Category: Bookish Things

Book vs. TV Show:  Pretty Little Liars (S1E1) (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. TV Show: Pretty Little Liars (S1E1) (SPOILERS!)

Posted March 5, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

When it comes to Pretty Little Liars, you may be wondering why I’m only comparing one episode to the entire first book.  Why, my loves, that is because the Pretty Little Liars pilot contains everything in the first book of this series.  Well, almost everything, but lets just say that the events of the pilot cover enough of the Pretty Little Liars book that we end at the same place. My initial reaction to this was “thank goodness” because I didn’t like the book at all even though I knew that the show was incredibly popular.  The show, more than the book, was on my […]

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Opinion:  Romance Makes the LEAST Intriguing Dystopia Plot

Opinion: Romance Makes the LEAST Intriguing Dystopia Plot

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

I’ve always loved dystopian worlds, for as long as I remember.  It’s intriguing to see the world redrafting to an “ideal” state… and then watch it fall apart.  Over the years I’ve fallen in love with dystopian novels (Fahrenheit 451, Feed, The Hunger Games) and movies (The Island is my absolute favorite, but themes from The Matrix have stuck with me just as strongly) and as I get older, I find… I’m still not sick of this genre. I’m not sick of it… but to my tastes, I’ve learned there are some plots that pull me in more than others. In January, I […]

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7 Book Merch Sellers I Love

7 Book Merch Sellers I Love

Posted February 19, 2021 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

Over the years, I’ve spoken a little about the book boxes I’ve received, the bookish candle companies I like, and that feeling of having too much book swag.  In all that chatter, I don’t think I’ve ever outlined the companies I really do like and who I seek when I am looking for bookish merchandise.  Today, I wanted to take a little time to talk about some companies whose products I universally appreciate. For the purposes of this list, I am not including book box sellers like OwlCrate or Fairyloot, both of which I recommend, but I think book boxes are a […]

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Some Thoughts On Review Slamming, Especially When It’s Instigated By Authors

Some Thoughts On Review Slamming, Especially When It’s Instigated By Authors

Posted February 15, 2021 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments

A few months ago, one of the authors I follow on Instagram posted a series of stories calling out what her followers suggested – and she agreed – were “ridiculous reviews”.  Some of these were the usual “I didn’t read the book, but 1-star” reviews.  Others were things “I didn’t like this one, but I’m still going to read the sequel” and “I loved this book, 3-stars”.  The whole thread was 20-30 stories long, and months later, I’m still thinking about it, because it didn’t sit well with me. There’s a lot of things about this incident that didn’t sit […]

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Three Reasons to Go Back and Reread Books

Three Reasons to Go Back and Reread Books

Posted February 12, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

As a blogger, sometimes I feel guilty about rereading books.  There are so many books out there that I should be reading, and because I blog, those are all books I could be promoting.  As it stands, my TBR is over 1200 books – enough to keep me busy reading for twelve years at my pace, and that’s assuming I don’t add anything else to it – highly unlikely. So, with that virtual stack looming over me, sometimes rereading books make me feel guilty.  But it shouldn’t. Today, I want to offer three reasons why rereading books is not only […]

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