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What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

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 […]

The Worst Movies Adapted from Books

The Worst Movies Adapted from Books

Posted May 18, 2018 in Memes // 15 Comments

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 […]

Audible Haul:  January

Audible Haul: January

Posted January 15, 2017 in Reading // 1 Comment

One of my favorite things about being an Audible subscriber is that on the 6th of every month, I get two credits to buy whatever I want.  For those of you know have bought audiobooks straight out – you know that they usually go for about $30-50/each.  My subscription lets me get them for about $11, which is fine by me!  Because I spend so much time driving each week (my activity tracker says I was in transit for 16 hours last week), these audiobooks are lifesavers to me.  I look forward to my credit drop for a couple weeks before it […]