Tag: Gone with the Wind

Old Books:  How Do They Age and Should We Still Read Them?

Old Books: How Do They Age and Should We Still Read Them?

One of the more cringe-worthy parts of reading classic literature is acknowledging that some of these “works of art” have not aged well.  Classics seem to be held up to a different set of expectations, but honestly?  We need to be able to have a dialogue about how some of the things that happen in these books are not okay. For the purposes of this post, I want to focus on the aspects of classic novels that are blatantly racist.  This isn’t to say that sexism or homophobia or lack of inclusion isn’t a problem – however, there’s already a lot […]

Posted June 7, 2019 in Memes // 2 Comments //
My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

I am a HUGE audiobook listener – more than 2/3 of my reading the last two years has been via audiobooks.  So color me surprised when I went to review my “read by” section of my review archive, only to discover that I’ve only listened to a handful of narrators a couple times.  This post was supposed to be about ten amazing narrators, but instead, I’m giving you something else. One of the audiobook pain points that came up for the post a couple weeks ago was that a bad narrator ruins a book.  I am 100% on board with this […]

Posted March 26, 2019 in Memes // 24 Comments //
I Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to Spend More Time in These Books

I Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to Spend More Time in These Books

As a reader, it’s easy to be left wanting MORE.  There are some worlds that are so broad and exciting, it’s easy to dive in and lose ourselves in companion novels and sequels and prequels.  I’m thinking of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall universe, or of Tolkien’s Middle Earth in particular, but you can even go beyond books and talk about Star Wars or Marvel.  These worlds are vast and delicious and have enough content that if you need more of their creator’s imagination, it’s easy to find. Then, there are standalones. I actually have no problem with standalone novels, but every […]

Posted March 12, 2019 in Memes // 14 Comments //
What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments //
Jurassic Park Book Tag

Jurassic Park Book Tag

You know how I talk about Jurassic Park all the time?  I think the book is super underrated in a world that is obsessed with the film franchise.  Well, imagine my glee when I stumbled across the tag on Port Jericho all about books and Jurassic Park/Jurassic World.  Um, sold! I wasn’t tagged in this one, but I stole it because… how could I not steal it!? The Rules In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to this post. Pick a book that fits each quote theme. Have fun! Tag 3 […]

Posted August 6, 2018 in Tags // 14 Comments //
The Mountain Book Tag

The Mountain Book Tag

Luana @ BookStorm Girl tagged me in this one no less than 9 months ago.  Oops!  By the time I reached this scheduled post, I forgot all about it, and now I am SO EXCITED to bring you this tag because it’s such a fun idea!  +10 points to Ditsha @ Bewitchingly Paranoid for pure brilliance in coming up with this(it was called the “Big Books Tag” back then), and another 10 to Luana for bringing it to my attention.. Besides, I’m all about bragging about the really long books I’ve read. For the purposes of keeping this interesting, I’m […]

Posted June 5, 2018 in Tags // 6 Comments //