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
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
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!
Maybe you just got into reading. Maybe you want to start reading more. Maybe you’re behind on your Good-reads challenge. Maybe you love reading but just don’t have the time anymore! Whatever the case, here are some tips on how to read more: Carry a book everywhere. This is something I started doing so I…… Continue reading How to Read More
If you’re like me, you have reading lists that will never be completed. I will die before I read everything I want to–which is pretty much every book in the world. That being said, I own a fair amount of books now I haven’t gotten around to reading. Some are at my family home and…… Continue reading TBR Pile
I found this book tag for new bloggers by Homework and Horseplay. I thought I’d give it a try. 1. Why do you love to read? I love adventure. I love being transported to different worlds and being able to feel like I’m doing something big through the eyes of a protagonist. 2. Do you…… Continue reading Bookstagram Newbie Tag
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
Representation is extremely important in the roles of media and literature. Fortunately, I’ve been seeing a lot more representation of LGBTQ+ and POC lately, though there can always be more. One topic I find lacking among the popular culture though is that of disability. I was in a car accident with my family two years…… Continue reading Children’s Books About Disabilities
Today is book lover’s day in the USA as well as many other countries! The creator and origin of this unofficial holiday is yet unknown but the idea is take some time today to de-stress without technology and with a book. A day perfect for bibliophiles. Here are some fun facts on the history of…… Continue reading August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day!
For fun, I thought I’d look up August quirky national and international holidays that often go amiss. There’s actually a lot for August–national ice cream sandwich day, bow tie day, and underwear day, to name a few. But what I found interesting was the whole month of August is dedicated to Romance Awareness! According to…… Continue reading Romance Awareness Month