A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

One of my best friends is an avid reader and often reads voraciously in a very short period. She took a few days off of work with the goal to read 10 books. This sounded like fun, so I thought I'd join her in trying to read 10 books before my classes started a few … Continue reading A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature, brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Happy Halloween! It's so strange--as a kid you're excited about Halloween no matter what day of the week it falls on, but as an adult I feel like I'm usually more excited about the weekend closest to it. This … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie

Reading Challenge #52: A Book Based on Mythology

Title: Ragnarok Author: A.S. Byatt How it fulfills the challenge: This book is an adaptation of the Norse end of the world myth (Ragnarok) Genre: Fiction (maybe could be considered fantasy? Literary Fantasy...) Quick Description: A detailed and almost poetic interpretation of a Norse myth with amazing imagery and a complex look at good and evil, power and … Continue reading Reading Challenge #52: A Book Based on Mythology

Reading Challenge #28: A Novel Set During Wartime

Title: Victory of Eagles Author: Naomi Novik How it fulfills the challenge: This book takes place during the Napoleonic wars, though the battles that are depicted never actually happened. Genre: Fantasy Quick Description: In the 5th book of the Temeraire series, the dragon's captain, Laurence, has been branded a traitor and Temeraire has been sent to the breeding grounds, no … Continue reading Reading Challenge #28: A Novel Set During Wartime

From Page to Screen: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I'm totally fascinated by (some might say obsessed with) adaptation. If you believe, as I do, that nothing is truly original, then pretty much every cultural product is some form of adaptation or interpretation. I think of it as an extremely creative process: how to make unfamiliar the familiar (fairy tale adaptation); how to bring … Continue reading From Page to Screen: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Reading Challenge #18: A Book You’ve Read Before that Never Fails to Make You Smile

  Title: The Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern How it fulfills the challenge: The Night Circus is one of those books that uses its imaginative and fantastical powers to charm and delight. The circus Morgenstern creates is one that I would love to experience. It's a book that made me happy the first time I read it, and … Continue reading Reading Challenge #18: A Book You’ve Read Before that Never Fails to Make You Smile

Top Ten Tuesday: 7 Great Books My Mom Recommended

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about book recommendations. I've read lots of great books that people suggest to me, so I wasn't sure how to narrow down this topic until I thought about the one person with whom I … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 7 Great Books My Mom Recommended

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite 2016 Reads Set Outside of the US

Just realized this post did not go through last week! My apologies. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This is an awesome topic because, speaking as an American, so much of the content we consume is U.S.A. centric, and features mainly white, male characters. So this is a … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite 2016 Reads Set Outside of the US

Top Ten Tuesday: In Which it Is Described How My Enjoyment of Certain Books Has Changed Over Time…Or Not

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from the book lovers over at The Broke and the Bookish. So I sort of struggled with today's topic, which was 10 books that you've changed your opinion about over time. I have to be honest, my opinion of books doesn't usually change all that much. In fact, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: In Which it Is Described How My Enjoyment of Certain Books Has Changed Over Time…Or Not

Top Ten Tuesday: A Song of Ice and Fire: Characters I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. So I am fairly obsessed with both the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and its HBO counterpart, Game of Thrones. I'm used to a new season coming out at the end of March, so imagine my not-so-happy feelings at … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: A Song of Ice and Fire: Characters I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With