Tag: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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, […]

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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 […]

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A Collection of Bookish Quotes

A Collection of Bookish Quotes

Posted March 6, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments

I often find comfort in books.  Whether it’s a lighthearted jab or deep words of wisdom, or a moment of inspiration… books have a lot of things to say about life and love and humor and hope. Today, I’m going to share a few favorites with you. <3 “The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince “Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but […]

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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 […]

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The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

Posted January 5, 2018 in Reading // 10 Comments

One of the most under-appreciated character tropes in fiction these days is the mentor figure.  I mean, sure, we’ve got Dumbledore who was well loved, but outside that?  Mostly these days our heroes and heroines take to the streets themselves and learn as they go.  Merlin’s legacy is fading. I think this largely stems from a shifting in our culture to complete independence.  It’s no longer fashionable to receive guidance and advice from those more experienced than us – in fact, it’s humiliating.  We are thrown into the world with the complete expectation of innate knowledge and the ability to […]

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