I’m Thinking of Never Watching Another Book-To-Film Adaptation

This post has gone through many edits and rereads by yours truly, because after I watched the film adaptation of I’m Thinking of Ending Things (authored by Iain Reid), I had a lot to say, and so I wrote down all of my thoughts in a post. Initially they were negative outbursts without a lot … Continue reading I’m Thinking of Never Watching Another Book-To-Film Adaptation

Sunday Morning Thoughts: What’s in a Book Review Blog Post

In this edition of Sunday Morning Thoughts, I'm not just sharing my own—I'd like you to share yours. As I've gotten fully comfortable with how I structure my book reviews here on the blog, I'm starting to consider ways to improve them or make sure they have all the information my readers look for; basically, … Continue reading Sunday Morning Thoughts: What’s in a Book Review Blog Post

The NetGalley Shelf App | First Impressions

Yesterday (July 13th, 2020) NetGalley launched their Shelf App - their "first mobile app, available for free on both iOS and Android devices." I was excited to see the announcement, and downloaded the app right away. The following are my first impressions of this new way to access NetGalley. If you are unfamiliar with NetGalley … Continue reading The NetGalley Shelf App | First Impressions

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (Five Fairy Stories)

Like most of the backdated books on my shelves, I found The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories by A.S. Byatt in a used bookstore. Because of my growing interest in fairy tales and fairy tale analysis, there was no way I was leaving that bookstore without this collection. I must admit, however, that … Continue reading The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (Five Fairy Stories)

The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales

My fairy tale exploration has officially gone beyond the Grimm realm, with my reading of The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales, translated and retold by Bonnie C. Marshall (advised by Alla V. Kulagina). I'm going to talk a little bit about the particular edition I read, and then cover some of the fairy tales and … Continue reading The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales