My Lady Jane: A Book Review

My Lady Jane: A Book Review

I loved My Lady Jane. I fell in love with it as soon as I read the dedication: For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door. And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history. That really sets the tone for the entire novel. And FYI: This doesn’t have anything to do with Jack’s needless death in Titanic.  Basically, the Lady Janies (as the three authors call themselves) decided that Lady Jane Grey’s life wasn’t fair. In reality, she was Queen of England for nine days before she was beheaded by Mary. […]

Posted August 13, 2016
Book Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Script Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Script Review

It’s taken me a week to fully process my thoughts about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And when I say “fully process,” I really mean, “I partially have a grasp over the mess of emotions I’ve been feeling.” But it’s been a week, so I just have to write down my convoluted thoughts before I lose them completely. At this point, I think it’s fair to tell you that I’m going to try my hardest not to use spoilers. I think it’ll be hard, though. But when I do use them, I’ll always mark them, leaving you the choice whether or not you […]

Posted August 12, 2016
Book Reviews

Bookish Twitter: #BookOlympics

Bookish Twitter: #BookOlympics

Bookish Twitter is the best kind of Twitter. We’re awesome, opinionated, and passionate. And witty and clever. Which all combines when the community comes up with great trending hashtags. When paired with the Olympics, we’re unstoppable. I noticed today that #BookOlympics started trending, and I had to jump on board and showcase some of my favorites!   The Vault in Our Stars #BookOlympics pic.twitter.com/7D7G6MFI8p — Chronicle Books (@ChronicleBooks) August 10, 2016 Lord of the Fly#BookOlympics #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/d6b1RXjkMa — Trina’sTerseTales (@TeenTerseTales) August 10, 2016 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Badminton Day #BookOlympics — Stephanie Lucianovic (@grubreport) August 10, 2016 […]

Posted August 11, 2016
#BookishTwitter

Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

Today’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is Rewind! Or basically we can do any prompt from the past that we missed or want to do again…which is fun and gives me too many a lot of things to choose from. But I decided to go with Books that I loved, but that I didn’t review. And I’m sticking with books that I’ve read since book blogging (since any book from before was never reviewed). Because sometimes I finish a book, and I just don’t want to write a review. It happens, okay? But I’m going to give them some love here. So let’s […]

Posted August 9, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday

Quality Fangirls’ Disney Book Tag

Quality Fangirls’ Disney Book Tag

For today’s Summer Blog Promo Tour, I’m hosting the Quality Fangirls! So let’s just have at it, shall we? I’m so happy to be on Carlisa’s blog today! I was feeling a bit Disney, so I figured I’d do this tag I’ve had laying around! I don’t remember who it’s from or if anyone has tagged me, but feel free to do it too and let us know! Here are my picks, with a short little blurb! Little Mermaid Character who is out of their element or a fish out of water Andie from the Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. She never thought […]

Posted August 7, 2016
Book Tag, Events

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