My Problem With Fairytale Retellings

This was going to be a review for The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg, but I’ll confess I only got two stories in before I gave up trying to struggle my way through. It’s not that it’s a horrible collection of stories; it’s just bad fairytale retellings. And it got me … Continue reading My Problem With Fairytale Retellings

Good Movie Adaptations of Books that are Nothing Like Their Sources

Let’s face it: Hollywood loves twisting beloved books into horrible adaptations. I can probably count on one hand the movies that were truly good and faithful adaptations of their source material. However, that does not mean that the movies are necessarily bad just because they are horrible adaptations. Today I’m going to share some of … Continue reading Good Movie Adaptations of Books that are Nothing Like Their Sources

Books I’m Excited for May, 2018

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Retelling Release date: May 1st, 2018 This is a debut novel. Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants to get off the spaceship she’s been stuck on her entire life. She takes the job as a governess on the ship Rochester, captained by the notorious recluse Hugo Fairfax. … Continue reading Books I’m Excited for May, 2018

My Top 10 Books Set in Another County

  Recently I had two of the blogs I follow feature “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place in Another Country” (they are Lit Lens—post here—and The Limit of Books Does Not Exist—post here). Since I don’t post on Tuesdays but I still wanted to do this, I’m doing it today instead—minus the cool ring … Continue reading My Top 10 Books Set in Another County

Books I Read March, 2018

I read way too many books this month, going from 14 books last month to 23 books this month. So…yeah, I may have a problem (my reading addiction is getting worse, guys!). Though, in my defense, some of these were short stories! 1 star • The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay (released Nov. 2017) • … Continue reading Books I Read March, 2018

Things I’m Totally Obsessed With: March, 2018

I'm starting a new series near the end of the month, where I share some of the things I am obsessed with during that month. Yay! Song: The Night We Met (originally by Lord Huron, cover by Trevor Holmes) My New Salt Lamp! TV Show: The Flame’s Daughter (Chinese, starring Dilraba Dilmurat, Vic Chou, and Vin … Continue reading Things I’m Totally Obsessed With: March, 2018

Most Memorable Book Villains

Let’s face it: everyone loves a good villain (even if we hate him/her too). I personally have always liked villains, both for their depth and simply their interesting characters. Since I was a small child, movie villains like Basil Rathbone’s Sir Guy of Gisborne in 1938’s “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and book villains like … Continue reading Most Memorable Book Villains

Books I’m Excited for April, 2018

My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Curran Kitty Genre: Fiction, Romance, Historical Release date: April 3, 2018 I’m usually not a fan of romance novels of any kind, but the format of this one caught my eye. What I love about many video games that books lack is the power of choice. You … Continue reading Books I’m Excited for April, 2018