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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

All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays - Cristin Terrill It was really hard for me to decide how many stars I should give this book. On one hand, I liked how I was constantly kept on my toes. I wanted to know what would happen next, which probably explains why I read it so quickly. I personally wasn't too fond of Marina, but Em openly acknowledges her weaknesses. I thought the love triangle aspect was quite interesting. I also liked the political side. It's scary to admit, but sometimes I feel as though we're slipping more and more toward a future similar to the one portrayed in this book.

I thought the time machine concept was very well thought out. I used to be pretty keen on time travel books when I was younger, but it didn't take me too long to realize they typically don't work out too well. Time is a finicky thing. Even though you're only trying to fix things for the better, your actions typically just come back and bite you in the rear. Enjoyable book, but nothing too exciting.