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
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
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
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!
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?
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
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!
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)
I'm pretty sure I've at least mentioned before how Emily Croy Barker's The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic (click the cover to buy through IndieBound) is one of my favorite books of the last several years, maybe of ever. The story has been described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups" (even though lots of grown-ups read Harry … Continue reading The “Thinking Woman’s Guide” Sequel Has a Title!
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