The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an amazing book, and I definitely agree that it is worth the hype. It is one of those important topic books that is a great conversation starter, though (*trigger warning*) it does cover many difficult topics.
The novel tells the story of the fictional Old Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo, who, at age 79, gives a final interview to an unknown journalist.
I found it to be quite sad, and there are many scenes that are tough to read. But the uncomfortable scenes are what make the writing so good–it makes you feel angry, and happy, and it makes you feel understood and seen, because they are relatable. It is also a book that makes readers think about big topics–*TW* sexual assault, rape, domestic abuse, homophobia, biphobia, alcoholism, and lgbtq+ rights, just to name a few.
I found so many powerful quotes, and highlighted so many lines in my book! Here are a few of my favorites:
The first time I read The Old Man and the Sea was freshman year of high school. I recently won a free e-ARC from NetGalley, which is why I chose to revisit it. But I am always happy to do re-readings because I like comparing and contrasting my notes*. You can read a book one way, and have a completely different experience reading it again. There are so many different ways to read a book, and each reader has a different perspective and interpretation of it. You may even have multiple perspectives of a book you have read before, because you may be a different person than you were the first time you read it. This is true for me, because I was so young and have grown so much from the first time I read The Old Man and the Sea. Continue reading “Analyzing The Old Man and the Sea”
Have you seen the new Emma movie yet? I didn’t get a chance to see it before the theaters closed (thanks, Coronavirus), so I got to enjoy it from the comfort of my own couch—but I’m not complaining! LOL I actually prefer seeing movies from home, it is way more comfortable to lounge around under your own blankets, and you can pause/rewind the show if you ever need to take a snack-break! So shelter-at-home premieres don’t bother me, so much. Plus, all the time at home got me inspired to make some bookmarks! You can check them out on my newly launched etsy shop, WandererLitJournal Bookish Bookmarks.
“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” ―Jane Austen, Emma
Continue reading “Emma (2020)”
Todd Lawton and Jeff LeBlanc, the cofounders of Out of Print, have launched an app that brings together books and social media.
Out of Print, an established literary themed apparel company, brings consumers wearable works of literature, offering men, women and childrens clothing as well as accessories and gifts. Purchases made to Out of Print help to “promote literacy in underserved communities: each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. It also supports the authors, publishers and artists who made these iconic works an integral part of our lives.”
“We see Litsy as an extension of Out of Print’s mission to get people talking about books and starting conversations,” Lawton said. Litsy exists as a sort of amalgam of the current giants of social media, combining elements of Instaram, Twitter and Goodreads into a one-stop-shop for everything book-ish. “What we wanted to do was take the best, the most fun aspects of other social media platforms and back it with an amazing book database.” Continue reading “Litsy: an app for bibliophiles”