Tag: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Book Banning, Censorship, and Why I’m Generally Against the Whole Thing

Book Banning, Censorship, and Why I’m Generally Against the Whole Thing

Posted September 29, 2021 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

The summer before eighth grade, my parents decided I was no longer going to be reading the Harry Potter books. It was too late for books one through four, which were already on my shelf.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix wasn’t going to be published for another year, but Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was due to make its cinematic debut that November.  My friends and I had already started talking about it – we went to the midnight showing of the first movie when it was in theatres and had a wonderful time.  But now, […]

Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

Posted May 1, 2020 in Tags // 6 Comments

Do you guys every just go out hunting for fun book tags? I do.  I like to do the ones trending the community, I really do, but also?  It takes me so long to get to them that trying to keep in the trending curves feels a little pointless for me.  After all, I just did the #NowWeRise Book Tag, and that one was inspired by the release of Children of Blood and Bone.  So yeah, I got to that several months after the sequel was released.  I will never be on-trend, haha, but I’m okay with that! I found today’s book […]

May NerdyPost Unboxing – The Weasleys (SPOILERS!)

May NerdyPost Unboxing – The Weasleys (SPOILERS!)

Posted June 12, 2019 in Unboxings // 4 Comments

Another month of Nerdy Post!  For those who haven’t popped over for my other Nerdy Post unboxing, Nerdy Post is a monthly subscription box that centers around a theme.  There are different tiers of box that cost different amounts, depending upon what you want to receive. Nerdy Post is a box that does not include a book.  The themes can be anything from pop culture.  Alexis curates boxes that are around bookish themes, but she’s also done television and cinema. The May theme was the Weasleys!  Nerdy Post has done a Harry Potter box before, but this is the first time […]

10 Book to Movie Adaptations I Actually LOVED

10 Book to Movie Adaptations I Actually LOVED

Posted May 14, 2019 in Memes // 22 Comments

Most of us bookish sorts talk about film adaptations with contempt.  We see the stories we know and love adapted into monstrosities that make our hearts ache and misrepresent everything we love to the non-reading public.  Believe me, I can relate.  I watched this happen with particular favorites, like Ready Player One and The Dark Tower. All that said, I’ve also come across several book-related films that I have particularly enjoyed.  Some of these weren’t even particularly faithful adaptations… but they managed to retain (for me) the spirit of the book and brought to life characters I adored.  In the bookish community, […]

My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

My OTP Narrator/Book Matches

Posted March 26, 2019 in Memes // 24 Comments

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 […]