Classics · Poetry · Review

Paradise Lost by John Milton | Epic Poetry with a Great Villain

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.

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Book Traveling Thursdays: National Book Lover’s Day

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

Nonfiction · Review · Young Adult

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales & Sophie Houser

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.

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Six Degrees of Separation from Pride and Prejudice to Soul Music

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

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Ilvermorny House Book Tag [Original]

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]

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Five Favorite Drarry Fanfics

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

Graphic Novel · Nonfiction · Review

Hostage by Guy Delisle

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.