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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

Currently reading

The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré


Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning This book was a definite guilty pleasure. I've read it once before, but it's been so long I decided a re-read was due. I suppose my reading tastes have changed quite a bit as I've gotten older because I found parts of this book very shallow and superficial. The fact that shades of nail polish are mentioned multiple times throughout this book is a good indication of its flakiness. Barrons relationship with Mac was flat-out abusive at times (i.e. leaving bruises). I know I wouldn't tolerate behavior like this in real-life, but somehow it's more easily overlooked in books.

Despite these issues, I stormed through this book in a little over a day and found myself relating to Mac's determination to hold onto her happiness. It didn't take me too long to pick up the next book in the series.