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Ophelia

How much I love retellings of classic tales must be evident by now. Every time I find new retellings of my favorite stories, I can’t help myself. I get so excited!

I guess, what appeals to me most about retellings is that every author highlights a different perspective of the story and I end up with a more complete picture of my favorite characters’ worlds.

Not to say that the original authors didn’t create vibrant enough worlds. On the contrary, I love their worlds so much that I want to spend even more time in them. I want see what goes on in that world through another lens. Continue reading “Ophelia”

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Monks, Sainted Dogs, and a Boatload of Talmuds

I love middle grade books for several reasons. First of all they always feature fascinating
adventure stories. Second, middle grade authors don’t feel the need to “spice up” their writing with annoying romance side-plots.

So yeah, that was half praise half rant, but you get what I mean. Continue reading “Monks, Sainted Dogs, and a Boatload of Talmuds”

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In Defense of Heartless

So I just got around to reading Heartless by Marissa Meyer. TEN months after it was published. I know, scandalous right?

Anyway, this is not a review. Many people dislike Heartless for what I believe are unfounded reasons. In this post I aim to address these charges and vindicate Heartless. Continue reading “In Defense of Heartless”

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C.S. Lewis

In fourth grade I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and I fell in love. But at the time I didn’t realize that the author had other books.

This year I had to read Till We Have Faces and The Screwtape Letters for Literature class, and I fell in love again. I definitely liked The Screwtape Letters more than Till We Have Faces because I prefer satire, but it was nice to see more fiction from Lewis. Continue reading “C.S. Lewis”

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Ink and Bone – Review

InkandBone
Written by Rachel Caine

We all know why I started this blog. Books. (And I was bored, but that’s besides the point.) So when an author writes a book about an evil library and an underground book world, I am so going to read it. I wasn’t disappointed.

Ink and Bone follows the journey of Jess Brightwell and his fellow competitors as they battle for spots to work for the all powerful Library. Jess grew up in a book smuggling family and his father thinks it would be useful to have someone on the inside of the organization which Continue reading “Ink and Bone – Review”

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Heart of Darkness – An Analysis

A month or two ago I read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and let me tell you; IT IS HORRIFYING.

It is not horrifying in the sense that there’s a bunch of murder (although there is), or because there are some gruesome details (although there are). Heart of Darkness is utterly terrifying because it is based on historical truth. What happens in Heart of Darkness only illustrates what REAL MEN did in the REAL WORLD. Continue reading “Heart of Darkness – An Analysis”

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“If Books Were Movies” Tag

I saw this tag a long time ago (can’t remember where), and basically I’m going to list five books I really love that I wish were either a movie or a tv series. It sounds like an easy decision, but I promise you it’s extremely excruciating. I’m basically condemning some of my favorite books to destruction by moving picture because we all know the book is always better than the movie, (except the bloody Maze Runner series!!!)

Let’s begin… Continue reading ““If Books Were Movies” Tag”

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The “What Do I Think About Art Tag”

Thank you Remnants of Wit  for nominating me for this tag! Her writing is so unique and her blog is amazing. Please go check it out! 🙂

I usually do tags related to books so this should be interesting. Here we go… Continue reading “The “What Do I Think About Art Tag””

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Strong Female Character’s: The Epidemic

Today I’m writing about a problem that has had me rankled lately: The Strong-Female Character.

Whenever I’m looking up books, I always come across descriptions of how the female protagonist is STRONG, INDEPENDENT, and all around (excuse the language) BADASS. And every time I pick up one of theses books with these “strong” female characters I’m disappointed and slightly insulted. Continue reading “Strong Female Character’s: The Epidemic”

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Alexandre Dumas

I’ve never been a person who reads books for the author because for me only content matters, but Alexander Dumas is without doubt among my favorite authors.

Until a few months ago The Three Musketeers was my favorite book, but ever since reading The Count of Monte Cristo, I’ve been feeling ambivalent.

I love The Three Musketeers because Continue reading “Alexandre Dumas”