Magic Wands and Wormhole Generators

So many fantastic books coming out as movies this year! Divergent, Ender's Game, Catching Fire... Fingers crossed they do them justice- well, as much as they can!
So many fantastic books coming out as movies this year! Divergent, Ender's Game, Catching Fire... Fingers crossed they do them justice- well, as much as they can!
By no means complete, but love the concept... Ah, if only I could live there...
By no means complete, but love the concept... Ah, if only I could live there...
The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Edition - Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer
"“You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth"
"“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
― William Shakespeare, As You Like It"
"“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
― Mark Twain"
Loving the gorgeous bonus HP illustrations by the original illustrator! Got my backgrounds picked out for the next whole year...
Loving the gorgeous bonus HP illustrations by the original illustrator! Got my backgrounds picked out for the next whole year...
"“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
― Madeleine L'Engle"
"“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” -Madeleine L'Engle"

Milton: Paradise Lost

Milton: Paradise Lost - A bit of a slow read, but absolutely beautiful. Made me fall in love with Satan as the hero figure and sympathize with his revolution against the "tyranny of heaven". Really can't get more amazing than that.

Enchantment

Enchantment - Orson Scott Card So awesome!! I loved Card's Ender books and am a big fan of books that play with fairy tales, and this was a perfect combination of the two. Card tells the tale of old magic lore so skillfully that you completely forget that he's talking about time travel and Baba Yaga... totally plausible, and moving between the real present world and the magical past world isn't awkward at all. The characters (and their development) are very real. I'd recommend this for a fun, fast read, but with guaranteed good writing, and, hey, you actually end up learning something about Russian folklore along the way... Definitely made me interested in reading more of Baba Yaga -related stories (had only ever read Vasilissa the Beautiful before).

The Everyday Language of White Racism (Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture) (Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture)

The Everyday Language of White Racism - Jane H. Hill This book just pissed me off. She makes ridiculous assumptions just to try to prove her thesis. Many of her discussions are honestly interesting and valid (hence the 2 stars), but other points she makes, in particular in the section dealing with Spanish, are just plain wrong. As a native Spanish speaker I can assure you that what she tries to use as proof of racism is ridiculous. I'm very surprised that as an anthropologist she didn't bother to dig a little deeper into the actual social meaning of some stupid grammatical mistake.

Currently reading

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan
The Enchanted Castle
H.R. Millar, E. Nesbit