About Cheshire

I am my Kindle, and my Ipad. Really.

If the book or subject is trash but I adored it anyway, I'll give it three stars instead of the one it deserves. However, sometimes when something is clearly genius but leaves me cold, I'll give it the five stars it deserves but be a
hater in my review. So, bite me. I'm belletristic. Revilers welcome. I opinionate for myself. My ratings are about my feelings as well as writing merit. I do not judge writing by whether all the commas are in the right place, or how many literary allusions are reflected in the plot. I can and will rate a bad potboiler five stars if I stay up all night to finish it. Although I love books, I'm not a "...of Arts" person by education. I'm an ordinary person.

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  • Cheshire shared from Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown
    Sienna pursed her lips, thinking a moment. “Then I’m afraid you and I are already screwed … along with everyone in the general area.” “You know, your bedside manner could use some work.”
    Note: Again, the inappropriate response.
  • Cheshire shared from Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown
    As he performed the process a third time, Langdon began speaking in a pious and somber monotone, which resonated in the baptistry. “Through baptism, the Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin and brought you to new life through water and the Holy Spirit.” Sienna stared at Langdon like he’d lost his mind. He shrugged. “It seemed appropriate.”
    Note: Totally how a 12 year old functions - but Langdon is an adult?
  • Cheshire shared from Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown
    Furthermore, he had detected a faint odor to the mask—a familiar scent that divulged why the plaster on the back was so much whiter than the front … and the difference had nothing to do with aging or sunlight.
    Note: Makes nonsense of Langdon' s previous thinking....geesh this is terrible writing!
  • Cheshire shared from Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown
    Langdon made a mental note to double the SPF of his sunscreen.
    Note: Really? This is what you'd be noting to yourself at this moment? Tonedeaf emotional state AGAIN!
  • Cheshire shared from Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown
    “Not impossible, Robert, just unthinkable. The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called denial.” “I’ve heard of denial,” Langdon quipped blithely, “but I don’t think it exists.”
    Note: This book really sucks and I'm having difficulty believing it sucks. I liked the series! :( Denial.
  • Cheshire shared from The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage) by Erik Larson
    Note: Excellent read for us general readers. I felt myself there in "The White City". I will be rereading.
  • Cheshire shared from William Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
    I could a tale unfold whose lightest word     15 Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres, Thy knotty and combinèd locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porcupine.
  • Cheshire shared from William Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
    When the blood burns how prodigal the soul Lends the tongue vows. These blazes, daughter, Giving more light than heat, extinct in both Even in their promise as it is a-making, You must not take for fire.
  • Cheshire shared from William Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
    Are of all most select and generous chief in that. Neither a borrower nor a lender be,     75 For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all—to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
  • Cheshire shared from William Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
    See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act.     60 Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar. The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel, But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatched unfledged comrade. Beware     65 Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in, Bear’t that th’opposèd may beware of thee. Give every man thine ear but few thy voice. Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgement. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,     70 But not expressed in fancy;...
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