“I have to create, or it was all for nothing. I have to create, or I will crumple up with despair and never leave my bed. I have to create because I have no other way of voicing this.” Her hand rested on her heart, and my eyes burned. “It is hard,” the weaver said, her stare never leaving mine, “and it hurts, but if I were to stop, if I were to let this loom or the spindle go silent …” She broke my gaze at last to look to her tapestry. “Then there would be no Hope shining in the Void.”
Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: ACOTAR #3.1-ish
Publication: May 1st 2018 by Bloomsbury YA
Summary from Goodreads:
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
“There is more than one kind of freedom,” said Aunt Lydia. “Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don’t underrate it.”
Title: The Handmaid’s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publication: First published in 1985
Summary from Goodreads:
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.
Hey guys, guess who’s back from the dead?
So, I’ve been gone…. for a while. Life sucks, adulting is hard, and I’m almost done with college for good (I graduate next week). Life sort of took over for a bit. I needed to focus elsewhere to get through the last few months. You know, big picture and all that jazz.
I am glad to say that I will begin posting regularly again! Woohoo! Cue the party music.
Basically me as the semester comes to a close
First up will be a review of The Handmaid’s Tale, hopefully coming out tomorrow sometime. Then, who knows? Maybe I’ll go crazy. I have no idea what’s coming next and that’s half the fun!
I just want to thank all you lovely people for sticking around, I couldn’t do this without you guys.
I’M BACK, BOOYAH!