Tag: Ready Player One

Dishonor on You, Dishonor on your Cow, and Also HI!  It’s the Disney Sidekick Tag!

Dishonor on You, Dishonor on your Cow, and Also HI! It’s the Disney Sidekick Tag!

You know, I have a lot of saved tags in my drafts, and they’re all super fun, so I feel like it’s time to do more than one tag a month.  🙂 For my readers in the United States, I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July last week!  We didn’t do anything much (we usually don’t) but it’s always lovely to have a day off!  The only thing I miss about the Fourth of July celebrations in my childhood is the fireworks, but alas, personal fireworks are illegal in the state of Massachusetts, so…. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Today’s tag comes from […]

Posted July 8, 2019 in Tags // 7 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 //
2018: My Year In Books

2018: My Year In Books

Annual round up time!  I like this time of year because it’s like this amazing gallery of all the different worlds I’ve visited and the people I’ve meant.  Okay, so granted, all these people and places are fictional, but books are still the sort of thing that make me happy, so taking a brief revisit is always fun. As I predicted last year, 2018 was so much better than 2017 in regards to my personal life, travel, reading, everything!  I’m so grateful for this upturn, and I’m sure 2019 will bring whole new slew of joy and surprises.  I started my […]

Posted January 1, 2019 in Bookish Things // 9 Comments //
What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments //
The Delights of a Well-Named Character

The Delights of a Well-Named Character

I will unabashedly admit I get attached to characters because I like their names.  I read a lot of fantasy and the names get to be quite original and fun.  For example, last week I finished Etiquette & Espionage.  The main character had the delightful moniker “Sophronia” and her dog’s name was Bumbersnoot.  For the record, when asked why he should be called Bumbersnoot, her response was a very adept, “Why not?”.  Yes.  Love it. I don’t have ten, because I feel like names are very personal and I didn’t want to choose just funny or pretty names.  The name we give […]

Posted May 22, 2018 in Memes // 16 Comments //
The Worst Movies Adapted from Books

The Worst Movies Adapted from Books

One of the most difficult aspects of being a reader is the inevitable disappointment of falling head over heels in love with a book, losing your mind with excitement when a movies goes into production, then having a film be absolutely THE WORST. It’s so heartbreaking.  And it’s an endless cycle.  We know the movie won’t live up to our expectations.  Then we get excited for the next book.  And on and on it goes!  I’ve written about this a couple times, in discussion of the monstrosity that was Eragon, and more recently with my broken heart and Ready Player […]

Posted May 18, 2018 in Memes // 15 Comments //