read this fucking book.

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

Genre: Yong Adult Fiction/Postapocolyptic/Dystopian/

Sequel to Paolo’s Shipbreaker (which isn’t necessary to read before this one, but I highly recommend it anyway), The Drowned Cities is a haunting tale of war, survival, and the strength of friendship. Bacigalupi wields together this riveting third person story through two war maggots (orphans), named Mouse and Mahlia, Tool a genetically engineered beast, and Ocho, a teenage Sargent employed by one of several constantly warring political leaders of The Drowned Cities, and brings them all together for a heart-wrenching climax that you’ll never predict. 

Read this fucking book.

July 21, 2012 @ 12:55 AM 1 note

Query Re THWARTED QUEEN

I’m a new (read unknown) author about to publish my first novel on Amazon later this month. 

THWARTED QUEEN is a self-published historical novel about Cecylee Neville, the wife of Richard, Duke of York and mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III. Set during the Wars of the Roses in 1400s England, we follow Cecily’s emotional journey from the nine-year-old girl sold into a marriage she doesn’t want, to the mother deprived of her children by a husband she doesn’t love, to the Abbess, remorseful about the murders she advised.

I employed a professional editor for this novel. The e-book is not yet ready, but I have pdf files I can send. Are you interested in reviewing this novel?

Best, Cynthia

I would like to firstly apologize that it has taken so for me to post this and see this message. This sounds so interesting, I’m going to buy the kindle version when I can and post a review of it later. =]


February 10, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

Books I’m Currently Reading:

Game of Thrones Series by R.R. Martin

Chomsky on Anarchism by Noam Chomsky 

Reheated Cabbage by Irvine Welsh

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

I’m loving them all so far. I also just finished Sin in The Second City by Karen Abott, which you MUST read. I’ll post something about that later today.

Read these fucking books.

September 15, 2011 @ 9:37 AM 9 notes

Wise Children by Angela Carter
When you read this novel you will be strapped to a rocket and propelled into the tales of twin sisters - who are the illegitimate children of a notorious Shakespeare actor - and their unconventional theatrical family that travel across London, Brixton, Brighton, New York and many other places. Carter is by far one of my favorite authors for her vibrant prose that has the characters stepping off the page and her always perfect comic timing. A comic novel that’s actually funny.
Read this fucking book.

Wise Children by Angela Carter

When you read this novel you will be strapped to a rocket and propelled into the tales of twin sisters - who are the illegitimate children of a notorious Shakespeare actor - and their unconventional theatrical family that travel across London, Brixton, Brighton, New York and many other places. Carter is by far one of my favorite authors for her vibrant prose that has the characters stepping off the page and her always perfect comic timing. A comic novel that’s actually funny.

Read this fucking book.

September 12, 2011 @ 8:54 AM 11 notes

Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
Famous for his Fight Club, Palahniuk never fails to spin a story that will take you on a haunting trip. He owns my very soul. You shouldn’t even bother with a synopsis and whatever you do, don’t wikipedia this. 
Just read this fucking book.

Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk

Famous for his Fight Club, Palahniuk never fails to spin a story that will take you on a haunting trip. He owns my very soul. You shouldn’t even bother with a synopsis and whatever you do, don’t wikipedia this. 

Just read this fucking book.

September 11, 2011 @ 11:56 AM 6 notes

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Just to warn you, you are going to cry and/or become angry over the events that take place. From the back of the book:

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

Just do it.

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Just to warn you, you are going to cry and/or become angry over the events that take place. From the back of the book:

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

Just do it.

September 7, 2011 @ 10:28 AM 19 notes

The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde
It’s Oscar Wilde? Do I really need to say anymore?
If you have a kindle, or the app for a smartphone or pc, this book is free. So is A Picture of Dorian Gray and I’m sure a few others.

The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde

It’s Oscar Wilde? Do I really need to say anymore?

If you have a kindle, or the app for a smartphone or pc, this book is free. So is A Picture of Dorian Gray and I’m sure a few others.

September 7, 2011 @ 10:21 AM 3 notes

Stranger in Strange Land - Heinlein
I have read this book four times, each time at a different point in my life and when I needed reassurance in either myself or my beliefs. The first time I read it, I realize I was certainly queer. The last time I read this book, which was quite recently, was when I realized my political atheism and how this is a lovely delight for any anarchist. You don’t have to be an anarchist of course, this is a story of love and acceptance for all beings and the trials that we will face to get there.

Stranger in Strange Land - Heinlein

I have read this book four times, each time at a different point in my life and when I needed reassurance in either myself or my beliefs. The first time I read it, I realize I was certainly queer. The last time I read this book, which was quite recently, was when I realized my political atheism and how this is a lovely delight for any anarchist. You don’t have to be an anarchist of course, this is a story of love and acceptance for all beings and the trials that we will face to get there.

September 7, 2011 @ 10:12 AM 8 notes