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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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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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

First Look: The Avant-Guards

The Avant-Guards is a comic from BOOM! Box about Charlie, a former sports star and transfer student to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics. While struggling to find her way around and her place among the student body, she gets recruited to the not-so-good basketball team. 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

Geeky Ways to Recover from Burnout

We are just over two weeks into the new year, and I am already tired. Tired enough that I have lost the motivation to do many things, including blog. With this feeling, plus the topic of burnout buzzing around the internet, I figured what better way to beat it than by writing about it. So here are some tips to making recovery from burnout a little bit geekier. 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

The Hogwarts Tag

I have been spending quite a lot of time on Pottermore, mostly for blog posts and school work (I am designing a Fantastic Beasts website!). And after doing the Another Harry Potter Tag, I thought about making a tag that asks all sorts of questions about what we would do if we were Hogwarts students. So here we go! Continue reading

Underrated: Fantastic Beasts

I really enjoy the magical creatures of the Harry Potter world. It is one of the lesser loved areas, but since the Fantastic Beasts films have come out more love is given to these creatures. And while the world has come to love the Niffler, there are so many more beasts and creatures that could use some love.  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

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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My Top 5 Scenes from Harry Potter Books That Should Be In The Movies

This is certainly not a new topic at all, heck even Buzzfeed has done it. But as an avid Harry Potter fan, we spend much of our time discussing what could have or should have been with the movies. Now, while some stuff can slide, other stuff seemed crazy to cut from the final films. So here are my top 5 scenes from the books that should have been in the movies. Spoilers ahead.

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