When Watching Movies Leads to a Re-Read Craving

When Watching Movies Leads to a Re-Read Craving

Let me set a situation up for you: You’re hanging out with some of your friends on a weeknight. “You wanna watch a movie?” one of them asks. You reply with an enthusiastic, “Sure!” You all go to pick out a movie, and your friends pick one that you haven’t seen in ages but that you really love. You’ve also read the book that the movie was adapted from, and you tell your friends so in a slight “Yeah, I’m pretty cool” tone. You all sit down. You watch. You re-live the moments that you loved the first time around. Maybe […]

Posted July 27, 2016
Discussion

Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do Or Learn

Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do Or Learn

One of the best things about books and words in my opinion is their power to evoke real feelings and to move people to real action. These words—literally just ink on a page—can make someone laugh, cry, smile, frown, remember, and hope. Words can do everything from inspiring revolutions to bringing warmth to a young girl’s heart. They’re powerful. That’s why I love today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt: Ten Things Books Have Made You Want to Do After Reading. So let’s get started, shall we? Learn Portuguese The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace The Storyspinner has Portuguese elements and phrases strewn throughout its […]

Posted July 26, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday

The Royalty Book Tag! | Starring Melissa

The Royalty Book Tag! | Starring Melissa

For today’s Summer Blogger Promo Tour, Melissa from the Reader and the Chef and I created a Royalty Book Tag together! I’ve never created a tag before, so it was super fun to do. I’m over on her blog today with my answers for the tag, so you should definitely check that out too. But here we go with a short intro to the tag: The Royalty Book Tag was created by Carlisa at Confessions of Carlisa and Melissa at the Reader and the Chef—two book bloggers who love reading and love swoony princes. And now here are Melissa’s answers to […]

Posted July 24, 2016
Book Tag, Events

My Excitement for Fantasic Beasts | Potterhead July

My Excitement for Fantasic Beasts | Potterhead July

I’m writing this as part of Potterhead July—an event that Aentee from Read at Midnight set up! Let me just take you on my own little Harry Potter journey. In fourth grade, I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and I was immediately taken. At that point, the first five books had already been published, and I ate them up. Then when the sixth and seventh books came out, I’d go and buy them the day of publication and read them in one or two days—staying up late, late, late. I remember once I fell asleep reading the last one and […]

Posted July 24, 2016
Bookish Thoughts, Let's Talk Movies

Uprooted by Naomi Novik: A Book Review

Uprooted by Naomi Novik: A Book Review

Uprooted by Naomi Novik is going to go down as one of those all-time best fantasy/fairytale books. It’s beautiful and so unique and just feels like home, you know? Anyway, let’s talk about it. This book received a ton of hype when it came out last year. So. Much. Hype. So much so that I listened and ordered the UK version because the cover was so beautiful. Just look at it up there! You can’t tell, but the gold actually shines. I mean, the US version is also super beautiful, look: Cool, huh? The cover are both pretty different, but they’re both really unique and intricate and […]

Posted July 22, 2016
Book Reviews

Top Books Set Outside the US

Top Books Set Outside the US

Hello, hello my beautiful readers. I am happy hear to shine a light on some books that shine a light on a lot of you. At least where you may live. That’s one of the things I really like about book blogging, actually. I get to (virtually) meet so many people from countries that aren’t the United States—an opportunity I probably won’t have otherwise. So without further ado, this week’s TTT prompt is Ten Books Set Outside the US. So let’s have it, shall we? Side note: I’m not including all the British literature I’ve read in my classes because that’d be a […]

Posted July 19, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday