What does Hamilton mean to me in 2020?

The year is 2020. In the midst of a global pandemic, an economic recession, and social unrest unlike anything during my lifetime, I open up my brand new Disney+ account (which was created for this and this alone) and click play on Hamilton: An American Musical. There's so much about this moment that I couldn't … Continue reading What does Hamilton mean to me in 2020?

How to be a Harry Potter fan without supporting J.K. Rowling ever again

Well folks, here we are again: J.K. Rowling is once again being a trash person. As you probably already know, J.K. Rowling has in the past made some transphobic statements indicating that she is a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist); in other words, she doesn't believe that trans women are women. Obviously this is an incredibly … Continue reading How to be a Harry Potter fan without supporting J.K. Rowling ever again

A Percy Jackson adaptation is coming to Disney+ and I have so many thoughts!

I'm sure we've all heard the news by now... Pssst. Hey, demigods . . . pic.twitter.com/7ep4aeyS3I — Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020 That's right, we're finally getting a proper adaptation of Percy Jackson and I could not be more excited!!! As every Percy Jackson fan knows, there has already been one attempt at adapting … Continue reading A Percy Jackson adaptation is coming to Disney+ and I have so many thoughts!

Goodreads, pull yourself together (aka, how to improve this dysfunctional site)

As someone who uses Goodreads on a near-daily basis, I have a lot of appreciation for what it has to offer. It's the easiest way for me to keep track of books I've read and books I want to read, as well as see reviews and reactions to any book I want. It's a social … Continue reading Goodreads, pull yourself together (aka, how to improve this dysfunctional site)

Why and how to support independent bookstores during COVID-19 (and always)

The coronavirus outbreak around the world has impacted everyone, but few are hit as hard as small businesses that rely on day-to-day sales to stay afloat. Independent bookstores are no exception. With health concerns and stay-at-home orders, most bookstores have closed their doors with concerns about when - and if - they'll be able to … Continue reading Why and how to support independent bookstores during COVID-19 (and always)

Genre Talk: what makes a book YA?

Not long ago, I read one of my most anticipated books of the year, Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater. It was incredible and mind-blowing and everything that I hoped it would be - but despite being categorized as young adult, it didn't really feel like a YA novel. What is the feel of … Continue reading Genre Talk: what makes a book YA?

Audiobooks are great and here’s why

Hello, all! I'm here today to talk about something that recently I've been appreciating quite a bit: audiobooks! I haven't always been the biggest audiobook fan, but within the last year or so, I've been listening to them more than ever and recognizing them for how wonderful they are. So far in 2019, I've listened … Continue reading Audiobooks are great and here’s why

How book blogging keeps me inside my reading comfort zone

Hello, all! Today's discussion is something that has been on my mind lately regarding book blogging and my reading habits, and I wanted to see if any of my other fellow blogger people feel the same way. Here's the dilemma: I think book blogging has preventing me from venturing too far from my reading comfort … Continue reading How book blogging keeps me inside my reading comfort zone

The future of YA (part 2) | why do so many adults read YA?

Last month, I kicked off a series of blog posts discussing the future of young adult books. Part one of this series was all about trends within the age category, including the big books that have made a lasting impact and where I think trends are heading in the future. Today, I'm looking more closely … Continue reading The future of YA (part 2) | why do so many adults read YA?