You know in high school when people were voted “most likely to succeed” and “most talented”? Or was it just my high school that did that? Well, I thought it would be fun to look at some fictional couples and friendships and do the same! Some spoilers may be ahead but I’ll do my best…… Continue reading Fictional Relationship Superlatives
November 18 is national princess day! This day has graced our history ever since The Swan Princess came out in 1994. Since then, this day is used to celebrate the princess in all of us. This year, to celebrate, I am giving a list of books that feature some awesome princesses. Seriously, Cinderella Is SO…… Continue reading It’s Princess Day!
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
I normally hate when people start celebrating Christmas early. In fact, I’m still in Halloween mode! But, it’s no secret that buying gifts early is the best way to get all you can, especially as Black Friday is approaching. Here’s a list of some ideas of what to get your book-nerd friends this holiday season.…… Continue reading 20 Bookish Gifts
I’m not only a reader–I also enjoy creative writing. Lately, I’ve been exploring different poetry forms and styles and like to share some with you. Today, I want to focus on the style of the Villanelle. The villanelle originated in Spanish and Italian dance songs and would speak of pastoral or rustic themes–originally the Italian…… Continue reading A Pinch of Poetry: The Villanelle
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
The popular saying is “don’t judge a book by its cover” but we all do. A cover intrigues. It’s the thing that gets us to pick up the book and at least read the back to see what it’s about. It tells about the genre or the character. Listed ahead are some of my favorite…… Continue reading Best Book Covers
It’s October, which for me is the best time of the year. I love Halloween and all the things this month brings. The leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice flavors everything, people get dressed up as someone else, and there’s haunts on every corner. If you too love spooky season, but this year haven’t quite…… Continue reading Spooky Season Reads
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
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!