An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Review)

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

September & October Wrap-Up

I've combined my October wrap-up with September because I never actually posted one. I've been awful at posting lately and there are several reasons why, the main one being that I am writing a thesis. A dumb reason I put off posting is because to make my blog's graphic I have to use my mother's computer and it's so slow. I've also kind of lost my spark for blogging, which is sad, but maybe it will come back now that it's my uni break! My break is 4 months (but I still have to write a 15000 word thesis).

Skylarks by Karen Gregory (review)

When she was little, Joni used to have dreams that she could fly. But these days her feet are firmly on the ground – they have to be when money's tight and her dad can't work and the whole family has to pull together to keep afloat. Then she meets Annabel. Annabel is everything Joni isn't, and yet there's a spark between them. Though Joni barely believes it at first, she thinks they might be falling in love. But when Annabel's parents find out about the relationship, it's clear they believe there are some differences that are impossible to overcome ...