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)

Fictional Relationship Superlatives

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

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!

Places for Literary Lovers

So, the one thing I love as much as reading and writing is traveling. I want to travel the whole world. I’m going to go everywhere someday. On my bucket list are a few book-inspired placs. Hay-on-Wye, South Wales This town has over twenty bookstores in niche categories like children’s, historical, and vintage. There is…… Continue reading Places for Literary Lovers

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