Tag: Inkheart

Nine Magical Middle Grade Series to Read (Instead of Harry Potter)

Nine Magical Middle Grade Series to Read (Instead of Harry Potter)

Posted March 30, 2022 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments

Every so often, the topic comes around again that it is time to let go of the Harry Potter series. It served a purpose – it served a very important purpose for many of us in our childhood, but re-evaluating what we know about Rowling now, it’s best to turn our sights to other media and uplift those authors who are more inclusive. As someone who lived and breathed Harry Potter from the moment the books were published, I know how challenging this is. For those who are struggling, particularly those who want to share the magic Harry Potter brought […]

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 4, 2022 in Blogging, Checking In // 7 Comments

Is it really annual wrap up time already? Where did all the time go? This is only the second time I’ve done this annual post in this type of format – I can’t believe I’ve been with The StoryGraph for over a year now. I still love the site – its stats, its acknowledgement of audiobooks, the graphs, the content warnings! There’s a lot on the StoryGraph I haven’t used, but I love what I have used and that it’s still growing! My biggest use of the StoryGraph is for my wrap ups… and none more than the annual wrap […]

Book vs. Movie: Inkheart (2008) (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Movie: Inkheart (2008) (SPOILERS!)

Posted March 26, 2021 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

Full confession before I dig too deeply into this Book vs. Movie post – Inkheart is one of my favorite underappreciated cozy films.  I am so excited to write this post if for no other reason to share this largely forgotten film.  Is it a perfect movie?  Absolutely not.  It’s a bit outdated and there are some stiff moments and the beginning is a bit of a mess… but Inkheart has so much soul.  The magic tugs at all the strings of my imagination and the movie is generally so well cast… and the score!  Well, okay, let me tell you…. For […]

The StoryGraph Tag

The StoryGraph Tag

Posted March 15, 2021 in Bookish Things, Tags // 6 Comments

Hello everyone! As you may have heard, I’m a big fan of The StoryGraph.  I love their clean design, their statistics and other various tracking resources, and their customer service.  I also really like that they are not owned and operated by Amazon!  But I digress. Here in the book community, we love book tags.  And it occurred to me… we really need a tag for this new site!  There are so many cool features and the fact that it’s literally designed to help people find new reads is screaming for a tag… because a lot of the time, book […]

A Quick Wrap Up for a Short Month – February 2021 Wrap Up!

A Quick Wrap Up for a Short Month – February 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted March 8, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

February has been a month of exhaustion and of dreams, my friends. I read a lot less in February.  I had wild sweeps between deep and complete exhaustions and bubbling bursts of energy and a deep desire to do something – anything!  I almost never harness that energy productively, but alas, here we are.  March is already a week deep and I feel myself yearning more and more for spring.  The sun rises a little earlier every day and stays out a little later.  The worst of the darkness is behind us, and I hope the worst of the snow […]