Tag: Eragon

Book Vs. Movie: Eragon – In Which I Try & Convince Myself This Isn’t Terrible… But It’s Still Terrible

Book Vs. Movie: Eragon – In Which I Try & Convince Myself This Isn’t Terrible… But It’s Still Terrible

Posted August 28, 2020 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

A few years ago, I wrote a post expressing my deep disappointment about the Eragon film adaptation and my desire that the franchise be revitalized… and completely overhauled for screen. In the time since then, the post still gets hits and comments.  Most of the comments telling me that I am, frankly, wrong. So I figured, it’s been a while?  Maybe I’ll go back and give the film a good critical watch.  I can be more eloquent and less ranty, right?  Maybe, like Ready Player One, it’s a decent film if you have NO IDEA what the book entails?  I’ve gotten better at […]

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Not Much Reading, or Writing, Oops! – The October Wrap Up

Not Much Reading, or Writing, Oops! – The October Wrap Up

Posted October 28, 2019 in Checking In // 2 Comments

This will be short and sweet loves as I’m frantically writing this about twelve hours before it goes live.  Busy, busy lately! Another small book-buying month!  These are all pre-orders and book box items. 🙂 And, guys?  The Girl the Sea Gave Back was a hard-won battle.  I’ve been having more and more issues with Book Depository… to the point where I don’t think I’m going to buy from them anymore once all my pre-orders come through.  They were fine for a while, but this year I’ve had 2 books that were sent and then lost by USPS apparently, for […]

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Posted October 17, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Eragon is one of those books I feel a strong connection to, because I read it over and over again in my youth.  I grew up with both Eragon and Eldest, even though I didn’t finish the cycle until I was an adult.  The story of the dragon rider and the evil king captured my imagination, as tales of good and evil are wont to do. There is a bittersweet sadness to coming back to a book I loved so much as a high schooler only to find it riddled with flaws.  I want so desperately to be in love with Eragon […]

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Unpopular Bookish Opinions:  In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Unpopular Bookish Opinions: In Which I Discuss the Grishaverse, J.K. Rowling, and DNF-ing.

Posted June 11, 2019 in Memes // 41 Comments

Good morning everyone and welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post!  I know I haven’t been participating consistently in this meme, but this week, I couldn’t resist!  I think all of us bloggers have some solid opinions about what we do and don’t like, and sometimes it’s difficult to express those opinions for fear of backlash. But I am always one for a salty post… so I’m totally here for this.  Y’all ready?  I’ve got some unpopular bookish opinions for y’all. This may be one of my new favorite GIFs, by the way.  I’ve used it twice in the […]

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Let’s Go On An Adventure: Excellent Epic Fantasy – #TopTenTuesday

Let’s Go On An Adventure: Excellent Epic Fantasy – #TopTenTuesday

Posted June 4, 2019 in Memes // 16 Comments

I love love LOVE fantasy. I’ve spoken before as to why this genre has a special place in my heart, but like all genres, there are sub-genres to consider!  Over the years, I’ve actually come to love a few different aspects of fantasy… but my first love was epic fantasy.  These intense tales with intricate created worlds, mythical creatures, and magical systems have always tickled my imagination. In celebration of some of these timeless stories, I’d like to share some pretty great epic fantasy stories. The Inheritance Cycle Christopher Paolini While this series has gotten a lot of negative reviews […]

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