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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.

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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


Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman I thought this book was okay. The premise was certainly interesting enough, but Neil Gaiman never quite managed to fully pull me into his fictional world. I didn't lose myself, which I think is the best part about reading a well written book. Oh, not to say this book wasn't well written. It certainly was :). There were quite a few words I wasn't familiar with, so I learned a ton. I know Gaiman's intention was to make Richard into an Everyman hero, but I think that exact approach made me not very fond of him. I thought he was weak. Overall, I'm glad I read this book, but I also feel as though I never quite managed to fully connect with the characters.