Category: Bookish Things

10 Series Books That are Just as Good (if not BETTER) Than Book One

10 Series Books That are Just as Good (if not BETTER) Than Book One

Posted June 9, 2021 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments

The bookish community is always taking about how they need to finish all the series they’ve started, and I am no exception to this rule.  In fact, over the last couple years my audiobook TBR is mostly made up of sequels and series books (to the extent I can borrow them).  That said, I also quit series sometimes.  Sometimes, you just gotta! Still, there are definitely series I’m glad I’ve stuck out.  We talk a lot about the “Book Two Blues” on this blog, but that’s not always the case.  Sometimes the second book in a duology, trilogy, or series […]

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Magic Must Have Consequences: A Smol Rant

Magic Must Have Consequences: A Smol Rant

Posted June 2, 2021 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

I read a lot of fantasy books.  Admittedly, these are mostly YA fantasy, but fantasy nonetheless.  And every once in a while, I come across one that should be a really good book, but completely fails to world building properly. I’ve spoken about world building in fantasy before and touched upon how integral it is to a good fantasy novel.  There are a lot of reason why a really solid world is important to fantasy, but there’s one aspect of world building that is particularly important me, and one that somehow gets missed … too often?  And that’s the thorough […]

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Book Vs. Movie: Moxie (2021) (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie: Moxie (2021) (SPOILERS!)

Posted May 26, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

When I read Moxie a couple years ago, I knew I was going to love it.  It was like that book was formulaically written for me, and I weep that it wasn’t available when I was a teen and struggling with and against so many of the things Mathieu addressed in the novel.  I was thrilled to hear Amy Poehler was getting involved and the film rights had been picked up.  Then I immediately forgot about it. Until Netflix dropped the movie. My loves, Netflix’s Moxie is not a movie to sleep on.  It’s a film that has a lot of energy, […]

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Book vs. Movie: Inkheart (2008) (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Movie: Inkheart (2008) (SPOILERS!)

Posted March 26, 2021 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

Full confession before I dig too deeply into this Book vs. Movie post – Inkheart is one of my favorite underappreciated cozy films.  I am so excited to write this post if for no other reason to share this largely forgotten film.  Is it a perfect movie?  Absolutely not.  It’s a bit outdated and there are some stiff moments and the beginning is a bit of a mess… but Inkheart has so much soul.  The magic tugs at all the strings of my imagination and the movie is generally so well cast… and the score!  Well, okay, let me tell you…. For […]

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Book Hauls, Privilege, Prioritization, & Moving On To Other Content

Book Hauls, Privilege, Prioritization, & Moving On To Other Content

Posted March 22, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Book hauls used to be pretty common on blogs. These days, I hardly see them anymore. There could be a few reasons for this.  Perhaps it’s just an “in the last year” thing.  After all, with all the book events being virtual and with people not going to bookstores so much and impulse bying everything, there’s likely fewer hauls to share.  Another possibility is that they’ve all gone to YouTube – I still see hauls frequently enough on BookTube. Or perhaps folks have taken a good hard look at that kind of content and decided it’s time to move on. […]

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