Palm Sunday is in a few days, which means that Easter is almost here. It’s also time to start planning an Easter Egg Hunt, and it can be bookish. I went on many an Easter Egg Hunt inside my house because there was too much snow on the ground at that time of year. My… Continue reading 3 Types of Bookish Easter Egg Hunts
We just finished reading Fantine: Book Four, a.k.a. “Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away,” last Thursday for the Les Mis Readalong. It was pretty short, which makes it easier for me to take the time to reflect on it as a whole. It has made me think about how it relates to what we read… Continue reading Entrusting Sometimes Means Giving Away: Connecting the Thenadiers to the beginning of Les Mis
Book Blogger Hop I was looking for an excuse to make this list more than a week into 2018, and the Book Blogger Hop gave it to me. To quote Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, “The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend… Continue reading Top 5 Books of 2017
In the online book community, we often talk about buying and selling ARCs. As far as I’ve seen, most agree that it’s unethical. I tend to agree, but there are always new situations that make you think about this more, like buying and selling them used. I’ve been disturbed for a few years that the… Continue reading Buying and Selling Used ARCs
When I go to the library to find a new novel to read, I expect the books to be alphabetical by author then by title. I don’t like this system only because it breaks up the order of a series: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes before Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Twilight… Continue reading The Fault in Our Rainbow Bookshelves
I’ve read a few posts over the last month and a half that frequently state not to bash the book or author but to give constructive criticism in a book review. It is true that bashing is not okay, but if you want the opportunity to hate on a book, give your readers a warning… Continue reading Constructive Criticism Does Not Belong in a Book Review
“Get two for the price of one!” At least, that’s the implied message of books that contain two or more novels in one book. Most of the graphic novels and manga that I read have multiple episodes or chapters in one volume. I seldom have a problem with reviewing graphic novels with chapters because each… Continue reading How do you review 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or Infinity-in-1 books?
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
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t remember the Hogwarts Library having a fiction collection. I know it’s a school library, so there has to be a lot of nonfiction available for student research. But surely there are plenty of students who want to read fiction between study sessions and classes. I don’t even remember… Continue reading Where is the fiction section of the Hogwarts Library?
Last month, everyone was celebrating May the 4th, and TBS celebrated it by putting the first six Star Wars movies On Demand. I had never watched any of the Star Wars movies until then. I decided to try them over one week, so I watched the first three movies, following release order (Episodes IV-VI). Long story… Continue reading Star Wars Ruined Eragon for Me