The Lunar Chronicles – A Review

The Lunar Chronicles are a series of 6 books written by Marissa Meyer.  The books take place in the distant future (100+ years after the 4th world war).  The 4 main books in the series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter are retellings of the traditional fairy tales Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you have book buying bans for yourself?

Do you have book buying bans for yourself? The closest I have ever come to a real book buying ban is my husband telling me that I have too many books. Of course, that’s probably because my massive bookshelf at home is overflowing. I probably have close to 100 books sitting on my shelf that Read More …

Bookish Questions – YA or Adult Literature?

Do you prefer YA or Adult Literature? Can we just stop categorizing books?  Who cares if the protagonist is a child, a teen, an adult, or an anthropomorphic cow, as long as the story is good? I love all sorts of books. My favorite series is Harry Potter, which you will always find in the Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you believe in gendered books?

Do you believe in gendered books? That is to say, are some books for girls and others for boys? This question came up after a recent discussion with my friend Eric (over at The Educated Bachelor).  We were talking about some audio books he was currently listening to – the Rangers Apprentice series by John Read More …

Bookish Questions – An author that you dislike/hate?

Do you have an author that you dislike or hate? As a general rule, I like to think that I don’t hate anyone, but if I had to pick someone for the least liked author award, it would go to Cassandra Clare. I’ve never actually read any of her (very popular) work, and I quite Read More …

Book It! – Ravens in the Library

Another month gone.  I can hardly stand how fast time seems to go as you get older.  It’s crazy.   National Library week falls in April, which I love to celebrate. And it was as good of an excuse as any to get a library card from my new local library. (I moved last fall and Read More …

Bookish Questions – Favorite book turned movie?

What is your favorite book turned movie? At this point, I think my favorite book turned movie is The Hobbit.  It still amazes me that Peter Jackson was able to take one book and turn it into three feature length films.  The movies are beautifully produced, the acting superb, and though it’s been ages since Read More …

#Project52 – Photographer’s Choice

Photographer’s Choice week for #EverydayProject52 coincides with National Library Week, so guess what you’re getting. Photos of libraries. I’m sure you’re thrilled.  There are several libraries in my area. Though not the original library, the one currently standing in Princeton, our county seat, is a beautiful old building funded by Carnegie. There are also two Read More …

Bookish Questions – Your first favorite book?

What was your first favorite book? While I’m sure I had a book that I made mom and dad read to me over and over when I was little, the first book I really remember falling in love with was the Mother Goose book that was at my grandmother Ruby’s house. It was A Treasury Read More …