TBL: Immortal by Traci L. Slatton

It’s been quite some time since I’ve read this book; I don’t even think that I’ve read this novel more than twice. And yet more than five years since, it still resonates (for some reason). In an age of wonderous beauty and terrible secrets, one man searches for his destiny… In the majestic heart of…

TBL: Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Less of a book I’m in love with and more of a constant revelation (that forces me to remain in love), Hamlet is a complex work with copious amounts of intrigue, terror, sword fights and puns. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between…

TBL: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I suppose it provides some insight to this little thing called love: we don’t really know why we love something, we just do. And so Wonderland is enjoyable, even though taken apart it is the furthest thing from wonderful.

Overall, it’s not just a little bit mad.

TBL: The Giver

The Giver (1993) follows a boy named Jonas through the thirteenth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to “Sameness,” a plant that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past…

The Book List

These books are ones I associate with turning points in my life: my foray into the rebellious, my love affair with the nonsensical, my enduring hunger for the philosophical. Some of the books here are so loved that I have two copies, one to read and one to cherish. Some of them aren’t even with…