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
Let's Talk Movies

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
#BookishTwitter, Top Ten Tuesday

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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Top Ten Classic Movies I Still Need to Watch

Top Ten Classic Movies I Still Need to Watch

Yaaaay, I’m here. I’m writing. I’m participating in the book blogging community again! Seriously the last time I posted was September something. It’s now Mid-November, so it’s time to return. It’s just been busy. I’m hoping to write a post about what I’ve been up to. But for now? Let’s talk classic movies. Movies. They’re the best, right? I always try to discuss movies on here if I have enough to say. And sometimes . . . I have quite a lot to say. And I go to see movies fairly often. I love the movie theater and the experience of […]

Posted November 15, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday

A Shadow Bright and Burning: an ARC Review

A Shadow Bright and Burning: an ARC Review

I was so excited to receive the ARC of A Shadow Bright and Burning in the mail. I’d heard such good things and the cover was beautiful and the plot sounded so unique. I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked it. So let’s talk about it, shall we? My Review First, I loved the main character, Henrietta Howel. She had this strong,  fiery (lol) personality. (Sidenote: Why is “fiery” spelled differently than “fire”??? Okay, anyway). I just really liked her. I felt she was really believable and honest. She kind of has it rough. She starts out as kind of a governess at this strict school, and there are […]

Posted September 28, 2016
Book Reviews