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Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)

The Road - Cormac McCarthy Fantastic. Nerve wracking. Heartbreaking. Soul-searching. Beautiful.McCarthy is a masterful storyteller. His use of language, while spare but creative, captured me from page one. The thought of a post-apocalyptic world frightens me...I don't know if it would be as horrible as the world left in this novel, but I imagine an ungoverned, every human for him- or herself world would be pretty ugly. I thought about hope while reading this and how humans are able to go on because of their intense belief in tomorrow being a better day. Yes, the man and his son were survivors and they hung onto a shred of hope - a belief in the ultimate goodness of the human race, despite their encounters to the contrary along the way. Their courage and love made the unbearable bearable.I don't know if I would be brave enough to survive a world such as this. I hope I never have to find out....