When You Travel into the Crooked Little Vein of America: Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis Book Review

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Hello all my indie readers, it’s finally here! My first review in over a year of many to come. Ain’t that exciting? Have you heard of this underground gem of a book, Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis? If not, you will now.

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Crooked Little Vein

By: Warren Ellis

Released: July, 2007 by William Morrow & Company

Length: 280 pages

Rating: Five Stars

Acquired: Lent to me

“This is the mainstream now, Mike. This is how life in America is. Moment by moment, our country has grown sicker. Our borders, Mike, have come to encompass the nine circles of Hell.”

What a journey through America, and the “nine circles of Hell”  Warren Ellis takes the reader on. Part crime/detective story, part mind fuck, Crooked Little Vein takes us through America as hard on his luck Private Investigator Michael McGill is sent on the case of a lifetime by The President’s Chief of Staff to retrieve the real US Constitution. With little to go on, McGill and Trix, his partner in crime, discover what America is really like ; and it isn’t pretty. From guys injecting saline into their nether regions in Cleveland, Ohio to  crazy rich men in Texas, and much more, this novel is a wild goose chase that I couldn’t put down.

If you know my reading tastes, I don’t normally read crime novels. When this was lent to me, I was immediately hooked; just by hearing the first couple pages being read to me. There is something refreshing and new in Ellis’s first novel. True underground classic. A complete mind fuck that gets darker, funnier, and intriguing as the story goes on. If you are looking for a light-hearted book, this is not it. Each page gives you pause; with a little What the– thrown in for good measure.

I absolutely loved it. I honestly wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. It’s just so original. Something that I haven’t read in a while. Sure, I’ve read other books this year, and in the past, but this–this book is the one that has blown my mind completely. I’m not even going to ask for the remaining pieces. It was that good. Warren Ellis, I am not sure what, if any, drugs you were on, but thank you!

If you like books that make you question reality, all that this country is, and that takes you on a crazy, explicit ride, then this book is for you. For fans of Will Christopher Baer, author of the Phineas Poe series. You will love it, I assure you! To the person who recommended the book to me, I’m hooked. Give me more!

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Indie’s Back and She’s Better Than Ever

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Hello my dear fantastic readers. It’s been a long time since I have written a post anywhere. Since June to be exact, as I like to be. Books and I took a break for some time. Our relationship was very hot and cold. It would be months between the next book I would read. I am happy to report, we have renewed our commitment to each other. Spending more and more time together in the recent month to month and a half. We are still taking things a little slow, but we are getting back to normal more and more.

So far, I have read three or four books this year, with an added DNF that makes me sad.  I loved that author’s adult historical fiction/fiction mash up about witches. I will be reviewing all the books I’ve read since I’ve been gone. So, don’t you worry my dear readers. You’ll get a look into my library. I’ll give you hint * there’s lots of new, fun YA thrown in.* How exciting! I’m excited, are you?

Now, I know you are doing handstands in honor of my return. I certainly am. This year has become my “redo”, “revamp” year. So, without further ado….

My plan for Indie Reader Girl 2016

  • More reviews
  • A creative weekly post I am keeping a surprise
  • More “creative” discussion posts
  • Just MORE!!!!

I’m back and ready to be better than ever! I hope you’re with me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indiereadergirl0329 is moving….

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to wordpress.org that is! It’s about time I upgraded. You can find me at indiereadergirl0329.com. I hope you will follow me on this new journey.

Looking Back and Going Forward

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My has two years flown by. I don’t know where the time has gone. I remember being a shy blogger writing my first post on my favorite author Sarah Dessen. I wasn’t sure how to write it or if anyone would read it. Now, fast forward two years later, I am still doing my little reviews. I am more sure of myself, but deep down that shy blogger remains.

I don’t know what I would do without you, my dear reader friends. You have been great. With two BEAs under my belt as a blogger, it’s been great meeting fellow bloggers and making new friends. I have a couple new surprises up my sleeve for indiereadergirl0329 that I am excited to launch in the near future. I always promise to be more active, but I’ll make the promise again for old times sake. And, try to mean it. I have a fancy new planner I’ll try to use better!

If you haven’t noticed already, indiewritergirl0329.wordpress.com is gone. I have decided to invest in my blog once and for all. It is official. One permanent name–indiereadergirl0329 for lyfe!!!

I hope you stick with me as indiereadergirl0329 grows and grows. And, as I grow. I feel I have grown a lot this year. More than I have shared. I had a tough last half of the year last year. Now, six months in the year, I am emotionally, mentally, and I would like to think physically, stronger than I have ever been. If you follow me on twitter you may have seen my tweet about forming a book club. I was tired of not having a YA book club close to me. So, I started one. On a complete whim. I got my first member yesterday. Six months ago, or a year ago even, I would have never done that. I am finally secure in my body. Secure enough to share my struggles with all of you, even.

When I disappear, it’s because I feel I can’t do it. I don’t have the capacity to do it. Or, strength. But, I am fighting that more every day. So, please stick with me with this journey as I get stronger and more involved. I love each and every one of you. I love blogging and sharing my bookish thoughts. Although I don’t read every day, my mind doesn’t allow me to, I think about books ALWAYS.

Thanks for a great two years! Here’s to another two!!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Fairest by Marissa Meyers!
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I’m missing my Bloggiversay week…why I’ve been so silent

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Hello everyone! I had a few posts I wanted to write this week to commemorate my two years of blogging. It’s a big achievement for me as I have trouble continuing things for a  long period of time. But, alas I have been majorly sick all week. It’s awful.

I just wanted to pop in and say I haven’t disappeared on you completely. I haven’t forgotten about you all, I promise! I am hoping to get another post out today and/or tomorrow. I will beat this!

Now, for that giveaway I’m hosting. I forgot to mention it is open to US residents ONLY. Sorry international folks, shipping to you is expensive. But, if you have already entered, and do win, since I did not mention it earlier I will give you a book from book depository.

Giveaway teaser time: I haven’t had the energy to take any photos so I’ll just hint at some books in the packs.

One lucky winner will get a copy of Fairest by Marissa Meyers, and/ or a copy of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and/or a copy of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Plus, there will be a tote bag (hopefully) in each box with a goodie from my etsy business as well. There will be signed copies in all three boxes.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter my giveaway for some awesome prizes? There will be 5-6 books in total.

 

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Happy Two Year Bloggiversary to Me + Giveaway

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It’s that great time of year for me. BEA is over; and another exciting event takes its place–my bloggiversary. It’s been two great years since I started my journey blogging about books. My have I had fun talking to all of you about books! This has been a great experience for me. I can’t thank you all enough for sticking with me for two years. I’ve had a blast reviewing books, recommending books, and bonding with all of you. Time has just flown.

During this week, I will be posting about my two years blogging. Interspersed between those posts will be sneak peeks of prize packs that you can win. That’s right. Prizes!! What’s a celebration without a giveaway? Like last year there will be three prize packs. Unlike last year, there will actually be a grand prize winner. Oh my.

All the books, or most of the books, will be books from this year’s BEA. Since I just got back from Texas, literally four hours ago, I haven’t had time to make designated prize packs like I did last year. So, it will all be a surprise. I will post a picture and post every two days, so stay tuned!

I hope you can join me this week as I celebrate. Below you can find the link to the giveaway. I hope you enter!

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

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Let’s Talk About…BEA Books.

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Guess what everyone?!? Book Expo of America (BEA) is barely a week away. And man am I excited! So today I’ve decided to start my BEA posts with the top 10 books I am excited about.

Another Day by David Levithan

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

I Crawl Through it by A.S. King

Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Hello, Goodbye, And Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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