Category: Let’s Talk

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

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

Let’s Talk Movies: Finding Dory

Let’s Talk Movies: Finding Dory

It’s here. It’s real. The sequel to my childhood. Finding Dory was released this past weekend, and I jumped on the opportunity and watched it Saturday night. And long story short: I loved it. It was funny and endearing and thought-provoking and sweet and much deeper than I thought it was going to be. That’s what I kind of love about Disney animation recently. Or animation in general. I have a blog post on this in its entirety brewing…but I feel like animation is being used as a children’s movie on its most basic level and as a commentary on social issues on its […]

Posted June 20, 2016
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

Let’s Talk Movies: Ten Reasons You Should Go See the Jungle Book

Let’s Talk Movies: Ten Reasons You Should Go See the Jungle Book

I DID IT. I just went and saw The Jungle Book, and I super loved it. It was fun; it was action-packed; it was everything it could’ve been. But we’ll get to that later. I honestly probably haven’t seen the cartoon version since I was five or six, so I couldn’t tell you much about the plot going in. But I was still very excited…because if you know anything about me, you’d know that I’m all about these Disney remakes. I get to relive my childhood in amazing CGI, and what more could you ask for, really? Anyway, here are ten reasons why […]

Posted April 27, 2016
Let's Talk Movies

My Reflections after a Year of Blogging (+ Giveaway)

My Reflections after a Year of Blogging (+ Giveaway)

Holy moly, me-oh-my. It’s been a year since I made my blog solely about books. One whole year. Three-hundred and sixty-five days. In actuality, it’s been more than that, but I wasn’t sure on the exact date. I just judged it off of my first TTT post which was a year from this past Tuesday. It’s hard to know because I was blogging long before that, but it wasn’t until February sometime last year that I became a “book blog.” I wanted to reflect on some things that I’ve learned since I started blogging, since, you know, I’m all wise and mature […]

Posted February 25, 2016
Random Thoughts and Confessions