Tag: The Hunger Games

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 //
Books I Could Re-read Forever

Books I Could Re-read Forever

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to my Crossing booklist! In The Queen of the Tearling, people were allowed to take a maximum of ten books with them to the new world.  Books, while culturally important and sentimental, are heavy and technically unnecessary unless they contained medical information… so each passenger was allowed a maximum of ten.  These are fiction, or books that were close to peoples’ hearts.  Not a desert island booklist – these books did not need to have any practical value. You’ll be delighted to hear that in Queen of the Tearling, all 7 Harry Potter books made the Crossing.  Mine only has […]

Posted February 27, 2018 in Memes // 30 Comments //
The Stranger Things Book Tag

The Stranger Things Book Tag

Who else is all sorts of excited for season three of Stranger Things?  How many more months? It feels like a small eternity! I came across this tag at Sarah Sunbeemz and I loved it.  It seemed like just the thing to help pass the time until the next season. 🙂 EPIC INTRO The opening sequence of Stranger Things is amazing and really grabs your attention. Name a book that grabbed your attention from the first page. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.  I loved the opening line of that book: “Kell wore a very peculiar coat.” DUNGEONS & […]

Posted February 21, 2018 in Tags // 0 Comments //
Ace of Shades Book Tag (Irons Version)

Ace of Shades Book Tag (Irons Version)

Good morning my lovelies, and happy Saturday!  For todays Ace of Shades features, I’ve snagged a brand new book tag from Min and her Books.  Min is on the Doves team, but this tag is so great, I had to give it a go!  I’ve updated Question 4 to my team, team Irons, but do check out the original post and Min’s blog in general. 🙂 Ace of Shades takes place in the very mysterious, very dangerous City of Sin. Name a fictional city with a personality of it’s own! Gammorah from Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody First of […]

Posted February 3, 2018 in Tags // 5 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 //
The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

One of the most under-appreciated character tropes in fiction these days is the mentor figure.  I mean, sure, we’ve got Dumbledore who was well loved, but outside that?  Mostly these days our heroes and heroines take to the streets themselves and learn as they go.  Merlin’s legacy is fading. I think this largely stems from a shifting in our culture to complete independence.  It’s no longer fashionable to receive guidance and advice from those more experienced than us – in fact, it’s humiliating.  We are thrown into the world with the complete expectation of innate knowledge and the ability to […]

Posted January 5, 2018 in Reading // 10 Comments //