Tag: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The June Wrap Up:  With Movies, MasterClass, & SO MANY BOOKS

The June Wrap Up: With Movies, MasterClass, & SO MANY BOOKS

Happy July everyone! This month reminds me of picnics and spending summers at the lake by my family.  We didn’t have a lake house or anything, but there was a really nice beach in bicycling distance and there were some summers when we were there every day. Ah, life was so much simpler when I was twelve. Intense haul this month, mostly due to BookCon on June 1st, and a whole lot of ARCs?  Seriously, y’all are going to be drowning in book reviews in September because most of these books are published in September/October.  I’m both sorry for the […]

Posted July 1, 2019 in Checking In // 5 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 //
The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Last July, I was nominated by Amanda @ Literary Weaponry for the Sunshine Blogger Award! For those of you who haven’t visited Amanda’s blog yet – please do!  She’s a lovely lady and one of my favorites. 🙂  The Sunshine Blogger Award is all about being creative, positive, and… well… sunshiny! 🙂  This is the second time I’ve received this award, so thank you to Amanda and everyone else who thinks my blog is a happy place. 🙂 The Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog Answer the questions Nominate 11 5 blogs (because I’m a […]

Posted January 14, 2019 in Blogging Awards // 0 Comments //
20 Questions Book Tag

20 Questions Book Tag

Back in June, the lovely Iris tagged me to participate in the 20 Questions Book Tag!  Have y’all even played 20 questions?  Most frustrating game ever – I feel like it always ends up being way more than 20 questions, and I never guess it right! The book tag version is much more fun.  Thanks for the tag, Iris, and y’all make sure you go check out Hoard of Books! Question One How many books are too many books in a book series? I think it depends on the series.  I would take about twelve more various Harry Potter books […]

Posted September 18, 2018 in Tags // 6 Comments //
The Signed Prisoner of Azkaban I’ll Never Have

The Signed Prisoner of Azkaban I’ll Never Have

I don’t believe in collecting rare book editions.  That is to say – I don’t think it’s wise to collect books for the purpose of their value, unless you are well-to-do and have a gallery for display or something like that – books are meant to reread, after all! However, from time to time, I allow myself to get entranced by the rare editions that pop up on Abe Books. Do y’all remember way-back-when… before BookCons and subscription boxes and John Green… back when a signed edition had some value?  I used to treasure by signed books like nobody’s business. […]

Posted June 14, 2018 in Memes // 0 Comments //