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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Sins & Needles - Karina Halle For anyone that has seen Joe vs. the Volcano, you may recognize this, "I have no response to that." I'm just flabbergasted. I haven't decided if that's a good thing or not. Regardless, this book demands 5♥'s. It's dark, and somehow eloquent in the roughest way possible and just engaging.

The whole book I was flip-flopping on how I felt about Camden and Ellie. I hated Ellie at first. Really hated her. Camden, hell with those tats and that specimen of manhood, I think my imagination ran away at his first page. And then he pissed me off, like I wasn't sure he could be redeemed pissed me off. And then the world shifted. Suddenly I'm hip deep in their train wreck of events and rooting for them. Characters I hated (at one point at least for each) I was picking up my mental pom-poms and cheering.

I mentioned it's dark, right? Like dark black velvet sky in the desert at night, it too has thousands and millions of sparkling points of light: hope, love, passion, obsession, revenge, regret, justification, acceptance. If you can look past, and in between the dark, it has a raw beauty.

It has just plain addled my mind. "I have no response to that." I can't wrap my head around it and even decide if I liked it or not. But I want to read more, so that's something.

From On Every Street by Dire Straits

"And even victory has a taste that's bittersweet."