Books that are “Wearin’ of the Green”☘️

Hi, I have failed to post a review yet this week and I am disinclined to do so. But it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and I got inspiration from an Instagram post by fellow blogger Becca @ Words and Other Malarky to do a green themed book shoot. I happen to have an abundance of green… Continue reading Books that are “Wearin’ of the Green”☘️

Twilight: So Sparkling Bright

As a rule, I am impatient with the gaggle of quirky, silly sidekicks that populate many books and movies for the sole function of comic relief. Fantasy books are particularly egregious offenders in this regard because there is an abundance of lesser creatures that can be employed as throwaway comic characters with funny speech patterns… Continue reading Twilight: So Sparkling Bright

Elsa, I think

I can’t believe this fall is coming without it being associated with school starting for me. It’s the first time in four years that’s happened! Woo-woo, 2020 university graduate! But even before that, in the years I was finishing highschool, fall was not exclusively school time, nor was it quite the same as anticipating going… Continue reading Elsa, I think

Enjolras, Cromwell, and Counter-Revolutionary Dictates of Common Sense

So I was reading along in The Nest of the Sparrowhawk, and in one scene a paragraph of narration caught my attention and reminded me of something else. In the scene, some Cavaliers have been cornered in the upper room of an illegal gambling house by Cromwell's guards. They draw their swords initially, taking umbrage… Continue reading Enjolras, Cromwell, and Counter-Revolutionary Dictates of Common Sense

Inception’s alternate title: The Dream Thieves

I'm re-reading the Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater right now. For a long time, I've had this comparison in my head between the second book, The Dream Thieves, and this scene from Inception. In The Dream Thieves, Ronan has the ability to pull objects and creatures out of his dreams and give them form in… Continue reading Inception’s alternate title: The Dream Thieves

15 Children’s Classics: 100 Books to Read #1

“100 Books You Should Read Before You Die;” “100 Books Everyone Should Read;” “Top 100 Books to Read.” You've probably seen these lists around with varying amounts of recommended books on reading sites and blogs. To be perfectly honest, I cringe a bit when I think about them, because (as I’ve briefly mentioned in a… Continue reading 15 Children’s Classics: 100 Books to Read #1

Sherlock and Lord Henry Do Not Suffer Fools Gladly

I've already used part of this Henry Wotton quote for another Sherlock meme, but this was a different direction it could be taken. Recently I got discussing the phenomenon of interpersonal relations in the workplace (ironically, with someone whom I had not always gotten along with), and I came out confirmed in my conviction that… Continue reading Sherlock and Lord Henry Do Not Suffer Fools Gladly

The Picture of Sherlock Holmes

BBC's Sherlock/The Picture of Dorian Gray I'm a day late, but I thought this quote and picture set I made a while back would fit with Best Friends' Day. I got to spend the day yesterday with a great friend of mine. Whether they're your depressed artist friend, blogger/flatmate, or your archenemy/brother/"detested" relation, let your… Continue reading The Picture of Sherlock Holmes