What is the point of this post? I really have no idea (see note at end of post). I'm not even a big candle person. I own like two scented candles and I'm pretty sure at least one of them was a Secret Santa gift from a coworker. But just in case you were looking … Continue reading Jane Austen Novels as Scented Candles
Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you find bookish podcasts. This week's podcast episode is a reading of this post from all the way back in January of 2019. I thought it seemed relevant now in this moment of increasing awareness and action surrounding the civil rights and social justice movements. And … Continue reading Social Justice in Science Fiction: Podcast Episode
This post was originally published on BookRiot, because I'm a contributor now. I'm cool like that. For almost as long as film has been around as an art form, books have been adapted for film. In fact, the earliest known motion picture based on a literary source was filmed in 1896. (It’s a 45-second scene … Continue reading What Do We Want in a Literary Adaptation?
Last Fall I attempted the project of a weekly bookish podcast, mostly as a way to get more recording and editing practice to hone my skills for my other podcast, Pop DNA. I made about seven episodes, and even got to interview an author, but then life and other projects got in the way and … Continue reading I’m Relaunching the Podcast!
By now, everyone knows about the great boiling point the U.S. has reached, with the murder of George Floyd the latest in a string of such cases that has sparked protests in every state and in many countries across the globe. I have posted quite a bit about this on social media, but I haven't … Continue reading Words from Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and More from the KidLit Rally for Black Lives
This tag is so cute and fun, and I'm really excited to do this. I'm already feeling more cozy and relaxed. Prompts for this tag are based on spring essentials: rainy days, cozy blankets, and spring TBR! Here are the rules: Thank the person who nominated you — Thank you, Leah! I can always count … Continue reading Book Tag: Spring Time, Cozy Time
So I've been really into TikTok lately, and I've gradually discovered a bookish community on this social media platform, known as #booktok. I may be about 10 years older than the average TikTokker but I'm having so much fun! And I've started to build up a bit of small following with my niche Jane Austen … Continue reading What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)
So awhile back I wrote this post about how I am not a fan of Harry Potter. The response was a little surprising to me, to be honest. A lot of commenters agreed with me, and even a couple of people who are fans of the series at least acknowledged my points. No one left … Continue reading Books for Your Kids (or You!) to Read Instead of “Harry Potter”
The world is a strange and kind of scary place right now. With the spread of COVID-19 affecting both physical and mental health all over the world, and social distancing, self quarantine, and shelter-in-place measures being enacted throughout the U.S. and dozens of other countries, I think everyone is at least a little on edge. … Continue reading How Has Social Distancing Affected Your Reading?
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