Ten Underrated Books That You Should Definitely Read

Ten Underrated Books That You Should Definitely Read

We all have those books that we randomly picked up one day, devoured, and then couldn’t stop thinking about. Books that sang to our hearts and spoke to our souls. And if you don’t have those types of books, then I’m so sorry. But I’m going to give you some that have done that for me…so maybe that’ll change for you soon enough. The sad thing about many books is that sometimes they fly under the radar. They don’t become New York Times Bestsellers and they aren’t made into movies or anything like that. But they’re still gems—beautiful, rare, and hard […]

Posted January 17, 2017
Top Ten Tuesday

9 Books Becoming TV Shows in 2017

9 Books Becoming TV Shows in 2017

It’s a new year, and with that comes many, many, many new movies and new TV shows that are based on those oh-so cherished things called books. I honestly think it’s so exciting to see how directors and writers interpret what’s on the page and translate it to a visual format. And I’m not one of those people who’s offended if something changes from book to screen; it’s a different format, a different medium, and it only makes sense to me that some things may change as a result. I was going to include a full list of all the book-to-screen adaptations, […]

Posted January 14, 2017
Discussion, Let's Talk Movies

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet: A Mini ARC Review

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet: A Mini ARC Review

When I first heard of this book, I wasn’t so sure. The cover definitely isn’t the best thing, and it sounds like a copycat of The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet from the Youtube Lizzie Bennet Diaries series. But it’s really not. And I’m glad that I read it. It was a pleasant surprise that I really enjoyed. BTW: I’ve seen a better alternate cover and a different title: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice. So I’m not sure which one came first. But here’s the other cover that’s on Goodreads: Definitely that’s better than the one on my copy though. […]

Posted January 9, 2017
Book Reviews

Six Thoughts About Collateral Beauty

Six Thoughts About Collateral Beauty

Okay, this movie. Collateral Beauty. I’ve been wanting to see it since I saw the trailer because I thought it sounded really intriguing. And Will Smith is almost always phenomenal. So I was excited. And I just went and saw it. And my excitement has transformed into all these conflicting feelings, mostly because my brain and my heart sometimes like to fight with each other (which is a-okay, in my opinion). Anyway, I’m going to mark all spoilers, so if you haven’t seen this, you can still read my review! And if you haven’t seen it or the trailer yet, watch that now! […]

Posted December 20, 2016
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Bookish Twitter: #ThanksgivingABook

Bookish Twitter: #ThanksgivingABook

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Thanksgiving freebie, so I thought I’d double up and post some of my favorite #ThanksgivingABook from Twitter yesterday. Because people are seriously so creative, and I’m grateful for these bookish twitter trends that happen all the time. Here are my ten favorite! The Catcher in the Pie #ThanksgivingABook pic.twitter.com/gxQrX0du9o — OsceolaLibrary (@OsceolaLibrary) November 21, 2016 Sisterhood of the Stretchy Pants #ThanksgivingABook — Beth Overmyer (@Bethyo) November 21, 2016 Fantastic Treats and Where to Eat Them #thanksgivingabook — Epic Reads (@EpicReads) November 21, 2016 The Picture of Dorian Gravy #ThanksgivingABook — Brandon Danger Hill (@Gutshot) November 21, […]

Posted November 22, 2016
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Non-Spoilery Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Non-Spoilery Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Guys guys guys guys guys. So I went and saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and I’m still just in awe. I just want to go see it again tonight, basically. I 100% loved it. These have been my two tweets since seeing it: I am BLOWN AWAY by #FantasticBeasts. Seriously. — Carlisa Cramer (@carlisajc) November 18, 2016 Current status: Daydreaming about a Newt Scamander — Carlisa Cramer (@carlisajc) November 18, 2016 And I hope I actually have coherent thoughts and things to say about it, but this might just end up being a rambling mess of my feelings and […]

Posted November 18, 2016
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