Category: Bookish Things

Overpowered Characters: When They Are Too Much & When They Are Just Right

Overpowered Characters: When They Are Too Much & When They Are Just Right

Posted November 27, 2020 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

I hate Jean Grey. If you’re not an X-Men fan, you probably don’t know what I’m talking about.  Jean Grey, aka “The Dark Phoenix”, is a mutant with extremely powerful telekinetic and telepathic abilities.  If you saw the 2019 film Dark Phoenix starring Sophie Turner, you may remember Jean Grey as that-teen-who-stepped-out-into-space-without-a-helmet-and-used-all-her-superpowers-and-still-survived-because-she’s-Jean-Grey.  You only need to watch the movie for 10 minutes to know how the whole thing is going to play out. Characters like this frustrate me to no end. I mean… what’s the point?  Why have Beast and Cyclops and Charles Xavier and Mystique and all the rest when Jean […]

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Star Ratings:  Why They’re Important, & Why They Don’t Matter

Star Ratings: Why They’re Important, & Why They Don’t Matter

Posted November 23, 2020 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

People love to hate star ratings. It’s one of the biggest criticisms I hear about Goodreads (and one I feel myself) – a five star rating simply isn’t nuanced enough to give what feels like an accurate impression of the book.  For some of us, adding in the review section helps because there, we can vent our frustrations about why this book was really more like three and a half stars instead of four and how we wish that was an option. And I love reviews, I do.  I generally read a bunch before starting a new book.  But whether we like them […]

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Book Vs. Movie – Blood and Chocolate (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie – Blood and Chocolate (SPOILERS!)

Posted November 13, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

It’s sort of funny how different the movie of Blood and Chocolate is compared to the book.  Especially considering that their descriptions are basically the same.  This is the book’s description: Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf? Then Vivian […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award… Take 3

The Sunshine Blogger Award… Take 3

Posted November 9, 2020 in Bookish Things // 5 Comments

Good morning everyone! Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a really nice weekend and have a really nice day today. In August, Laura over at The Corner of Laura tagged me in the Sunshine Blogger Award!  This is the third time I’ve been nominated for this one and you can read my previous answers here and here.  I love this award – just the name is so cheerful!  Thank you so much to Laura for the nomination!  Also – she dropped a post side-eyeing the new Fantastic Beasts content back in October that was interesting reading, I recommend it. Rules […]

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Book vs. Movie: The Girl With All The Gifts

Book vs. Movie: The Girl With All The Gifts

Posted October 30, 2020 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

Today we’ll be taking a look at the movie The Girl With All The Gifts.  I read this book a couple months ago and although it was pretty tropey, I thought it was generally enjoyable.  However, I didn’t realize there was a movie until I finished the book, and not only was there a movie… but it was pretty well-received. Since this is a zombie movie, technically, it seemed appropriate for October! Initial observations – some minor changes.  For one, in casting Sennia Nanua as Melanie, they’ve changed the race of the main character (in the book she’s described as light-skinned […]

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