March Madness: Book Bracket

For today’s bracket I am putting some of my favorite YA books head to head to find the top book!

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First Look: The StoryGraph

The StoryGraph is a new site and app for book lovers and avid readers to catalog their reads, review books, follow others in the community, and more. If you are familiar with Goodreads, StoryGraph has a similar concept. I’ve been poking around the site and decided to share my initial thoughts with you all.

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The Most Beautiful Moment in Life #2 Review

花樣年華 HYYH The Notes 2 (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life #2) is the sequel book of the Bangtan Universe which continues following the story of the seven friends facing many challenges and struggles, and the one with the power to save them all.

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Working on a Song Review

Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown is a book from Anaïs Mitchell, the writer and lyricist of the Tony award winning Hadestown. This book is all about the process she took to create the music in Hadestown, from it’s beginning in Vermont to winning awards on Broadway. I got the incredible opportunity to read it early and share my thoughts with you.

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Mary Review

Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandaughter is an upcoming YA graphic novel about the teenaged descendant of the famous author who shares the same name. What modern Mary doesn’t know is that she has gifts beyond this world and she is about to fall into a role she wasn’t prepared for.

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Beginner’s Guide to the Bangtan Universe

The Bangtan Universe, also knows as the BTS Universe, is a story line inspired by the members of the band BTS. Through their music videos, short films, books, and a comic, the story of seven friends learning to overcome their traumas and tragedies has been perfectly tucked away for the most devote fans to explore. I happened on the BU on accident and would have loved a guide on how to explore this story, so I am making one for all future BU beginners.

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The Most Beautiful Moment in Life #1 Review

花樣年華 HYYH The Notes 1 (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life #1) is a collection of notes that tells the story of the Bangtan Universe through the perspectives of it’s various characters. It is the first book of an expected series and a piece of the puzzle that is the Bangtan Universe. Once I discovered the BU and that this book existed, I knew I had to read it and share my thoughts with you.

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Everything Is Beautiful, and I’m Not Afraid Review

Everything Is Beautiful, and I’m Not Afraid: A Baopu Collection is a queer coming-of-age comic book following a Chinese woman living in America and ultimately facing the challenge of finding where she belongs as a queer immigrant.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker Review

In The Prince and the Dressmaker, Prince Sebastian has a secret life as Lady Crystallia, where he dresses in daring dresses made by his seamstress Frances and takes Paris by storm. Both he and Frances have their personal dreams, but also responsibilities that make keeping this secret difficult.

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At the End of Your Tether Review

At the End of Your Tether is the story of a boy who goes searching for his missing ex-girlfriend only to discover that some things aren’t meant to be found. It’s Brick meets Paper Towns in this graphic novel, and I am sharing my thoughts on this upcoming release.

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Book to Broadway Adaptations I’d Love to See

There are so many musicals and plays that were derived from literature, like Be More Chill, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Lightning Thief. And many have become award-winning productions, like Hadestown and Fun Home. So I started thinking about what books I’d love to see adapted to the stage and decided to make a post about it. Continue reading

Thank You, Next Book Tag

It has been a while since I have done a book post, so when I was tagged in the Thank You, Next Book Tag by Holly from the Nut Free Nerd, I decided to give it a go. Thank You, Next is inspired by the Ariana Grande song “thank u, next”. So if you’ve ever heard the song, you’ll see where these prompts came from. Alright, onward to the tag! Continue reading

Favorite Book-to-Movie Adaptations

With tomorrow being Independent Bookstore Day, I wanted to celebrate books a little today. And while many times when a book gets a film adaptation it is not the best ever, there are exceptions. And you may enjoy an adaptation more than everyone else does, and that is ok too. So here are my favorite book-to-movie adaptations. Continue reading

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Geeks

It’s officially gift shopping time for the holidays coming up and you probably have a geek in your life you’d like to get a good gift for. Well, welcome to the ultimate gift guide for geeks, where there is a gift for all kinds of geeks so you can find something fitting for what your geek loves the most. Continue reading

Favorite Moments From The Sorcerer’s Stone

I recently finished listening to the Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone audiobook and of course loved every nostalgic minute of it. Since it has been a very long time since I first read the books, going back was a whole new experience. And I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from going through this story a second time. Continue reading

Favorite Fictional Siblings

Yesterday was my brother’s birthday, so I wanted to do a post to celebrate our siblinghood since he is my one and only brother. So why not celebrate some great siblings throughout fandoms. This list was curated with his help, so double the sibling power, and one big nostalgia trip. Continue reading

Murder on the Orient Express Review

This is a spoiler free review, as the best part of a murder mystery is the whodunnit.

While everyone was out watching Thor or waiting for Justice League, I went and saw the latest representation of the Queen of Crimes best-selling novel, Murder on the Orient Express. As someone who knows the story pretty well and resides with one of Christie’s biggest fans, I went in skeptical and critical. However, all was not as I assumed. Continue reading

Spooky Stories for Halloween

Sometimes you don’t want to watch a jumpscare fueled film with very little plot and too much gore. When that moment comes, scary stories are great for getting your spooky on with much more intrigue and imagination. This post has some of my favorite spooky stories, and even some for scary movie lovers too.

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Top 5 Favorite Banned Books

It’s Banned Books Week! In honor of the fight for our right to read, I wanted to share some of my favorite books that are commonly banned. While making this list and reading through what books are banned, it was so hard to choose a top 5 because there are many, many amazing books on these lists. But here are my top 5, and some honorable mentions too. Continue reading

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Review

While casually scrolling my Facebook as one does, I came across an article about this web series being a great show to watch during the Halloween season. So me, always looking for blog post ideas, decided to investigate what this show was all about and give it a watch. Continue reading

Funko Wishlist: Literature Edition

We see Funkos for movies and shows and games all of the time, but what about some truly, iconic characters from literature? As of now, some of the most popular pops that are from books are more based on the movies associated than the books themselves. So what would be my wishlist of lit pops? Continue reading

April GBU Theme Week Is…

Geek Blogs Unite is a geek blogger community to share posts, collaborate, and come together with linkups and themed events to make the geeky blogging community closer. There may be a million blogging groups, but there seems to be few for us geeky ones, so I wanted to make one! I’m super excited to announce the first theme week! Drum roll, please….

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Wizarding World Crate Unboxing and Review

 

After seeing some unboxings of the first Wizarding World Crate, I decided to check it out and get the March box, which is Hogwarts House Pride. I’m a Ravenclaw, so my stuff is Ravenclaw products, but all of the house items are the same, just house specific. Let’s say “Alohomora!” and open this box. Continue reading