Books, Movies, Television

Circe News & Her Satanic Majesty: A July Wrap-Up

circe uk edition

In super exciting news Circe- which was one of my favorite reads in a very long time- got a straight-to-series order from HBO. I find the writers credits a bit of a mixed bag but the source material is so strong… oh, man I’m having de ja vu cause I am sure I said that before about another HBO series.

But what really matters is the casting…

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The Best Books of 2018

muse of nightmares

It’s time for the Best Books of 2018 meaning… My Favorite Read of the Year and a few special Book Awards. Not all of these were published in 2018 but it’s the year I read them so that’s what we’re going with! I’m not going to go into to much detail though I’ll link to reviews but needless to say I would recommend them all!

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Books, Movies, Television

Who’s Been Naughty? Who’s Been Nice?

whose been naughty whose been nice

So I tried to narrow down the book, film and television characters who would make both Santa’s lists this year. I was going to do more than the year but that would have taken me forever! Let’s do Naughty first cause that’s always more fun…

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All the Beautiful Books 2018 Edition

the surface breaks

Since I judge books by covers I wanted to do all my favorite most beautiful, striking covers of 2018. I haven’t necessarily read these books and in some cases the insides weren’t as beautiful or striking but these are my top picks! Unfortunately I don’t own them all either so in some cases they aren’t done justice… Enjoy!

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8 Retelling Recommendations to Try

retelling recommendations

I am in a very list making mood these days. I did one for people who want to try Science-Fiction and then was working on movies got to Clueless (which is of course a timeless Emma retelling) and thought… Retellings. The Best Ones I’d Recommend for People who want to give them a go!

FYI while this is about books I’d still totally recommend Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You (a Taming of the Shrew retelling.) Both classics of my youth!

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Book Recs for the Reputation Era!

Taylor Swift burning money

Seeing as how Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour kicks off today I thought I’d do a recommendation list of books that go will with this particular album/era.

Some go well with the album overall. Some go well with certain songs on the album and others are just about women embracing their reputations but also writing their own stories and in some cases about how we only know so many people by their reputations or our ideas of them and never really know the whole true person.

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Books, Movies, Other, Television

April Wrap-Up: So Many Aliens

blue skies and spring

Every time Spring rolls around I decide I’ve somehow developed a green thumb and surround myself with flowers and succulents and things that grow. This April was really no different. I’m finishing off my herb garden (which is really just a shelf) but hoping for the best with keeping them alive!

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Wrapping up the OWLS

Hermione Granger

April’s Magical Readathon ended yesterday (29th). The event was hosted by the Youtuber G at Book Roast. I did 8 1/2 half O.W.L.s & staying on brand did not really stick to my stated TBR so book/ OWL wrap up to follow…

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What It Means to Be Alive

Circe

Circe

By: Madeline Miller

Grade: A

“Humbling women seems to be the chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.”

Part of me wants to talk in-depth about Circe and another part of me, a very large part, wants to be like, “Yes! It was great! Fantastic! Just read it…”

So I shall do a little of both.

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Going for My O.W.L.S: Magical Readathon!

Hermione Granger

I couldn’t pass up a chance to get my O.W.L’s! One of my favorite Youtubers G at Book Roast is hosting a Magical Readathon this month on her channel and over on Twitter (@MagicalReadthn) in which you read for your O.W.L.s

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