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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

Currently reading

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor

This is a book I never would have picked up on my own-- I'm not much for fantasy/alternate universes/wars between non-human species. But after listening to Lindsay rave about this for months, I finally gave it a go.


I did end up enjoying it a lot, though I was very aware of how far out of my norm it was. I had to look beyond some things that are usually non-starters for me: protagonists with ridiculous names, teenagers with savant-like talents, neon colored hair, and a billion tattoos... I prefer to find the extraordinary in normal situations, the beauty in average characters. Again, not a fantasy lady over here.


The end of the book felt like Romeo and Juliet meets the Gift of the Magi, and it was fun to read a love story with conflict that didn't end in death or a happily ever after.