It's been awhile.. I know.. I've been busy with college and work and life and trying to install windows on an ubuntu machine.. gods that last one is driving me insane...
stupid gorram netbooks..
I am not tech savy enough to format my netbook hardrive.. and now I think I've properly foobarred it.
ah well. I am sure I will figure it out eventually.
So.. this year my aim is to write at least one post a week. About anything.. something in the news.. something interesting I have found online.. a book I have read.. you know.. just in general something.
For today's post I am going to talk about the two books I have read this week (now that all of my essay's are done and I am now free to wallow in Fiction.. glorious glorious fiction..)
First up: Rose Under Fire:
This is a loose sequel to Code Name Verity (also known as the CRYING BOOK in my house, due to my OH waking up one Saturday morning to find me quietly sobbing beside me.. gods but Code Name Verity is a 100% gives me the FEELS book).
And I think that was part of the problem with Rose Under Fire.. which is an excellent book.. but as I was bracing myself for the crying and sucker punch or emotion I don't think I fully invested.
It's a great book though. An interesting look at an aspect of World War 2 I think rarely gets looked at. The complexity of loyalties and friendship under such conditions are not underplayed. There is no 100% good or 100% bad here, but there is pettiness and vindictiveness and mercy and compassion and laughter and camaraderie. And fear and hopelessness and hope and courage.
You do not need to have read Code Name Verity to read this. And I think I would recommend reading this first, before going back to Verity.
But do read them both.
Second: Eleanor & Park
OH GODS THIS BOOK.
That's pretty much all I have to say on the matter.
marvel at the joy and beauty of two teenagers finding each other and helping each other..
There is nothing bad about this book..
Just read it.
Also.. the cover is a thing of JOY.