Tag: Romance

Dumb Movie Characters: A New Number One?

Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood

So I was watching Sense and Sensibility the other day remembering with ease how much I hate Marianne Dashwood.

Ugh. She’s seriously the worst of all Jane Austen’s women cause at least Lydia was young, trying to show up her sisters and didn’t have much of a role model in her mother. And sure I mean Marianne’a cardinal sin is even as a teenager I never would have turned my nose up at Alan Rickman I mean Colonel Brandon.

But I think she might be supplanted by an even dumber character and for once it’s not romantic choices that make me roll my eyes!

The Good & Bad of Fandom

the princess and the fangirl

The Princess and the Fangirl

By: Ashley Poston

Today I just want to talk about something happy and not the ringing of the bells- though it does involve fandom.

The Princess and the Fangirl is Ashley Poston’s second novel about what happens at ComicCon  Excelisor Con and to my surprise I actually enjoyed this one more than Geekerella which I did not expect to in the first few chapters.

Love, Hope & Letters

the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Grade: B+

As the rebuilding from World War II commences author Juliet Ashton begins a correspondence with the people of Guernsey (several of them anyway) who while under German occupation formed a literary club and discovered books, friendship and a way to go on during the impossible. Told in letters I admit I found this book a lot more moving than I thought.

Dash and Lily Really Bummed Me Out

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The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

Authors: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Grade: C

I really enjoyed Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. It was a great little Christmas story. Very sweet. Very fun. So I was looking forward to this one because I could use some Christmas spirit. Unfortunately, this book really didn’t do that.

I get into spoilers below. Not so much story spoilers as one of the characters moods. Just a warning!

Dreamology

Dreamology Author: Lucy Keating Genre: YA/Fantasy Grade: B I knew I had to read this one from the moment I saw the Amazon blurb comparing it to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Alice has […]

Wallbanger

Wallbanger Author: Alice Clayton Genre: Contemporary Romance Grade: B Caroline is loving her brand new apartment in the city. That is until one night the nocturnal activities of her neighbor Simon Parker just about bring […]

Passenger

Passenger Author: Alexandra Bracken Grade: B Genre: YA/Romance/Fantasy  Etta and Nicholas are the main characters in this time-traveling, treasure hunt fantasy that came very well reviewed amongst some of my favorite reviewers. I am always […]