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

Books That Would Make Great Musicals

I love reading. I love musical theatre. What is all this talk of making books into movies and tv shows? Wouldn’t it be much more epic if our favorite books were made into hit Broadway shows? Here are some books I think would be great for the stage. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee…… Continue reading Books That Would Make Great Musicals

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

Best Book Covers

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

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!

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?