Bookish Playlist: Balls and Ballgowns

When you think of fantasy and fairy-tales, what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s the royal ball that is so popular in fairy-tale retellings. It’s very Cinderella-like, in which the main character is dressed in a splendid ball gown and the floor is swept in people waltzing, the violin quartet in the…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Balls and Ballgowns

5 Books that Should Become Classics

Books we consider classics today were once pop culture, books that the average person read. Some people used to look down on them for reading something so ‘modern.’ Today’s pop culture is full of amazing literature that could stand the test of ages. Here is my prediction and opinion of what could become classics. Harry…… Continue reading 5 Books that Should Become Classics

Game of Thrones Book Tag

I found another book tag to do! Perhaps I’m doing all of this wrong by finding old tags and doing them, even though they’re outdated and I haven’t been tagged, but it’s fun for me so…I’m going to do it anyway! *spoilers ahead for: ACOTAR, Game of Thrones, Shadow and Bone I really wanted to…… Continue reading Game of Thrones Book Tag

Bookish Discussion: Required Reading

In every school I know of, kids are required to read certain books throughout the year, handpicked by the district curriculum. Some schools even require that kids read specific books over the summer. Now summer reading was one of the highlights of my summers, showing again what a total nerd I am. Each year we…… Continue reading Bookish Discussion: Required Reading

Book List: Wizard of Oz Retellings

Retellings is my favorite subgenre ever. I’m a sucker for fantasy and fairy-tales, so a good retelling of an old classic is heaven to me. But where to start? There are so many tales that could be retold. So, why not start with the great wizard? With the retellings of the story I was obsessed…… Continue reading Book List: Wizard of Oz Retellings

Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Virago Press)

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Last night, I finally finished du Maurier’s famous classic novel, Rebecca. The book was first published in 1938, but my particular copy had been reprinted by Virago Press in 2003. There were parts of the book that dragged for me, but in all honesty, that’s probably because I forced myself to read a classic while…… Continue reading Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Virago Press)