How I fell in love with literature

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. -John Green; The Fault in Our Stars All my life I’ve carried a spare book in my backpack, purse, back seat or pockets. I would take a book anywhere and everywhere. From reading in cars, waiting rooms, classrooms (while the […]

YA book to movie adaptations

I love books, but I also love movies. But, I tend to have mixed feelings about books turning into movies… Maybe others relate with me on this one, but once you read a book, you imagine things a certain way and that can totally ruin the movie for you. Readers are very particular with book […]

This week in books: A return to J.K. Rowling, love lessons and Chipotle cups

Old news, remakes, a lot of J.K. Rowling and finally understanding what Jonathan Safran Foer’s writing was doing in a Chipotle cup, all in this weeks listicle. 1. Happier ever after? JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy joins league of rewritten stories The mini-series adapting J.K. Rowling’s only adult fiction book, The Casual Vacancy, is changing to a more […]

My thoughts on Go Set a Watchman

It seems like since the announcement that HarperCollins is publishing Go Set a Watchman, the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel, everybody is talking about Harper Lee and her lawyer, Tonja Carter. I guess it’s time for me to add my two cents. Of course, I was super excited when I heard the news about Lee’s sequel. As any […]

This week in books: Harper Lee spurs scandal, and other book news

It’s been an exciting week for books! There has been a lot of news surrounding different books and movie adaptations of books. Here are some handy articles to catch you up: 1. Publisher issues Harper Lee statement on new book First, HarperCollins lets the world know that Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to her […]

Ethnic and Racial representation in literature is important

A couple of days ago, I read an article on the importance of a “racebent” Hermione Granger. It got me thinking about  ethnic/racial representation of female characters in books and their movies. I love reading about strong female characters in fiction. To be honest, they make me feel empowered and like I can take on […]

John Green’s budding popularity

The other day I realized that Looking for Alaska, one of my all time favorite books, has been out for 10 years now. Of course, I didn’t read it when it came out but I’d say I read it about 4-5 years ago but it still amazes me that I did not think it had […]

Books & Stuff 2.0

Seeing as I have not posted in a while, this is my new “welcome” post. So welcome! Or welcome back. I also have a new focus for my blog. Although I will still be talking about books, I am going to focus more on book news, like books that have become popular (especially in the […]