Category: Bookish Things

Halloween Haunts: The Headless Horseman

Halloween Haunts: The Headless Horseman

I love October guys.  It’s such a perfectly spooky time of year, with foggy mornings, crisp evenings, and all the leaves turn orange.  The smell of wood smoke and apple crisp… it’s truly my favorite time of year.  I do recognize some morbid irony in the fact that as the leaves are dying, I feel my most alive. Every year in October, I do a quick piece about a famous Halloween-esque figure.  In previous years, I’ve used this time to talk about Mary Shelley, the legend of Dracula, and Stephen King… this year, I want to look at the Headless […]

Posted October 11, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //
Book vs. Movie:  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (SPOILERS!)

I’m going to open here with some honesty: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was one of the most satisfying book to film experiences I’ve ever had. Before we go any further, I do want to emphasize the quantity of spoilers to follow.  There will be a lot of spoilers.  It’s a bit difficult to talk about a movie adaptation without talking about the movie, so if you haven’t seen Scary Stories yet (especially since it just came to theatres at the end of August), please tread carefully.  Thanks, loves! Also, I do include some GIFs from the film in […]

Posted September 17, 2019 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
Book vs. Movie:  Girl, Interrupted

Book vs. Movie: Girl, Interrupted

I imagine that translating Girl, Interrupted from a series of personal essays to a full length feature film was a bit complicated.  The tone of the film would have to get Susanna Kaysen’s voice right, play proper respect to the topic, and the aesthetics of the era.  I’ve always liked Winona Ryder, and I saw the film ages before reading the book.  But I’ve also never read and watched them in close succession.  So let’s see how it does! So immediately I’m seeing detail inconsistencies.  In the beginning of the movie, Winona Ryder gives a short monologue about her condition, saying […]

Posted August 12, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //
Fact:  I Am Terrible At Marketing My Blog (This Is Not An Advice Post)

Fact: I Am Terrible At Marketing My Blog (This Is Not An Advice Post)

I have been blogging on-and-off since 2009.  In many ways, I don’t think that’s a fair date, and it’s the reason I don’t really celebrate a blogiversary – I didn’t commit to anything consistent until 2017.  Still, in that time I haven’t even amassed 1000 followers.  That seems like such an important number to me – as if “1000” will make me more of a legitimate blogger.  The sensible side of me knows that isn’t true – you can be a legitimate blogger as long as you have a blog… even if only your mom follows you (my mom does […]

Posted July 4, 2019 in Bookish Things // 18 Comments //
The Newbie’s Guide to BookCon aka my BookCon 2019 Experience

The Newbie’s Guide to BookCon aka my BookCon 2019 Experience

Sooo, I did a thing. A couple months ago, I let slip that my brother talked me into going to BookCon 2019 this year.  I’d heard a little about BookCon and other bookish conventions through Twitter, but I’m not deep into those spots in the blogosphere, so it wasn’t a desperate wishlist item for me.  I thought I would casually go and check it out, but after I started to research, it became readily apparent that this was gonna be some Comic Con level stuff, and I needed to up my game. Rather than just having a brag fest here […]

Posted June 10, 2019 in Bookish Things, Real World // 8 Comments //
Book vs. Film: A Wrinkle in Time (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Film: A Wrinkle in Time (SPOILERS!)

This movie was such a hot mess for me.  The plot was so messy and conformed to YA Contemporary standards where this is a classic YA fantasy novel… it just made me so sad in so many ways.  I’m going to go through the story now, and this is super ranty because I was typing as I watched… so be prepared! If you go back and read my review of A Wrinkle in Time, you’ll see I said one of my favorite parts of the book – of any book ever actually – was the first chapter.  Meg’s unsettled feelings […]

Posted May 31, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //