Stacey Loscalzo

Dec 16

Twitterature: December Edition

by Stacey

Anne, at Modern Mrs. Darcy, hosts a wonderful monthly reading round up called Twitterature in which writers are asked to create short, Twitter-style reviews of their recent reads. It’s a fun and easy way to learn what people are loving and in some cases, leaving.

Here is my list for this month.

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Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. Recently I was asked to choose my favorite read of the year at Great New Books. One of my fellow GNB writers grabbed Me Before You before I got a chance so I chose Mary Coin, a fabulous read about an iconic Depression era photograph, the woman who took the picture and the subject of the photograph. Highly recommended.

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The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. This book left such an impression on my that I couldn’t wait for Twitterature to write about it. I wrote this post the day after I finished reading. It’s a hard book to review because after you’ve finished almost everything seems like it could be a spoiler.

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Divergent by Veronica Roth. A post-apocolypitc story with a female protagonist. I think I waited to long to read this book and had heard too many great things about it. I liked it but couldn’t stop comparing in to the Hunger Games. I also had a nagging feeling that the author was picturing a movie script as she wrote the book which is always a bit of a disappointment for me.

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13 Comments

  1. That’s one of the things I loved about the Hunger Gsmes — it seems like it WASN’T written with a movie in mind.  I honestly can’t imagine how they are going to pull the third movie off, but I guess the movie folks will figure it out.  Adding Mary Coin to my reading list!  And what about The Other Typist—now that a little more time has passed, thumbs up or thumbs down?

    • Stacey says:

      I totally agree. I loved the Hunger Games and I think I wanted Divergent to be just like it and it wasn’t 🙁 I have to admit I am still torn about The Other Typist- a good but frustrating read. 

  2. Shana Norris says:

    Stacey!  How did I not know you were one of the GNB writers?!  I’m afraid the same thing will happen to me with Divergent.  But … I really didn’t love Hunger Games when I finished it.  It took reading Catching Fire to get me hooked on the series, so maybe I’ll remind myself of that when reading Divergent.  And I have heard that the books in that trilogy get progressively better.

    • Stacey says:

      That’s really interesting about not liking a series until you get further in to it…. That’s actually a compelling reason to keep going with the Divergent series. 

  3. Great books! I think I’ve heard too much hype about the Divergent series to start it now-I’m worried I won’t enjoy it. I love the idea behind Mary Coin-adding to my list now!

  4. Officially intrigued by The Other Typist. Excited to check it out!

    • Stacey says:

      Definitely do and then come back and tell me what you think happened at the end! I feel like almost everyone has their own interpretation!

  5. MJ says:

    I haven’t read either of the first two books you mentioned, but they look like things I would really enjoy – thanks for the recommendations! 

  6. Tamara says:

    Twitterature! I love that idea. I wish I could apply it to many parts of life. I haven’t read these books, but I’d love to read The Other Typist.

  7. I think I might be the only person on the planet (or at least the blogosphere) who hasn’t read Divergent yet. I *did* like The Hunger Games, so I’m thinking about it…

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