Tag: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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, […]

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 […]

Inconceivable!  It’s a Princess Bride Book Tag!

Inconceivable! It’s a Princess Bride Book Tag!

Posted September 25, 2018 in Tags // 4 Comments

I love A Princess Bride. The first time I saw it, I was a freshman in high school on vacation with my (obsessed) friend, and I just didn’t get it.  I mean, what’s so great about this story?  Cheesy romance, overacting, I don’t get it. Then I watched it again.  And again.  Then I got it – all that was the point.  Then I read the book, which is super funny, and now I’m a huge fan. Last year, when Em @ The Keystroke Blog posted this tag, I knew I had to steal it.  I couldn’t help myself.  It’s been sitting in my […]

The NOPE Tag

The NOPE Tag

Posted January 31, 2018 in Tags // 15 Comments

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 […]