Category: Discussion

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

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

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

Why Book Blogging Is Still Great…Take Two

Why Book Blogging Is Still Great…Take Two

Whenever there’s drama in the book blogging universe, I get this pit in my stomach. I start doubting why I’m doing this. Why I put so much time and effort into something that sometimes doesn’t seem to give me back anything anything positive in return. Why, why, why. I could spend that time reading more. I could spend it doing homework (that I should be doing anyway), watching new movies, spending time with friends. I could be learning something new or taking walks or basically anything. Those are the things I start thinking. And then I get a tweet like this: @carlisajc@bbookrambles@BriannaShrum@skizzles22 You’re all amazing. Like, […]

Posted July 7, 2016
Discussion

Why I Started Book Blogging…And Why It’s Still So Great

Why I Started Book Blogging…And Why It’s Still So Great

Hey guys. If you’re a book blogger and if you’ve been on Twitter throughout yesterday…you’d know that there was some drama and there was some a lot of tension between authors and publicists and bloggers alike. It was kind of the worst. Drama happens in any community, and the book blogging community is definitely no exception. Personally, I am one of those people that 150% hates confrontations. I don’t like them and they make me nervous. So I don’t get involved. But I felt like I had something to say about this. And I actually had another post scheduled for today, but […]

Posted January 20, 2016
Discussion

Reading YA as an Adult: Survey Results

Reading YA as an Adult: Survey Results

SO, if you didn’t see…I’m in a Young Adult literature class right now. Which is awesome. Because if what I read can be put and studied in a University-level course, then I’m justified, right? Anyways, we’re doing a paper that can be able anything YA-related. My professor’s only stipulation is that the topic is something we’re genuinely curious about. We start with a question and explore it. And as a book blogger, I see many, many, many adults who read almost all YA. I’m 20 and I read almost all YA. My mom will read whatever books I tell her to read, which […]

Posted September 27, 2015
Discussion, Let's Talk