So although this is a biography about Billy Milligan who was also diagnosed with DID (multiple personality disorder) I just did not connect with it like I did when I read Sybil.
The biography of Billy Milligan, a man with 24 different personalities, was a bit hard for me to read. Billy Milligan has several criminal personalities, and his life seems like worst case scenario for me in the future. It scares me to be perfectly honest. The book’s blurb “Twenty-four people live inside Billy Milligan. Philip, a petty criminal; Kevin, who dealt drugs and masterminded a drugstore robbery; April, whose only ambition was to kill Billy’s stepfather; Adalana, the shy, lonely, affection-starved lesbian who “used” Billy’s body in the rapes that led to his arrest; David, the eight-year-old “keeper of pain”; and all of the others, including men, women, several children, both boys and girls, and the Teacher, the only one who can put them all together. You will meet each in this often shocking true story. And you will be drawn deeply into the mind of this tortured young man and his splintered, terrifying world.” sums it up pretty well.
Do you think Billy should have gone to prison for his crimes?
This is book 1 in the Nikolai Duology that follows the Grishaverse books and the Six of Crows books. ❤ Kaz!
Check out my adorable Corgi butt bookmark that I got in China!
Anyway back to this book. Nikolai is now king of Ravka, and must find a way to protect it after the civil war with the Darkling, since threat from Fjerda and Shu are very serious. Nikolai still has the dark monster in him, it did not die when the Darkling did, and it is getting him into all kinds of trouble.
Poor Nina, that scene with Matthias. OMG. In happier news…..I totally ship Zoya and Nikolai. Zoyolai? The cliffhanger was crazy and I can not wait for book 2!
Have you read any of the Grishaverse books? Who are you favorite main characters? I would like to see Kaz get his own back story or future stories. Who would you like to see a spinoff book of?
This was a really interesting thriller, reminiscent of the movie Saw. Two people get kidnapped and are left with one gun, and no way out. Only one will get to live! Doesn’t that sound like Saw a bit? Right up my alley. Detective Helen Grace was a well thought out character. She is fierce and no-nonsense. She also has a BDSM side. There are a lot of twists and mind games in the book. I definitely want to read the rest of the series, or at least check out book 2.
What do you think? Is this the type of book you like to read?
Hey guys! I love going to the movies. Here are the movies I am hoping to see this month.
Which movies are you wanting to see this month?
I saw this on Paper Fury’s blog. It looks fun so I thought I would try it also.
20 Questions Book Tag
1. How many books are too many for a series?
On the one hand I prefer them not to have more than 3, but if the series is really good I also never want it to end, so there’s that.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
3. Hardcover or paperback?
Paperback preferred, although hardcover are nicer looking on my shelf.
4. Favorite book?
5. Least favorite book?
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Overall no, unless they are done in a unique and different way. I don’t like it when I normally can clearly see who is going to be picked.
7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
I can’t recall, but I do stop a lot of books if I am not immediately engrossed.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?
I didn’t like it
11. Newest book you’ve read by publication date?
12. Favorite author?
Holly Black and Chuck Palahniuk
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?
The Lord of the Rings. I liked the Hobbit, but I didn’t like the other books.
15. Bookmarks or dog ears?
16. A book you can always re-read?
Harry Potter series. Or Wintergirls
17. Can you read while listening to music?
Yes. I prefer it.
18. One POV or multiple?
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Depends on the length of the book. Usually multiple days.
20. Who do you tag?
Anyone who wants to do it!
I went and saw Alita: Battle Angel with my dad this week. IT WAS SO GOOD!
The CG was amazing. Alita: Battle Angel is set after The Fall in the year 2563. It starts with Dr. Ido finding a cyborg head in the junkyard. He rebuilds the cyborg, as she still has a fully intact human brain. He names her Alita, because she has amnesia. She befriends Hugo, and he shows her around the city, and Motorball. I loved it.
Hi boys and ghouls!
I am currently reading King of Scars. I have made it to page 143, chapter 9. Really loving this sequel.
If I finish it this month I plan on starting Eeny Meeny.
What are you reading this month?
Michelle at A Geek Girl‘s Guide posted this awesome Hogwarts tag so I thought I would do it also!
- What pet would you take to Hogwarts?
I would definitely want to take an owl!
- What school supply would you want to get first? (Books, wand, robes, etc.)
My wand!!!!! I am going to need that immediately.
- What house are you in?
- What core class would you love to take? (Astronomy, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Flying, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions, or Transfiguration)
Charms and Herbology
- What core class would you hate to take?
Potions. Way too hard, can you imagine?
- What elective would you take? (Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, Muggle Studies, or Ancient Runes?)
Can I take them all?? If I can only pick one I need , Care of Magical Creatures.
- What magical item do you want to own? (Remembrall, Marauder‘s Map, Invisibility Cloak, etc.)
Wizard‘s chess set
- What are you doing in your free time at Hogwarts?
- You‘re going to Hogsmeade! What is your first stop?
Honeyduke‘s for sure.
- What Hogwarts secret would you want to find? (Mirror of Erised, Room of Requirement, etc.)
Mirror of Erised
- Would you put your name in the goblet of fire?
- Would you join Dumbledore‘s Army?
- What spell do you want to master?
What magical career would you want to go into? (Pro Quidditch Player, Auror, Dragon Keeper, etc.)
- I’m Nox
- I’m 30
- Loves reading, tabletop gaming, and baking.
Nice to meet you. More soon.