Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (JOVE: Berkley)

This is the month of reading popular books it seems. Or the month of reading romances. I suppose that probably should’ve been last month but…*shrugs* It took me less than 48 hours to read The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (published by Berkley), a new-adult romance with the fake dating trope. *swoons* Olive needs to…… Continue reading Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (JOVE: Berkley)

Bookish Playlist: Friends to Lovers

Another day, another playlist. Though I know some think of friends to lovers as a boring trope, I’ve always thought it was cute. As a kid, I wished I lived next door to a cute boy my age that I could be friends with and eventually fall in love. Friends to lovers reminds me of…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Friends to Lovers

My Fictional Bucket List

I live vicariously through fictional characters. But, these are all things I would do if I could. Ride in the Impala with Sam and Dean from Supernatural. Fly in the Tardis with the Doctor from Doctor Who. Preferably the 11th Doctor, though 10 is also great. Visit the Beast’s Library from Beauty and the Beast.…… Continue reading My Fictional Bucket List

Book Review: A Cuckoo’s Calling

I recently finished reading A Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling. I originally wanted to read this because it was written by Rowling and I adored Harry Potter. I got the book as a Christmas gift a few years ago and have put off reading it until now. The thing is, I read…… Continue reading Book Review: A Cuckoo’s Calling

Bookish Board Games

If you’re like me, you’re idea of socializing is playing some nerdy board game with your close friends. Especially in this time when we can’t exactly go out, board games are a great way to bond with your family or housemates. Ahead is a list of some literary-inspired board games that I found on the…… Continue reading Bookish Board Games

September 27-October 3 2020 is Banned Books Week!

Happy Banned Books Week! This annual celebration, which began in 1982, is dedicated to freedom of expression and the freedom to read and looks at all the books that have been banned for one reason or another. This event was launched around the same time as the court case Island Tree Schools District v. Pico,…… Continue reading September 27-October 3 2020 is Banned Books Week!

Book vs Movie: The Hunger Games

My philosophy is that the book is always better. I even have a pin that says that! But some film adaptations are better than others. And some film adaptations are more popular than others. One trilogy that swept popular culture was The Hunger Games and I was obsessed, to the point I tweeted countdown quotes…… Continue reading Book vs Movie: The Hunger Games

Do YA books have merit?

Yes. In my opinion, they do. I think reading is reading and you shouldn’t be ashamed for liking what you like. However, some people think otherwise. Some people “hmm” and “haw” at the idea of reading young adult or “teen” novels. They think that it is not as sophisticated as classics or nonfiction books. As…… Continue reading Do YA books have merit?

Book Quotes

Over the past decade or so, I’ve been trying to jot down the best quotes from the books I read–quotes that take my breath away. I forget to write these down a lot, but I have collected quite a few. Recently I uncovered the notebook I had kept these quotes in and wanted to share…… Continue reading Book Quotes