Bared to You

I saw a review of this book on a blog I will link to when I’m next on my computer (I’m posting this from my phone)!!

This is a response to Fifty Shades of Grey type book. I’ve read that trilogy so I figured I should read this too, plus its set in Manhattan.

The point though, of this post, is to share what I think is an AWESOME phenomenon that occurs to us New Yorkers after a time.

Below are Sylvia Day’s words, not mine 🙂 But they are apt, and I find myself wishing for the romance of steaming potholes again. To be so naive!

“Real New Yorkers cruised right through it all, their love for the city as comfortable and familiar as a favorite pair of shoes. They didn’t view the steam billowing from potholes and vents in the sidewalks with romantic delight and they didn’t blink an eye when the ground vibrated beneath their feet as the subway roared by below, while I grinned like an idiot and flexed my toes. New York was a brand new love affair for me. I was starry-eyed and it showed.

Isn’t this just a lovely little piece to read? The book isn’t about that in the end, I don’t think, but it is still a beautiful passage. It makes me nostalgic, because it is difficult to remember the last time I viewed my city with such reverence.


Books Read – Spring 2012


This is a list of the books I read over the course of last semester outside of my school curriculum!! There are so many cheesy romances and vampire novels it’s not even funny xD

  1. Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig
  2. Bridger by Megan Curd
  3. Descended by Blood (Vampire Born Trilogy) by Angelina Kace
  4. Donovan’s Angel by Peggy Webb
  5. The Wishing Hour by J. Adams
  6. Love In a Small Town
  7. Nothing Else Matters by Leslie DuBois
  8. Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy) by Megg Jensen
  9.  Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer
  10. Earth (Elemental Series) by Shauna Granger
  11. Glamour by Penelope Fletcher
  12. Family Magic by Patti Larsen
  13. Marrying Missy by Sarah Elle Emm
  14. Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker
  15. Awaken by Sarah M. Ross
  16. Somewhere over the freaking rainbow by L. L. Muir
  17. Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick
  18. Sing Me Home by Jerri Corgiat
  19. The Prospect of My Arrival by Michele Drier
  20. Tempted by Rebecca Zanetti
  21. The Replacement Bridesmaid by Laurie Ralston
  22. Awake: A Fairytale by Jessica Grey
  23. The Soul Garden by Cege Smith
  24. Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn
  25. Promise by Kristie Cook
  26. Drew in Blue by J. M. Kelley
  27. By Leaps and Bounds by Jacqueline Diamond
  28. You Had Me at Halo by Amanda Ashby
  29. Second Honeymoon by Joanna Trollope
  30. The Morning After by Sally Clements
  31. Return of the Rose by Theresa Ragan
  32. The Taste of Magic by Gina Rosavin
  33. Fify Shades of Grey – MATURE CONTENT WARNING
  34. Fifty Shades Darker – MATURE CONTENT WARNING
  35. Fifty Shades Freed – MATURE CONTENT WARNING 

Woah, that’s a lot of books. Time to delete those titles from my Kindle library and keep reading!

I don’t pay for the books I read on my Kindle app btw. I find cool ones on and discover many amazing authors in the process. They have a great compilation of free E-books every day, and I can usually find a few to download onto my Kindle everyday. I still have a stockpile of books to read through!

I would have written detailed book reviews, as that was my original plan, but I realized that I read through these too fast to provide reviews. Literature is like my water, I drink it in ❤ But if you see a book series or title that intrigues you, please leave a comment and I’ll follow up with some review posts for the books you folk are interested in.

In the meantime, since I’m not sleepy and am a completely nocturnal creature right now, I’m going to go find something to read 🙂

Hard Times

"I do not know that I am sorry, I do not know that I am ashamed, I do not know that I am degraded in my own esteem. All that I know is, your philosophy and your teaching will not save me. Now, father, you have brought me to this. Save me by some other means!"

He tightened his holdin time to prevent her sinking on the floor, but she cried out in a terrible voice, "I shall die if you hold me! Let me fall upon the ground!" And he laid her down there, and saw the pride of his heart and the triumph of his system, lying, an insensible heap, at his feet. >>>>>> Hard Times [End of Book Two]

Absorb the beauty of the above quote. I will absorb this beauty until Literary Interpretation @ 2PM, forget that it existed until I complete my Spanish examination by 6:10, and then ponder over its beauty after I crash for several hours and complete my shitton of Creative Writing homework assignments. Then, I will sit down, relax, and type out my own lucid ramblings in response to this quote.

Till then, adieu.

Tuesday, March 30

I stand by my word. Even half delusional and barely awake, I recognized that quote as being beautiful. And I stand by it. I do not know that I am sorry. I do not know.


Her Facts have failed her. Her sense of Reason – her impeccable sense of Reason – has failed it. It does not tell her anything a bout matters of the heart. She does not know what to make of her newfound…<i>feelings</i>. She cannnot rightly comprehend what those feelings even are. Why have they suddenly burst through her frozen heart? Her childhood was snatched from her, replaced instead by biology, chemistry, physics, oncology, astronomy, paleontology,  archaeology, anthropology, zoology,, etc…

But the learned heartless child is not who goes to her father, broken and torn apart. The Lousa who goes to her father, Mr. Gradgrind, is a shell of the girl she COULD have been. Looking at her weep, rebel, speak out against the crime done to her kidnapped childhood evokes a sense of compassion and pity. She has been so robbed that even her tears don’t do her any good. She cannot even be comforted, because she has been so desperately cushioned from the realities of feelings and emotions from an early age. 

That passage makes me want to cry. And any passage that can evoke such strong emotion in me deserves a shout-out. That will be all 🙂