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snark (reading) lady

In my free time, I snark things. In my freer time, I read things.

Currently reading

Night Film
Marisha Pessl
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
Philip Pullman
Mark Slouka
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan I finished this book in one day. I finished it and immediately thought, "not everyone would love this, but I do." The Lover's Dictionary is a novel comprised of short vignettes, each under a main word and laid out in the format of a dictionary. When I first started reading, I thought about each word and "definition" as isolated. There was a moment, however, where it all clicked into place and suddenly you saw the entire story. It's an everyday love story. It's something that is relateable and tangible. There were portions of this story that almost seemed like they'd happened to me. In the end, it was a story left unresolved, really, but the strength of the story telling allowed me to forgive that. Levithan makes it all seem effortless. His words are simple. They seem like things you've thought before or said before, but somehow you know you would never be able to say it the way he does. The wordplay had me smiling to myself like a fool at points. There was one entry that made me groan out loud. A single sentence- a blow. It's not very often that an author or a story can ellicit such marked reactions. I feel like I have to go back and read it all again. It seems like the type of book that you can discover new things in every time you read it. I also love that you can pick up the book, open up a random page and read.