Love of Reading Month

Apparently February is “Love of Reading” month! I saw this lovely post from @Fictionophile and decided to put it on my own blog with my own answers! (Read her responses here: Love of Reading)

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According to my mom I read a lot as a kid. She’d read to me, I’d read to her, I’d read to myself. Apparently I was a book addict even as a toddler. Many books have touched my life but perhaps one of those that had the largest impact on my life is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Yes, I feel a bit typical and far from unique with that answer but it’s the truth. And a bit more truth would tell you that it was seeing the movie in the movie theater that actually brought me to the book and my crime spree of stealing these books from my brother’s shelf until I’d caught up and overtook him as the biggest Potterhead in the family.  Continue reading

British Literature Checklist

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How many of these books have you read?

Thank you Jess’ Reading Nook for putting together this list of essential British literature classics! (You can check out her post here). Feel free to join in! Copy and paste this into a post on your blog, link back to Jess’ post, and change the color of all the books you have read. Are there any you already have on your TBR list??

Read:      26 /50    TBR:      16/50  Continue reading

BRN #6: Genres, Subgenres, and Little Baby Llamas

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Differentiating genres is irritatingly difficult sometimes. I rather think most people don’t care but I like boxing and labeling things nice and tidy so yeah, sometimes I care haha. Anyway, I decided to share how I personally breakdown and define different “umbrella” genres using my own words and opinions, because why not? Keep in mind that this is a tangled messy web because books/movies/television/life can fall within multiple genres but they all tend to have one overarching genre.


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BRN #4: A “Talking Prop”: Friend or Foe?

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There are times when my thought-streams puddle and pool together and I must babble and type them out to free up some mental space in my head. And yes okay now that I’ve written that sentence I realize how weird it sounds…cool. Onward!

Illustrating an actor as a “talking prop” is both infuriatingly belittling verging on disrespectful but also blissfully grounding.  Continue reading

BRN #3: Middle Book Syndrome

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There are times when my thought-streams puddle and pool together and I must babble and type them out to free up some mental space in my head. And yes okay now that I’ve written that sentence I realize how weird it sounds…cool. Onward!

When it comes to a book trilogy you have a beginning (Book 1), a middle (Book 2), and an end (Book 3). But what I want to discuss this fine overcast morning is Book 2: The middle child of books.  Continue reading

BRN #2: The August Theory: August Doesn’t Exist.

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Every once in a while I may post a random blog post about something random but probably linked to books or TV/movies or both as the description of this blog itself contains the word “babble.”

Today I’m finally venting on the utter confusion instilled in me as a child when I saw the first Harry Potter film and read the first Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

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