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julesmarie

The Book High

I've always said I'll read anything, and I really do mean that. Lately M/M romance has had my interest, but fantasy and sci-fi were my first loves and will always hold a special place in my heart. I also love histories and biographies.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman Fantastic book! Fascinating premise, intriguing characters, vividly-described adventures and an endearing hero.

Bod was a delightful character. Fierce and kind, loyal and adventurous, daring and cautious. Just fascinating. I could definitely sympathize with many of his decisions, and it was brilliant the way we got to see the consequences of so many of them.

Silas, though, was my favorite character. Mysterious and intriguing and just so fantastically well-written.

This may be too scary for my students, I'll have to think further on whether to recommend it to them or not. But I sure enjoyed it!

Favorite Quotes:
Her father taught particle physics, but there were, Scarlett told Bod, too many people who wanted to teach particle physics and not enough people who wanted to learn it.

"You're
alive Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change. Potential. Once you're dead, it's gone. Over. You've made what you've made, dreamed your dream, written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is finished."

"Face your life
Its pain, its pleasure,
Leave no path untaken"