I love reading a great villain, and that is what you get with Satan in John Milton’s Paradise Lost. He is actually the hero of the epic because this is mostly his story. Milton’s twelve book epic focuses on the fall of angels and man, and it shows us humanized characters that seem beyond that in theology.
Aentee @ Read at Midnight is hosting #TheReadingQuest, which runs from August 13th to September 10th. This reading challenge is based on video-game quests. You pick a character and level them up by completing the squares on the given path. I invite you to join me and the rest of us who have signed up… Continue reading #TheReadingQuest Sign Up
Happy belated National Book Lover’s Day! (It was yesterday. ) In honor of this book-related holiday, we are to choose a book every book lover should read for this week’s Book Traveling Thursdays. I am choosing Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Though I think this book would be more loved by fanfiction lovers than book lovers, book… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: National Book Lover’s Day
Do you remember the teen girls who created Tampon Run, the game where you run and throw tampons at enemies? If you don’t, you missed out on that awesome news in 2014. Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done follows Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser on their Tampon Run journey, self-discovery, and computer programming.
It’s time for another 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest. On the first Saturday of every month, readers and bloggers connect the selected book for the month to six other books, forming a chain. The books don’t all have to be related; each book only has to be related to the books next to it… Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation from Pride and Prejudice to Soul Music
July was busy with schoolwork. That ate most of my free time for reading and blogging. Most of my reading (for fun) was devoted to Harry Potter Month, which was fun, but I would have liked more time to read novels. Book Reviews The Pants Project by Cat Clarke: 4/5 Stars Hostage by Guy Delisle:… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2017
Ever since it became available on Pottermore, a lot of Harry Potter fans have been sorted into their Ilvermorny houses. I have yet to see an Ilvermorny book tag, but that might be due to its blatant cultural appropriation. I am not here to talk about that today, but feel free to look into the discussion… Continue reading Ilvermorny House Book Tag [Original]
One of the greatest challenges of reading fanfiction is finding the gems among all the poorly written stories and the stories that have been abandoned. Of course, there are some gems among the abandoned stories, but it’s frustrating that they aren’t ever going to be completed. My OTP is Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter. Since… Continue reading Five Favorite Drarry Fanfics
In 1997, Christophe André was working for a humanitarian NGO in the Caucasus when he was kidnapped and held hostage by some Chechens. He finds himself trapped in a room, handcuffed to a radiator, not knowing when he will be rescued from this Hell. While trapped, he thinks about possible escape plans, keeps track of the date, and entertains himself with his knowledge of world history. Guy Delisle recounts Christophe’s story as he was told it through a graphic novel.
There are some things that we will always associate with a specific time and place in your life. Sometimes, those things are books. The point of the Time and Place Book Tag is to recall those books that you associate with a specific time and place in your life. Jen Campbell created the tag, and… Continue reading Time and Place Book Tag