1. Casual Vacancy
Before I begin this I would like to say that I am a HUGE J.K Rowling fan. I had seen mixed reviews for her newest book Casual Vacancy, but seeing how amazing of an author she is I figured what is there not to love? 
…..Well I was wrong. 
In her defense I will say that I believe she was trying to get to some deep insightful inner meaning of political positions and upcoming generations, but I just didn’t see it and frankly, maybe she couldn’t do it in one book. But overall the book was rough, so rough in fact that about 3/4 of the way through I texted 2 of my avid book reader & JKR fans asking for any promise of the book getting better. Their response? “I couldn’t tell you I GAVE UP READING IT”. These are not people who give up reading books and have read the whole Harry Potter series at least 5 times through. 
Well my friends I did finish reading this book and I can tell you that the ending entails multiple deaths and leaves you with kind of an ehh feeling. I try to see the good in books, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Better luck next time JKRo I have faith in your brilliant imagination and hope to see it in a new book series that can make a little more sense. 

    Casual Vacancy

    Before I begin this I would like to say that I am a HUGE J.K Rowling fan. I had seen mixed reviews for her newest book Casual Vacancy, but seeing how amazing of an author she is I figured what is there not to love? 

    …..Well I was wrong. 

    In her defense I will say that I believe she was trying to get to some deep insightful inner meaning of political positions and upcoming generations, but I just didn’t see it and frankly, maybe she couldn’t do it in one book. But overall the book was rough, so rough in fact that about 3/4 of the way through I texted 2 of my avid book reader & JKR fans asking for any promise of the book getting better. Their response? “I couldn’t tell you I GAVE UP READING IT”. These are not people who give up reading books and have read the whole Harry Potter series at least 5 times through. 

    Well my friends I did finish reading this book and I can tell you that the ending entails multiple deaths and leaves you with kind of an ehh feeling. I try to see the good in books, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Better luck next time JKRo I have faith in your brilliant imagination and hope to see it in a new book series that can make a little more sense. 

  2. Gold - Chris Cleave 


    I read Gold at the end of summer after loving his book Little Bee, and this book might have surpassed that. Gold is about two best friends competing to race in the 2012 Olympics. The book takes you through their scandalous past and challenging future, and not just because of Olympic gold being at stake. Highly recommended!

  3. "“…when I was angry at God because I couldn’t go to my son, hold him, and comfort him, God’s son was holding my son in his lap.” -Todd Burpo, Heaven Is For Real"

    Heaven Is For Real - Todd Burpo 

    I have been hearing all the hype for this book for several months now and it had been siting in my room for a while, but I was not positive I would really connect with it. The thought of a child writing a book seemed hard to understand, and I’m a little bit of a pessimist when it comes to things like people swearing jesus is on their toasted bread. 

    But, I have to say, I was proved wrong with this book. The book is written from the father’s perspective and very believable. Being a preacher himself he is already very well spoken and good with words. I loved the fact that they never sat their child down and just said, “so tell us what you saw” but slowly put the pieces together. I read this book in a couple days. You could easily polish it off on a rainy day. Easy read and it is a great perspective. And Do I believe it? You bet! 

About me

My name is Amy Urban, currently a college Senior at Texas A&M. I originally thought this tumblr account was going to be all about my photos that I take, but I realized the beauty of these accounts is that you can literally do anything with them. I am not set in stone on what all mine will entail, but I know what I like: photos, writing, food, music, traveling, family, and friends so be expecting some of that and then some!!