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White Sky Project is a blog about books mostly (fantasy and sci-fi, but sometimes thrillers, gothic and contemporary fiction, too). It’s also a blog about freelance writing, yoga, tarot, graphic tees (because I love the art!), movies, TV shows, and more. Welcome! I’m grateful you’re here. :) – xoxo, Leah

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Of Witches and Depression

Yay new books to read! The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Katherine Howe). “Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie’s grandmother’s abandoned home near Salem, she can’t refuse. As…

Wuthering Heights

I’m currently reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I’ve always wanted to read this not only because it’s a great classic, but also because it’s hailed as one of the most unique gothic novels of its time. I once bought one of those Reader’s Digest compilation of condensed books of gothic literature and I found…

Elections 2010

So I was very excited last Monday to vote for the first time. Lucky for me, my precint was located at the local school just two blocks away from my apartment. At 6:20am I was already at the school. They weren’t letting voters in yet so I waited outside the gate with my fellow eager beavers. At 7:45 they opened the gates and I went in and couldn’t find my cluster. I looked up and realized that I was at the high school when I was supposed to be at the elementary school.  Brilliant. Good thing the elementary school was just next door. So I went there, found my precint, and waited in line. I was number 24 so it took a few more minutes before I got to vote. By 8:00am, I was already walking home. Easy peasy.

Kick Ass really kicks ass

One fine Friday night, Carpet Head and I decided to watch a movie and the only one that fit our schedule was Kick Ass. We seriously thought we were going in to watch a kiddie superhero movie. We were SO WRONG. Kick Ass turned out to be humorous, action-packed, VIOLENT, and very entertaining. We’ve never heard of the comic, so I guess we really didn’t know what we were getting into. Think Ninja Assassin or Wanted type of violent. Definitely not for kiddies, kiddies.

World War Z

I’ve yet to buy the Last Watch (last book of the Night Watch series!) so I borrowed this one, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, from my sister in the meantime. The book is a collection of interviews from survivors of the zombie war. It talks…

Book Watch

I’m currently reading the Night Watch series by Russian writer Sergei Lukyanenko, first published in 1998. I first got interested in the series when I saw bits of the Night Watch movie on cable. I read somewhere that the movie has some sort of cult following. All I remember from the movie is a guy with goggles in a subway train. Yeah, descriptive. Anyway, finally picked up the book and I’m hooked.

Books Books

I finally finished reading Wizard’s First Rule yesterday. It took me a while to finish because of the story’s pace, but at least the ending was interesting. It’s the first book in a series so I guess the author had to lay out a bit of groundwork for the next books. Critics compare the series to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and both are similar in the sense that they are about magic and power and fantasy worlds. But I think that’s where the similarity ends. A major difference is that the Sword of Truth series has more empowered female characters in it. In LOTR, the powerful female characters like Arwen and Galadriel weren’t given as much significance as the male characters.