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Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this! -Bookworm95

August 9, 2014

Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

Hey all! Alright I just finished this book on Thursday and it was fabulous! It is written by Neil Gaiman who is from the UK so it reads a little differently than I am used too. I had to look up a few things, such as "Sticking Plasters" apparently is the equivalent of a band-aid in America.

The book is about a man who returns to his childhood home and remembers a very interesting encounter with his neighbors down the road. The way Gaiman writes about the neighbors is just so fascinating! They were very unique and I was always waiting for the next crazy thing to happen!

Ultimately this is a story of growing up and maturing. Its a story about friendships and loss. Its very interesting to read a book from a child's point of view. It brings a different tone. Overall, I absolutely loved this book!

Highly Recommend!


The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Alright guys I'm a little behind on my posts! So I'm going to catch up. Recently I finished The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. This book was really great! If you don't mind the language or the constant teenaged drinking and shenanigans. . . this book is for you!

It is written from the perspective of a teenaged alcoholic named Sutter Keeley. Having lived an unhappy childhood, Sutter turns to alcohol for the comfort he is seeking. During a drunken episode he stumbles upon Amy, a shy girl in his class. Now before you think of this as another Fault in Our Stars, its not really that romantic. Since it is told from Sutter's P.O.V. , the romance aspect is lacking. He has a lively sense of humor mixed with an pessimistic outlook on life. He's such an interesting character and Tharp does an excellent job of making him painfully realistic and honest. Its almost refreshing to read! Anyways, this book is not very long, and has recently been made into a film! (Which I have yet to see)

Check it out!