Tag: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

May NerdyPost Unboxing – The Weasleys (SPOILERS!)

May NerdyPost Unboxing – The Weasleys (SPOILERS!)

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 […]

Posted June 12, 2019 in Unboxings // 4 Comments //
10 Book to Movie Adaptations I Actually LOVED

10 Book to Movie Adaptations I Actually LOVED

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, […]

Posted May 14, 2019 in Memes // 22 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 //
July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

I know I usually say “wow that month went by so fast”, but seriously, y’all, July?  July was a long long month.  I struggled to balance reading with writing with blogging with life with health stuff and sunshine and just everything and I am ready for autumn.  This is how you know I’m a New Englander – I’m ready for fall now. Yes? Yes. July wasn’t so bad – just busy!  I don’t like to be busy – I love me some weekends to sit at home and relish in doing nothing.  It’s the best.  August is gonna be busy too, […]

Posted July 30, 2018 in Checking In // 28 Comments //
My Literary Doppelgangers

My Literary Doppelgangers

In 28 years of reading, I have found only five characters that I deeply relate to.  Not every aspect of them suits me, but as a white woman with plenty of cultural representation, I find it a little surprising I’ve only related to five so closely.  I think it’s because I search for personal and societal representation more than cultural (though doubtless I would be more interested in cultural representation if I was not represented). There is such a feeling of joy and comradery when I find a character that I love, who I see my own behaviors in, and […]

Posted February 16, 2018 in Memes // 25 Comments //
The NOPE Tag

The NOPE Tag

Today’s book tag was lovingly stolen from Destiny @ Howling Libraries and was originally created by A Booktube Book.  Because sometimes you need to be a bit of a negative muffin about books that just didn’t work out.  Let’s get grumpy, shall we? NOPE. Ending A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy. Immediately jumping to mind is The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Yes, yes, I know, I often recommend the Queen of the Tearling trilogy and have actually listed The Fate of the Tearling on […]

Posted January 31, 2018 in Tags // 15 Comments //