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I wish I could write like Marilynne Robinson. Robinson's works are internal. Not just in terms of the character's inner lives and thoughts, but the setting. Gilead is the internal, spiritual workings of one man. Housekeeping has this surreal setting of home life and Home continues that setting. All of them have this focus on home life, house life, and the mind of the characters. She somehow captures what it is to be like an…

This was my first time reading Kinsella's young adult work. I did not know that when I requested this book from the library. It took me awhile to get use to because I kept expecting Kinsella's adult chicklit and romantic comedy style. However, I gradually began to warm to the characters and the writing. There is definitely a cuteness to the dialogue and the romance that is typical of Kinsella's style. I think she also…

Another beguiling and gorgeous book from Neil Gaiman. I enjoyed the fairy tale style and illustrations. I love the protagonist and her troop of Dwarves. There is also a slight creepiness or darkness to Gaiman's works which is really nice. It's not over the top most of time and raises the stakes and suspense level. It makes it oddly realistic in a fantasy work. It's always a pleasure to read a Gaiman book. Read October…

About Time (06 09 2015) - Absolutely wonderful. I wish films like this were more popular. I loved everything about this movie. I think it's one of the most romantic films I've seen in a long time. It's probably one of the best movies I've seen this year. I found it incredibly touching, moving, and simply perfect. Even with the plot holes! I'm a sentimental and introspective person so this movie was right up my…

Select TV shows, more specifically marathon TV shows, that I watched in August and September. I am going to try to limit myself to one to two (if I have holidays) TV series a month from now on unless I am sick or on holiday. Episodes (August 2015) - As someone who isn't a completeionist and find it difficult just to make time for all my consumption and hobbies, I dropped this after watching two…