Category: Bookish Thoughts

My Tips on How to Enjoy Reading Plays

My Tips on How to Enjoy Reading Plays

I’ve seen a lot of discord about the new Harry Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, simply because it’s a play. And I understand the frustration. As an English major, I’ve definitely read my fair share of drama throughout high school and college. And they’re harder to get while reading—because they’re not meant to be read. They’re meant to be watched and performed. We’re meant to catch nuances in how the actors say things and in their facial expressions and body language. We’re meant to hear music that will direct our thoughts and emotions. We’re meant to be influenced by […]

Posted August 3, 2016
Bookish Thoughts, Discussion

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

What Do These Letters Even Mean?: The Acronyms of Book Blogging

What Do These Letters Even Mean?: The Acronyms of Book Blogging

A few months ago, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I saw a tweet that made me stop for a minute or two. Lillie and Mariam were having a little bookish conversation…but I couldn’t figure out what exactly Mariam was saying. Here’s a screenshot and maybe you can see why: There are five acronyms in that one tweet. Which I applaud Mariam for because we only have 140 characters and we gotta do what we gotta do, right? But I had no idea what they meant. I figured out a couple of them…and some of them are book titles that I’m still not […]

Posted June 15, 2016
Bookish Thoughts

What Book Bloggers Actually Do

What Book Bloggers Actually Do

A few days ago, my sister-in-law posted this picture on my Facebook wall…and I thought it was hilarious: This is basically the life of a book blogger. We read books, we touch books, we review books, we research books, we do all these things. Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes. BUT there’s a lot more to us, you know? We have depth, us book bloggers. We are complex creatures with different interests and hobbies and feelings and thoughts. You know in those meme things, where it’s like “What I Think I’m Doing,” “What My Mom Thinks I’m Doing,” “What My Friends […]

Posted January 22, 2016
Bookish Thoughts

Extraordinary Books that Started as Humble Nanowrimo Novels

Extraordinary Books that Started as Humble Nanowrimo Novels

November is almost over. BAH. What the heck. Anyway, with November came the ever-so-popular and simultaneously ever-so-stressful event known as Nanowrimo, or National Novel Writing Month. The point is basically to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Which can seem like a pretty daunting task, but it’s pretty awesome if you ask me. Although I’ve never actually done it myself (it’s on my bucket list, don’t you worry). But there have been some amazing novels written and published that are the products of Nanowrimo. Seriously, some of these are all-time favorites of mine. So I just wanted to spotlight some of them that I […]

Posted November 30, 2015
Bookish Thoughts, Let's Talk

Horror-fying Books | What If These Books Were Horror Novels?

Horror-fying Books | What If These Books Were Horror Novels?

Today I am lucky enough to be a part of Great Imagination’s annual Blogger Trick or Treat. AND I AM SO EXCITED *squeals*. The purpose of this event is just to have a daily Halloween post on different blogs for a week. We’ll share some candy with you in each post and then, at the end of the week, you can enter Great Imagination’s giveaway using the candy we gave you. [Disclaimer: I am not actually sending you a piece of candy. I apologize profusely for this] SO, it’s bound to be really fun. But it’s also very open-ended for us bloggers. A […]

Posted October 23, 2015
Bookish Thoughts, Events