Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode

This episode is available on Spotify, Apple, and anywhere you find bookish podcasts. My conversation with Claire last week about Midnight Sun and Twilight reminded me of some previous thoughts I’ve had on the series. In October of 2015 when Life and Death, the gender-swapped reimagining of Twilight, was released, I reposted two essays I’d … Continue reading Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode

Book Recommendations Based on Your “The Rise of Skywalker” Opinions

It's been a week since I saw Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. There were things I loved about it, and things I wasn't so on board with, and things that I was simply baffled by. I've now had some time to process and sort out my emotions regarding the conclusion of this … Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your “The Rise of Skywalker” Opinions

I Am Not On Board: Let’s Talk About Authorial Intent

I've written a little before about my peeve of authors trying to closely control readers' perceptions of their work. *cough* Tolkien *cough* And of course there have been ongoing discussions of Authorial Intent and "Death of the Author" from experts much more highly qualified than I for centuries. But today, I had a very personal … Continue reading I Am Not On Board: Let’s Talk About Authorial Intent

So You Don’t Want to Support Amazon Anymore

We all know Amazon is The. Worst. There are reports and lots of articles detailing how the multi-billion dollar corporation has put small, independent retailers out of business, as well as the terrible ethics with which they treat their employees, both warehouse workers and delivery drivers. (Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is a billionaire a hundred times … Continue reading So You Don’t Want to Support Amazon Anymore

I Am Not On Board With Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”

The trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, was just released this week. I feel like I've been hearing news about this movie for about a year at this point, and very little that I've heard has inspired any excitement. Maybe it's too early to judge, as … Continue reading I Am Not On Board With Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”