Books

I Finally Read It

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It

By: Stephen King

As a kid I was always a fan of Stephen King’s older stuff. The Stand, Tommyknockers, Carrie, Christine but for some reason I got it in my head that I would never, ever touch It. Yet the most recent adaptation and a rekindled interest in horror made me finally pickup the book tale of Pennywise.

And in the end I found it odd as promised and more sad and melancholy than actually scary.

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Books

Embrace Your Monster & Your Life

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My Favorite Thing is Monsters

By: Emil Ferris

Grade: A-

My Favorite Thing is Monsters tells the story of Karen Reyes- a young outcasted girl who draws herself, believes herself, a monster and seeks to find out who killed her upstairs neighbor.

Karens story actually tells the story of several different people set around her somewhat chaotic life in 1960’s Chicago.

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Movies

Coming of Age in Iran: Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis

Directed By: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud

Grade: B+

Persepolis was my Blind Spot pick for May. (Five months in and sticking with it!) I actually do remember reading Persepolis in college. The story is about Satrapi’s youth during and after the Islamic Revolution.

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Books

girls in the moon

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girls in the moon

Author: Janet McNally

Grade: A

Girls in the moon was one of my January Book of the Month picks and I really loved this one. Phoebe Ferris is off to New York to visit her sister Luna, whose dropped out of school and is having success with her band. Her mother Meg, ex-rock star herself, is hoping Phoebe can talk her sister out of her following her footprints. Meanwhile Phoebe’s got a secret of her own- plans to visit her absentee father Kieran and hopefully get some answers about what happened and what went wrong (or maybe right) with her parents all those years ago.

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