Books to read before their summer blockbuster adaptation

If you’re anything like me, you love watching book adaptations after you’ve read the book — you know, to see which one is better and if the movie follows all the plot lines. So these are the must-read books for the summer book adaptation line-up. 1. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll Although most […]

How to get to your yearly reading goal

If you finished school and immediately picked up a book — to read for fun — and as soon as you finished picked up another and another and another, I’m sorry to tell you that you’re a chronic book worm. Symptoms include: Spending more time reading than anything else, going to be at insane hours […]

Revamped Pottermore

As I scrolled through my twitter feed a Buzzfeed Books article jumped to my attention. It said Pottermore, the Harry Potter website of J.K. Rowling’s own creation, had significantly changed. It seems people weren’t happy about it. I was intrigued. What had they done to it? Why didn’t people like it? I noticed they also […]

Harry Potter in English: a weird re-reading experience

When I was a young, curious child, I received a copy of the first Harry Potter book. I read it and fell in love with magic, witches and wizards, Hogwarts but most of all Hermione. I’ve said it a million times before, and I’ll probably say it a million times again: Hermione was me. So as […]

Hunger Games Update

As one of my personal favorite young adult series comes to a close in the movie screens, I want to talk a little about how sometimes (and only on rare occasions) the movies might be better than the books. First, watch the trailer for the last movie in the series: Now that you’ve watched it. […]

Books save lives (before you think this is cheesy, hear me out)

Before you discard this post as super cheesy and cliche, hear me out. Books save lives. They might not have completely saved mine, but they’ve gotten me through some tough times. I know this is not a situation that only I go through, I’ve heard countless stories of books and the positive impact they have […]

Books in Pop Culture

I don’t know why, but recently I’ve been thinking a lot about books and book references they make in modern TV shows and movies. There are endless lists out there of all the books x character in y series read or referenced. My favorite one of these is what is called “The Rory Gilmore Reading […]

Reddit Gifts Book exchange

I participated in a reddit gifts book exchange this month and it was such a cool experience. As a first time “reddit santa,” I didn’t really know what to expect the whole experience. The basic premise is that you sign up for the exchange and answer a quick survey about yourself (in this case pertaining […]