Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Books I Didn’t Really Like, But I’m Still Glad I Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It has been a long time since I've written. Since that time I've spent 3 weeks in Taiwan and 10 days in Paris. I've got travel posts coming, but I thought today I'd start with a book post. This week's … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Books I Didn’t Really Like, But I’m Still Glad I Read

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Books that Would Make Awful Films

  The other day, I read this article on LitHub about books that would make terrible films. It's an interesting concept, especially when you think about how many books are made into movies and how many stories seem perfect for this kind of adaptation. I've only read one book on the author's list, One Hundred Years … Continue reading Books that Would Make Awful Films

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Fictional Characters who Would Make Great Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic was characters that would make excellent leaders. This proved to be very interesting, and in picking characters I also thought about 10 traits that are important for leaders. I tried to pick characters that weren't filling … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Fictional Characters who Would Make Great Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In a Day

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. Let me just say that I'm not really good at reading books in one sitting. I'm not even very good at reading one book at a time. If I've "lost" my current book around the house, I'll just pick up another one. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In a Day

Reading Challenge #5: A Book By a Person of Color

Title:  Sula Author: Toni Morrison How it fulfills the challenge: Toni Morrison is a person of color, and many of her books center on what it is like to be a black woman in America. Sula was nominated for the National Book Award, and her 1987 novel, Beloved, won the Pulitzer prize. Genre: Fiction Quick Description: Morrison's book is a study … Continue reading Reading Challenge #5: A Book By a Person of Color

Reading Challenge #52: A Book Based on Mythology

Title: Ragnarok Author: A.S. Byatt How it fulfills the challenge: This book is an adaptation of the Norse end of the world myth (Ragnarok) Genre: Fiction (maybe could be considered fantasy? Literary Fantasy...) Quick Description: A detailed and almost poetic interpretation of a Norse myth with amazing imagery and a complex look at good and evil, power and … Continue reading Reading Challenge #52: A Book Based on Mythology

Reading Challenge #28: A Novel Set During Wartime

Title: Victory of Eagles Author: Naomi Novik How it fulfills the challenge: This book takes place during the Napoleonic wars, though the battles that are depicted never actually happened. Genre: Fantasy Quick Description: In the 5th book of the Temeraire series, the dragon's captain, Laurence, has been branded a traitor and Temeraire has been sent to the breeding grounds, no … Continue reading Reading Challenge #28: A Novel Set During Wartime