We’ve been planning this post a while with a publication day of today. In light of recent events near in Orlando, we decided it was important to publish this list and to continue to celebrate Pride Month. Because one thing we’ve learned from recent events is that we need empathy and love in large doses. All the books that made our LGBTQA list are full of that and so very much more.
We know, we know, it’s Friday, not Wednesday. But we have plenty of excuses: Book Club was moved to Thursday this month, we accidentally drank too much wine afterwards and got home too late. Nevertheless, here’s our November Book Club pick review, Carry On By Rainbow Rowell. It also happens to be our first tag-team review! Continue reading “Nothing Really Matters Except Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On”
Our November Book Club selection is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here–it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.
Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters.
Join us at Inkwood Books at 7pm Thursday, Nov. 19th.
(Due scheduling conflict November’s book club meeting will be November 19th rather than the 3rd Wednesday of the month.)