Take the knife,
slide it across the flesh,
reach inside and
cut the cancer out.
Reach inside and
cut out the “I hate you’s” the
“I don’t love you’s” and the
black masses that are taking over your heart,
your soul, your light.
Cutting the cancer out,
Escaping from the past and never looking back,
Smashing the looking glass and
hoping for the best.
Separate yourself from the evil,
remove that empty feeling, creeping through your body.
Don’t turn around and don’t stop now.
Once you’ve started,
you simply can’t go back.
Book number 6 in the Journey of 100 books in a year. This book, written by Dot Hutchison, was probably one of the most beautifully haunting books I’ve ever read. In short, this is a book that stems far beyond what it’s actual words are. It’s a story of captivity, loss of identity, conformity, and the beauty of life and death. Without giving too much away, this is about a man ,”The Gardner”, who “collects” young girls and keeps them in the Garden. He loves them in his own sadistic way and leads a complicated double life while his “butterflies” live hidden from the rest of the world.
Definitely a must read if you’re looking for a page-turning thriller. Warning: some of the content is extremely disturbing so read at your own risk. Enjoy!
As an avid reader, I always made it a point to carve out time to read books outside of what I was made to read in school. Throughout middle school and high school this was completely feasible and not at all challenging to do.
Then I started college. While I still clung to my love of books, I found myself reading for enjoyment less and less as my work and school schedule became more and more hectic. Then, I received a Kindle for Christmas. While I’ve always been a firm believer in the idea that holding a physical book is much more ideal, the Kindle is amazing. As a commuting student, it’s so much more convenient and I have thousands of books at my fingertips in seconds. However, I still spend a good chunk of time (and money) in bookstores.
At the beginning of 2017, I made it my resolution to read 100 books in 365 days. While this may seem like a small amount, if you factor in work, school, and all the other responsibilities one has, this can actually be a little bit of a challenge. Currently, I am 3/4 of the way through my 7th book and decided to start sharing my opinions on each book. Which brings me to what this blog is about.
Simply put, if you love to read or are just looking for some recommendations, you’re in the right spot. Or if you just want to follow my year long book journey, that’s fine too!
Happy reading and well wishes!