This book did things to my head. Sadly I can’t say I own it because I read it via ebook. I have a feeling though it’s one of those I wouldn’t mind having on my bookshelf just as a reminder of what books put me through.
For my review on this book: Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
This one is all Michelle’s fault. Colleen Hoover is not an author to be trifled with and her books are doing mean things to my head. I’m mentally preparing myself for the impact of It Ends With us. Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. I miss this book, it’s been so long since I’ve ranted about it and the next book is supposed to come out soon! In fact I haven’t even completed the review on it. Hmm maybe I should buy it and reread as a decent excuse for the review?
A recent read and one that captivated my heart and mind in so many ways. I need this in person for the same reason we all do. To feel that connection.
Okay…so I’m slightly fibbing with this one. I have Throne of Glass, Heir of Fire and from Maas’ other series, A Court Of Mist And Fury. However I do not own the rest of the two series! It’s rude and uncomfortable.
The sad part to all of this? My bookshelf is small and overcrowded already. I have no room to place more books and yet I am still acquiring them. To sum it up? I’m screwed. And my room is doomed to be a bookish mess even when I leave for university.
What are your current must have books that you don’t own?
Or are ebooks enough?
Tell me about it!
This came up while I was writing one of my book reviews because man is it a problem.
It comes around in books every once and awhile and…it’s disappointing. To make myself clear.
The second main type of character is the static character. Static characters are the opposite of dynamic; static characters do not change. The personality of that character when he/she is introduced is the same personality when the story comes to a close.
Yes static characters are there, they exist. You see them all the time as supporting characters, add-ins, etc. But please, do not make them the main character. Please. develop characters. Make them grow, have them change.
In essence; give them a freakin personality.
I never reviewed it, but the Born at Midnight series became a DNF thanks to the lack of change in the main character. I couldn’t bear it anymore. The story around her kept moving and she just didn’t grow, no maturing, no better actions. Same thoughts, same reactions = boring and predictable.
Honestly, that’s all I feel like saying about the topic, so
I thought there were only really two types of readers, binge and those weirdos that can take their time through a series. Seriously. How do you guys do it? If any of you are reading this please talk to me ’cause I am yet to meet any of you and you’re like unicorns to me.
Anyways, this post idea pops into my head so I google types of readers. Holy shit they’re endless! There’s monogamist, polygamist, ah never mind here’s the picture:
Writer’s Block. Some of the two most terrible words ever put together. Their meaning and what it does to me are probably one of the worst possible enemies too. To anybody who likes to write, this is problem we’re all going to experience or already have. And to those who haven’t yet? Your time will come. Continue reading “Writer’s Block”→
I feel like this is something that can be easy to forget. Whether you remember it’s happening or the book and its events sweep you away. But I want to take a step back into what’s behind the books. How a truly good book in any genre, will have much more for you than an entertaining story. It will give you more and leave you with a gift if only you know how to find it. This, is why books and writing are held so dear to me.
While going through the world of internet this past while, one of the posts I discovered was about writing and tips from famous others. I thought the quotes were neat, intriguing and very real. So I thought I would share them here for my fellow writers to take a look at.
This post is coming up thanks to my finishing Ugly Love because I could not stop thinking about how well Colleen Hoover made use of it in that book.
Parallelism is used for a grammar technique but also as a writing technique. And yes, today in my explanation, there is a difference. It’s also when two different situations parallel with each other, they’re similar and/or have the same motifs, ideas and/or meanings.
As an example I’ll use Ugly Love. Hoover wrote the book with one chapter in the present in Tate’s perspective and the following chapter in Miles’ perspective, the love interest. For me, what I loved was the parallelism between these two characters as they fell in love at completely different times in their lives and how it went for them. It was two worlds seamlessly combining together to form a better, more unique picture of love, loss and recovery. And I can’t forget when Hoover brought together two sides of the story (trying to avoid spoilers) into the same kind of recovery and characters returning to being whole as individuals.
In writing, as a result, I think it’s something key. It’s a way to get your readers involved, which is of course always the ultimate goal. In Ugly Love, I had moments where I literally sat back in my chair, head hanging backwards absorbing moments in the story I had just realized paralleled each other beautifully and heartbreakingly.
What does this kind of parallelism do for you?
Any tips on using it well?
Let me know in the comments!
In short? Because it’s fascinating and does wonders on your readers.
This post is going to be a bit weird for me because for lack of bias sake I’m going to use both of my perspectives, that of a writer and as an avid reader.
Irony in short is so useful because of the way it draws me in as a reader. So in this case, dramatic irony is really important, when the reader is in on something that the characters don’t know yet. Because I don’t want to give spoilers from popular books my example is Macbeth.
In the play, there’s a particular moment in act 1, scene 4 where Duncan expresses his trust for Macbeth. This in particular is ironic because in the end, Macbeth betrays and murders Duncan in cold blood. Or rather, in a vie for the throne. It happens again situationally in this same story. Macbeth is given the title of a man who is killed for being a traitor. Then, becomes a traitor himself.
These little things make the story more interesting as a whole. While reading Shakespeare especially for me where I have a lot less patience and interest. This actually made it pretty funny in my mind and a lot more interesting. More of this happens in every good story I read. The Mercy Thompson series for example. I put an example of irony is my book quotes and scenes post. Mercy is saying the absolute truth to a human, unbeknownst to him. This added beautifully to Mercy’s character and the closure of the story for me.
As a writer though, briefly, it is useful. As a reader I love irony, in any shape or form since it can work as situational, dramatic or verbal. So use it! Readers, even if they don’t realize what it is, will love any use of irony. Whether it’s funny, interesting or anything else. Not only that, but it is a great challenge. It’s not always easy to write something ironic and not make it to cheesy. Writing some good irony takes some good planning and writing skills. Or if you’re a writer like me, a lot of luck that when you reread you realize you added some in beautifully, by accident more or less. The more or less depends on the day with me.