About Michelle R

I work for Red Adept Publishing and so, to avoid a conflict, I will only be reviewing books that I've purchased and enjoyed in my leisure time, or ones offered as part of Amazon Vine.

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  • Michelle shared from Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King
    “No, it is not all!” Nearly shouting at him in that why-are-men-so-stupid voice that he absolutely loathed, the one he told himself was a part of her Italian heritage without ever considering that he might, on occasion, actually be quite stupid.
  • Michelle shared from Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King
    hidden for fifty years or more behind an ironmongery of ancient and grievously wounded wheelchairs.
    Note: good adverb
  • Michelle shared from Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King
    The flesh on her arms hung down, almost dripping. She was smiling the way you do when you see an old friend. Or, perhaps, something good to eat.
    Note: Alright then.
  • Michelle shared from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    It was just Levi—leaning against the lamppost like the archetypical “man leaning against lamppost.”
  • Michelle shared from The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
    We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling
  • Michelle shared from Save Yourself: A Novel by Kelly Braffet
    “People are messed up. You give them a chance to vent their sad little rage at their sad little lives, to feel morally superior, or powerful, or whatever, and they take it. They don’t care who you are or what you’ve done. They just care that it’s socially acceptable to hate you in public.”
  • Michelle shared from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    “Are you kidding? Tina’s a monster. She’s what would happen if the devil married the wicked witch, and they rolled their baby in a bowl of chopped evil.”
  • Michelle shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    “Boy,” he said, in his sharp South African accent. “They need to finish this up. It’s what they do: they’re the carrion kind, the vultures of the void. Their job. Clean up the last remnants of the mess. Nice and neat. Pull you from the world and it will be as if you never existed. Just go with it. It won’t hurt.” I stared at him. Adults only ever said that when it, whatever it happened to be, was going to hurt so much.
  • Michelle shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    “I remember my own childhood vividly . . . I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.” Maurice Sendak, in conversation with Art Spiegelman, The New Yorker, September 27, 1993
  • Michelle shared from American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics by Dan Savage
    The teen pregnancy rate in Mississippi, an abstinence-only state, is nearly four times higher than the teen pregnancy rate in New Hampshire, a comprehensive sex-ed state.