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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

Bird Box

Bird Box - Josh Malerman This book has the creepy factor down pat! At first, I struggled to form a connection with Malorie. Her character seemed a bit forced, but it didn't take long before I was rooting alongside her and hoping she'd make it through her journey alive. Her courage and will to survive were astounding. Their trip downriver was crazy intense. I'll be the first to admit, I truly don't know if I would have had the willpower to keep my eyes shut in some of the scenarios she encountered.

I thought Josh Malerman did a bang-up job building suspense. I'm certainly looking forward to reading more of his books!