This is my first time creating a readathon and I'm so excited! December is Jane Austen’s birth month, so it’s the perfect time for some Austen celebration! Join me in reading and watching all things Jane Austen while also diversifying our bookshelves and media! Whether you're a seasoned Austen aficionado, or you've never read her … Continue reading Announcing A Very Austen-tatious Readathon!
Books to Get Us Through the 2020 Election
With just a week until voting ends in the U.S. General Election, we may be looking for things to take our minds off the news, or, if you're like me, ways to fully immerse ourselves in the historical context of this one particular event. Find out how to register to vote here! Find your nearest … Continue reading Books to Get Us Through the 2020 Election
This Post is Just a Bunch of Announcements
This is my reading nook. Isn't it cute? This week I am taking a little break from podcasting so I don’t have a new episode for you, but I did want to let you know about a couple of fun things happening in the Rhonda With A Book Cinematic Universe. First off, I am really … Continue reading This Post is Just a Bunch of Announcements
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
Social Justice in Science Fiction: Podcast Episode
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
I’m Relaunching the Podcast!
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!
How Has Social Distancing Affected Your Reading?
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?
Cover Reveal: Behind Blue Eyes
Hey, Shadow City fans, have I got some good news for you! (If you haven't read Shadow City, check this out.) If you liked Anna Mocikat's sci-fi/horror/adventure novel (and are anxiously awaiting book 2...), then you will love her brand new series, the first installment of which will be available this May! The … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Behind Blue Eyes
Let’s Dissect the New “Emma” Trailer!
The first trailer for the upcoming Emma adaptation dropped today, and I have thoughts! If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here: So right off the bat, spot-on casting of Miss Bates. Miranda Hart, 100%, absolutely, done and done. I also love the casting of Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse. I do wonder if he's … Continue reading Let’s Dissect the New “Emma” Trailer!
So I Guess I’m Doing NaNoWriMo (a Crisis)
If you haven't heard of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, it's an annual event in the month of November in which people try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Daunting? Yes. I have no clue whatsoever how this is going to go, so that's fun! The novel I'm going to attempt is … Continue reading So I Guess I’m Doing NaNoWriMo (a Crisis)