Marry, Date or Dump: Robin Hood, Eragon, and Legolas

bowArrowHappy Monday. Today you can choose who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump when it comes to three of literature’s most famous archers. Let me know in the comments who you’d pick between Robin Hood, Eragon, and Legolas from Lord of the Rings. I can’t wait to see who you pick!

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The Bone Season: All the Ingredients but not the Right Recipe

The-Bone-SeasonI approached The Bone Season, by Samantha Shannon with equal parts of intrigue and trepidation. The intrigue was because of the incredible hype surrounding the book. A twenty-one year old getting a six figure, seven book deal is definitely something that merits attention. I figured the book must be pretty good to get that deal and that attention. The trepidation was a worry of over hype. I highly doubted The Bone Season would be the elusive “next Harry Potter”. Once that expectation is in someone’s head, it is almost impossible for the book to live up to that. Continue reading “The Bone Season: All the Ingredients but not the Right Recipe”

What were the Best Adapted Screenplays Adapted From?

the-oscars-and-social-media-by-the-numbers-630dfbfb1cOscar Nominations came out yesterday. While perusing the list, I found myself looking at the nominations for best adapted screen play and wondering what exactly those screenplays were adapted from.Here’s what I found out.

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Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

toptentuesdayI’m not the greatest at reading debut novelists. That is why reading more debuts is one of my 2014 reading resolutions. So I’m excited to participate in this week’s top ten tuesday, a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, asking bloggers to list their top 10 debuts coming out this year. I didn’t really know where to start, so looking through other people’s lists. Here are ten books that looked interesting to me. One of them even takes place in a Renaissance Fair! Continue reading “Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For”

Marry, Date or Dump: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, by Ann Brashares, were some of my favorite books and movies when I was a teenager. I loved the idea of a magic pair of pants that made everyone look good. And I loved the characters of Tibby, Lena, Bridget, and Carmen. Which each book and each reread my favorite character changed. Sometimes I liked Bridget for being so sassy and confident. Other times I related with Lena for being shy, or Carmen for wanting to be a writer and an actress. I don’t know if Tibby was ever my favorite, but I did find her sense of humor hilarious.  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”

Links for a Lazy Sunday

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Happy Sunday friends. I hope everyone is having the coziest weekend. If you want some internet time today here are some of my favorite new links. Enjoy!