May 25, 2009

Reads: Horsies and Shiny Things

3.89 out of 5
For a historical book it was fairly interesting, especially considering This Girl doesn't like horses. Hillenbrand's writing style was favorable and it reminded me of my own, with short, epic, cutting, last statement lines a'la "It was the last time they'd see each other." The epilogue was properly depressing, as all good historical epilogues should be.

4.83 out of 5
Yeah, yeah, I KNOW. I read Twilight and I fell in love, okay? The key is to read it without the critical mind so many of us sarcastic teenagers are known for (crap, I'm not a teenager anymore). Once I let go and let myself get comfortable it was impossible not to sigh woefully as the last chapter approached. I was even able to ignore each time the word "musical" was used as an adjective.


  1. Aha! I liked Twilight too. Which I took so much flack for as an English major. Yes, people, I realize it's not *technically* "good" writing, but there's still something to be said for fun to read! Besides, Harry Potter isn't "technically good" either with its rampant adverbs, but hardly anyone seems to be elitest about that one anymore.

    And the vast majority of my school friends naysay-ed on feminist grounds, too, claiming that it sends a bad message to teen girls about relationship dynamics. All I could say was I didn't notice XD;