Month: May 2017

Favourite SFF Covers | Top 5 Wednesday

May 3, 2017     Marissa     Books, Top 5 Wednesday   0 Comments
Favourite SFF Covers | Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey over at gingerreadslainey on YouTube. There are new topics every Wednesday and there’s also a Goodreads group open to everyone where you can find the topics. 1. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell This book has one of the most gorgeous covers ever. When I ordered it I went on AbeBooks to specifically get this edition in hardback. 2. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers This book just screams space and science fiction, and it’s just really beautiful to look at the galaxy and the stars. 3. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood This is another book where I had to get this specific edition because I love the cover so much. 4. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge This book is illustrated by Chris Riddell, and I absolutely love this edition. It’s beautiful. 5. His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman This is my absolute favourite series, […]

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Eleanor by Jason Gurley | Review

May 1, 2017     Marissa     Books, Reviews   3 Comments
Eleanor by Jason Gurley | Review

In this book we follow the three generations of women in this novel. The novel opens in 1962, which is where we first meet a woman named Eleanor. Eleanor, her husband Hob, and their daughter Anges seem like a happy family, until you read a little farther. We then notice that Eleanor is often off in her own thoughts, and she often has to find a place to be alone, a place where she can cry. It is clear that she is suffering from depression, though it’s not really a subject that people seem to know about. She finds solace in diving, and she does her diving off the cliffs at Huffnaggle Island. One day in 1963, Eleanor walks into the sea, and never returns. Reading about Eleanor and her struggles was so moving, it just made me feel so strongly attached to her character. Gurley was able to do this in such a short amount of space within the book, […]

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