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I’ve still got Gatsby on the brain, and wanted to think of a good marry, date or dump to incorporate Nick Carraway because I’ve already done one with Jay and one for the ladies from the book. So I thought I’d pair Nick with some of my other interesting and perhaps unreliable narrators from two of my other favorite books – Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye and Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises. This trio really has me stumped because there are so many reasons to want to marry all of them and so many reasons to want to date all of them. Let me know who you would marry, date and dump in the comments below. Thanks! Continue reading
So, even though I kind of think of blog awards as a new form of the chain letter, I also get pretty excited when Hardcovers and Heroines is nominated for one. I think they can be a great way to find new favorite blogs and interact with other bloggers. So a huge thanks to Books for the Young at Heart for nominating us for the Liebster Award, an award passed on by bloggers to blogs worth reading with less than 200 followers. We were nominated just in time last week, before we passed the 200 mark on Sunday! Continue reading
1. Stop reading books I would rate two stars or lower.
2. Read more books about people of color.
The last 15 books I’ve rated on goodreads. There are some two star reviews in there, but on the whole I enjoyed these books more than my first 15 books of 2013.
If the old adage a picture is worth a thousand words is true, then Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral is longer than War and Peace. In fact if a picture =1,000 how many words does a Youtube video count for? Chopsticks was unlike any other book I’ve ever read. This makes sense because there was very little reading going on, and I didn’t have the book I was looking through the app.
I think that the cover has “A Novel” written on it is telling. Without this characterization, I doubt I would have considered it one. The set up for the book is simple: motherless musical prodigy is enamored with the boy next door, add overprotective father and watch the complications ensue. Continue reading