What I've Read

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Book Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork AngelClockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having read all The Mortal Instruments books to date, I had high expectations for this novel and I was most certainly not disappointed. While I loved those, this was definitely much more my style. Firstly, I love the setting of Victorian London, and the troubled characters, but the protagonist herself is a "monster" of sorts. A brave female lead set against a cast of characters both relate-able and mystical makes for a delectable, fast-paced story.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pain and Forgiveness

“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”

― Mitch Albom,
The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Even righteous anger, at what one perceives as a true and direct betrayal, can turn on you and will evolve into a bitter poison that slowly destroys you.

Forgiving doesn't mean I think what was done is ok, but rather that I love you enough, and God loved me enough, to work it out. I'm tired of being angry.

Funny how God can use the right book and the right person to speak to you.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What to read?

I realize it's been a while since I've written, dear readers, but unfortunately there's been quite a bit of life happening lately.

I would live to say I've been reading, but alas... It is not so.

"Why, Ms. Litwit! Why ever not?"

The answer is in the chaos. An indie band named Rainier Maria (after the poet) have a great song called "Catastrophe Keeps Us Together," and I've been jamming to it a great deal. If you believe in God, or prayer, please send up a few for my family.

I am about to start reading again. The last novel I read was a mystery called City of Glass by Paul Auster. Very thought provoking novel, but I need a work of fiction to get lost in...a world in which I might wrap myself. And not a series. I've quite enough of those I'm in the midst of.

I'm thinking of either Jane Eyre (as I've never read it) or The Kite Runner or The Poisonwood Bible or Oryx and Crake.

Take a vote, readers!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Et tu, Brute?

The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend.

-Heather Brewer