Category: Bookish Things

Book Vs. TV Show:  The Rook (Pilot Episode)

Book Vs. TV Show: The Rook (Pilot Episode)

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to discover The Rook, a fun paranormal series that takes place in England and features Myfanwy Thomas – a young woman with extraordinary abilities and complete amnesia. I was surprised and delighted to see a preview for the television adaptation pop up when I was messing around on my smart TV earlier this year, and knew I wanted to give it a try. I mean, while the book isn’t quite my genre, I really enjoyed it and thought Myfawny was a fun character with a lot of snap to her. So, TV show? […]

Posted November 29, 2019 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
Talking Charater Flaws, Social Issues, & I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter with Dani from Perspective of a Writer (Buddy Read Follow-Up!)

Talking Charater Flaws, Social Issues, & I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter with Dani from Perspective of a Writer (Buddy Read Follow-Up!)

Good morning loves! A couple weeks ago, I promised you that you’d be hearing more about I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. This was a buddy read with Dani @ Perspectives of a Writer and she has thoroughly challenged me with some deep questions about the content of this book! I am going to do my utmost to give thorough and thoughtful answers to each of Dani’s excellent questions to discuss the content of this book a little further in depth. And of course, please make sure to check of Dani’s companion post, which drops today as well! We’re […]

Posted November 20, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //
Lets Talk About the Magic that is my TBR Jar!

Lets Talk About the Magic that is my TBR Jar!

Over the last couple years, you guys may have heard me reference my TBR Jar once or twice.  Usually in a two part symphony about how much I love it, and also how much I wish it would pop up a book I want to read.  I thought for today, I’d talk a little bit about how I use my TBR Jar, and why I actually really do love it. So this… is my TBR Jar.  It’s a giant glass vase that I repurposed, and to give you some sense of scale, it’s about 6″ in diameter, and about 6″ tall. […]

Posted October 18, 2019 in Bookish Things // 11 Comments //
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 //