If you’re like me and had never read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson nor seen a movie adaptation, you probably don’t realize how much this novel has contributed to our concept of what a “pirate” is. I recently listened to the audiobook and was repeatedly surprised by how pervasive the details of this story were in modern day pirate lore.
How can I begin to review a book as odd as The Girl in 6E? How do you discuss a book that is about a recluse who stays in her apartment (and hasn’t left for 3 years), because she’s afraid she’s going to murder someone? Oh, and did I mention she makes all of her money by being a cam-girl (a what? Oh, just someone who performs sexual activities via webcam).
Guys, October is my all-time favorite month of the year. Why? Because fall, pumpkins, and Halloween. This October will also be my 6-month blogiversary (hooray! *throws confetti*)! Since so many fantastic things are happening this October, I have decided to host a Halloween Bonanza (aka a month-long blog party). Read on to see what you can expect. Keep Reading »
Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland is a young adult memoir that was released into the world this week. It details Lee’s life as a youth in North Korea. The tagline of the book, The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea, was what initially drew me to read the book, and while I think that it met some of my expectations, it left me wanting more.
fan·dom /ˈfandəm/: noun – the state or condition of being a fan of someone or something. The fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc., regarded collectively as a community or subculture.
I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s Kindred Spirits (given to me by the lovely Carlisa over at Confessions of Carlisa) and thought it was such a cute novella. It’s a 60-page short story about a trio of Stars Wars junkies waiting in line for the latest movie. The thing is, you could replace “Star Wars” with any fandom and you’d have the same exact story. There’s just something about meeting someone who loves something as much as you do, and that’s what Kindred Spirits is all about.
“TBR” in the bookish world stands for “to be read,” and today I am pulling a book off of my TBR shelf to share with all of you. Caraval by Stephanie Garber is already getting a ton of hype from the advanced copies that have been released into the world. It’s slated to come out in January 2017, and if you haven’t heard of this book yet, it’s high time you did.
So I have finally finished Morning Star by Pierce Brown, the MOST FREAKING EPIC EVER conclusion to the Red Rising Series. I have been recommending this series since I read Red Rising, but now that I’ve officially concluded the story, I can say with 100% confidence THAT YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES ALREADY IN FACT WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS POST BECAUSE YOU SHOULD BE READING THE SERIES. Ahem, anyway. Continue reading to see nine extremely compelling reasons you need to board this
For some reason I thought The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner was about video-games prior to starting it. I have no idea why I thought that, because it couldn’t have been further from the truth. Instead, it was a beautifully told story of three friends trapped in the prejudices and ignorance of a small-town in Tennessee, the pain of broken families, and the horrors of high school life when you are the outcast.