Tag: The Help

Goodreads Book Tag

Goodreads Book Tag

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC day!  Today, for you other history nerds out there, is the Ides of March.  So, um, if your name is Julius Caesar… watch your back!  FUN FACT.  One of the reasons the Ides of March was important to the Romans, because it was a day they used to settle debts.  Now, I think most Romans probably settled financial debts… but Brutus and Cassius took it to the next level. This morning, I’m bringing you the Goodreads Book Tag!  I’m going to preface it by apologizing for any out-of-date answers… this is […]

Posted March 15, 2019 in Tags // 8 Comments //
Candy Hearts, ARC Attack, & Busyness – February Wrap Up!

Candy Hearts, ARC Attack, & Busyness – February Wrap Up!

The end of February always throws me off.  it feels like we should have another week, right?  But the end is nigh and March is upon us.  March is my least favorite month of the year, largely because we get hit with the worst of the winter weather in March.  Fortunately I have a contingency plan for that and plan to spend a week of March in the Caribbean. 10/10 I recommend this winter escaping tactic. In the meanwhile, let’s talk books. 😉 Okay, okay.  I know.  This looks bad, right?  Especially bad for being on a book buying ban.  I […]

Posted February 25, 2019 in Checking In // 3 Comments //
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I could read The Help again and again and again and it holds up every time.  I love this book. Of course, I’ve gone the very backwards way about reading this one.  I swathe movie first… I saw the movie about five times before I listened to the audiobook back in 2016 and I’m finally picking up the hardcopy now.  At first, the dialect threw me – this book starts in Aibileen’s point-of-view, and it’s written in a stereotypical Southern dialect.  It took me a hot minute to settle into the writing, but once I did, it just flowed.  I’m not […]

Posted February 16, 2019 in Reviews // 0 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 //
I Wish There Were More _______ In Books

I Wish There Were More _______ In Books

There are a few kinds of books I get passionate about. Books with really amazing, beautiful writing. Books with incredible, loveable/hateable characters. Books I absolutely cannot predict what is this madness. Books with amazing relationship dynamics that make my heart flutter. I also think that we all have a few things that we love dearly that we wish we could find more of in books.  Things that we wish were written about a little more!  I have a bunch, and I’m actively seeking more so if you know any, please let me know in the comments so I can add […]

Posted January 16, 2018 in Memes // 6 Comments //
Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

I read novels to get immersed into awesome worlds. Okay, so if I really broke it down I would tell you that characters are awesome, plot is essential, love stories are annoying (I’M SORRY GUYS, I WANT MONSTERS NOT KISSING), and can magic please exist?  But the escapism element?  Yeah, that’s why I read in a single element.  Books are way cooler than real life. For people like me who would rather fly on hippogriffs than sweep the kitchen, having a strong setting that leaves room for the imagination is essential.  In my reading experience, this is best with food. DISCLAIMER It […]

Posted August 5, 2017 in Reading, Writing // 10 Comments //