Donna Tartt has been on my radar for quite awhile, and I finally picked up The Secret History at the recommendation of multiple coworkers. To be honest, I finished this novel over a week ago, and I am still unsure how I feel. I was unimpressed with much of the book, but something about it is still stuck in the back of my brain. The entire book is a psychological analysis of the six main characters before and after murdering their friend.
Veronica Von Holten’s life is falling apart. A pre-med student at KU, she normally leans on her mother Natalie for support. Only problem is, Natalie’s life is spiraling out of control even worse than Veronica’s. During her marriage to Veronica’s father, Natalie devoted her life to the family as a stay-at-home mom. Despite their fairly affluent married life, now that they are getting divorced, Natalie struggles to find meaningful, well-paid work and even a roof
When Beca’s father drops her off at Barden University, she already knows that she hates it. She doesn’t want to waste her time studying when she could be getting her foot in the door in the music industry in Los Angeles. After she starts skipping classes to mix music in her room instead, her father makes her a deal: if she gets involved in the college by joining a group and still wants to leave after the year ends, then he’ll personally pay for her to move to Californ
What a fun, fun movie! I missed Pitch Perfect when it came out in the theaters, but I'm so glad I caught it on DVD!
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach weaves a story of youth, identity and belonging against the backdrop of the perfect sport—baseball. The president of a small midwestern college, Guert Affenlight, returns to his alma mater as a Herman Melville authority after years of study at Harvard. Melville’s supposed connection to W
Sixteen year old science geek, Grace Kelly Cook has graduated from high school early and is off to college where she hopes to finally be able to have a social life away from her overprotective mother. With the help and support of her roommate Jentry, Grace Kelly or GK as Jentry calls her undergoes a "geek to chic" makeover and rushes the hippest sorority on campus, the Alphas.