Category: Bookish Things

Book vs. Movie: Mismatched (When Dimple Met Rishi)

Book vs. Movie: Mismatched (When Dimple Met Rishi)

Posted January 19, 2022 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

Did you know there’s a Netflix adaptation of When Dimple Met Rishi? Most adaptations that are not widely circulated in the United States don’t gain a lot of chatter and traction in the bookish community (to my experience). Mismatched aired on Netflix India in late 2020 and was approved for a second season in March 2021. It’s a light teen drama, reminiscent but not the same as the books. In episode one, we experience the parallel to the very beginning of the book – the “When Dimple Met Rishi” moment and yes, the iced coffee incident is definitely still there. […]

How to Do Everything You Can to Not Support She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named at Universal Studios Florida

How to Do Everything You Can to Not Support She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named at Universal Studios Florida

Posted January 14, 2022 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

If you’re thinking about heading to a Universal Studios park – any Universal Studios park, not just Florida! – you’re in for a lot of fun and adventure. While I personally enjoy a lot of different aspects of the parks, most people are flocking to Universal for one very specific section – the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Although this section of the Florida park opened over a decade ago, it remains the busiest section of the park to a shocking extent – it’s extremely challenging to walk around in both Hogsmeade and wizarding London because there are people everywhere. […]

Let’s Discuss Discussions!

Let’s Discuss Discussions!

Posted January 12, 2022 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments

Good morning my beautiful monsters. I hope the week has been treating you well and bringing much joy! Today, I wanted to talk a little about book blog discussions and why they are the best posts. In doing this, I’m also announcing that I’ll be participating in the 2022 Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. These two bloggers have run a discussion challenge for the last seven years and it’s still going strong! How cool is that? Props to both of them! If y’all have been here for a […]

Everyone Should Read YA Books

Everyone Should Read YA Books

Posted December 22, 2021 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

Every YA reader knows the old “why are you reading young adult books, aren’t those for kids?” conversation. Up until the last few years I skirted around recommending books or talking about what I read because I felt as through I read in a genre that most people wouldn’t be interested in. The online book community has helped alleviate some of that awkwardness for me, but more than anything, the books speak for themselves. I have gone from a “oh yeah it’s a YA book” person to a “YOU SHOULD READ THIS, IT’S YA, AND IT’S MAGNIFICENT” person. Why? How? […]

We Need to Be Reading Books About the Jim Crow Era… and Here’s Why

We Need to Be Reading Books About the Jim Crow Era… and Here’s Why

Posted December 15, 2021 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

Through the last year, I’ve been trying to diversify my reading. That means reading a lot more books by Black authors. It means meant reading a lot of modern non-fiction books about systemic and individual racism in the United States. It’s all heartbreaking and educational. During this journey, I’ve learned about disproportionate attention paid to Black women in the endless fight for equality. I’ve learned how the prison system is specifically designed to target minorities. I’ve read fiction books about social eugenics, Black disabled peoples, what it means to be Black and asexual, and so much more. I’ve read biographies […]