A Hospital for the Mind

Just a crazy girl undertaking the 2013 Reading Challenge.

Date Read: July 21-23
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I hated the main character for the first half of the book, let’s just put that out there. In fact, I ranted to both of my roommates separately about just how absurdly BAD this book was. I kept reading it, though, because it was almost amusing how much the MC and the people around her could fuck up, and also, the writing itself was hella great. 
(I’m doing this review informal style, btw, hope you don’t mind.)
By the end of the book, a lot had come together, and I loved it.Alix started out extremely immature. I was astounded by her levels of emotional depth, mostly because they didn’t exist. A lot of maturity occurred over the course of the story.
Then you have the LGBT element. The fact that I don’t have pet peeves to pick at it proves how solid this story was. Do I wish bisexual characters got actual face time in YA literature? Yes, but lesbians don’t get much either, so I’m going to just enjoy what we’ve got here.
It’s an emotionally fulfilling story about teen relationships, coming of age, and being an LGBTQIA* teen coming of age, so yeah, I heartily recommend it.

Date Read: July 21-23

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I hated the main character for the first half of the book, let’s just put that out there. In fact, I ranted to both of my roommates separately about just how absurdly BAD this book was. I kept reading it, though, because it was almost amusing how much the MC and the people around her could fuck up, and also, the writing itself was hella great. 

(I’m doing this review informal style, btw, hope you don’t mind.)

By the end of the book, a lot had come together, and I loved it.
Alix started out extremely immature. I was astounded by her levels of emotional depth, mostly because they didn’t exist. A lot of maturity occurred over the course of the story.

Then you have the LGBT element. The fact that I don’t have pet peeves to pick at it proves how solid this story was. Do I wish bisexual characters got actual face time in YA literature? Yes, but lesbians don’t get much either, so I’m going to just enjoy what we’ve got here.

It’s an emotionally fulfilling story about teen relationships, coming of age, and being an LGBTQIA* teen coming of age, so yeah, I heartily recommend it.

studiumpunctumshop:

More photos from our “book [buying] tour” of Providence. We hit up Ada, Cellar Stories, and Symposium Books all in a row, and they all get hearty thumbs up from us. Then we ate some disappointing Mexican food and compensated by going to the mall and getting Taco Bell. Word.

More photos from this trip here.

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“I believe in the magic of books. I believe that during certain periods in our lives we are drawn to particular books—whether it’s strolling down the aisles of a bookshop with no idea whatsoever of what it is that we want to read and suddenly finding the most perfect, most wonderfully suitable book staring us right in the face. Unblinking. Or a chance meeting with a stranger or friend who recommends a book we would never ordinarily reach for. Books have the ability to find their own way into our lives.”

—   Cecelia Ahern

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Currently reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

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Currently reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

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misswallflower:

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. There was so much to read, for one thing…" - F. Scott Fitzgerald

misswallflower:

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. There was so much to read, for one thing…" - F. Scott Fitzgerald