Books, I Read It First

I Read It First: Peter Pan

Those raised on the Disney canon (like myself) are already familiar with the basic jist of this story, but you are missing out on SO MUCH. I really liked this book. It has charm dripping out of its spine. The Book: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1911) Genre: YA, fantasy First impressions: Why the hell did it take me so… Continue reading I Read It First: Peter Pan

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Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz

This whole reading-books-getting-turned-into-movies thing has really given me an appreciation for all of the actually GOOD books that land in my lap. It's time, I think, for a little reading positivity, so let's talk about a book that I loved: Arabian Nights and Days, by nobel prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz.  I know you're not suppose to… Continue reading Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz

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I Read It First: Paper Towns

And now we come to the book-to-movie adaptation from one half of my inspiration for this series. Oh, John Green. I have such complicated feelings about you as an author. Excellent feelings about you as a human being, but as an author, just...complicated. This is also the only book on this year's movie list that… Continue reading I Read It First: Paper Towns

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I Read It First: Far From the Madding Crowd

We've officially struck upon the book I enjoyed reading the least! I never would have guessed that in a year that had me reading 50 Shades of Grey and a Nicholas Sparks novel, neither would be the worst romance I had to read. Seriously, this book is horrible. Ugh. I needed wine to finish reading it. Don't… Continue reading I Read It First: Far From the Madding Crowd

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Black Female Speculative Fiction Authors I Adore

On this blog I have talked a lot about how important I think it is to read books by women and people of color, especially if you are not a woman or a person of color. Yay for reading books that aren't meant for you! I have put a lot of effort into trying to… Continue reading Black Female Speculative Fiction Authors I Adore

Books, I Read It First

I Read It First: Child 44

For the first time, my initial impressions of a book were wrong! It turns out I don't hate Child 44. Just, like, the first 200 pages of it. And like 50% of the pages thereafter. What I am saying is that this book is way too long. The Book: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith Genre:… Continue reading I Read It First: Child 44

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I Read It First: The Longest Ride

What the hell do people see in Nicholas Sparks that keeps getting his pointless drivel turned into movies? I don't understand. It's not even good romance. He just throws poorly realized trauma-victim stereotypes at one another and mashes their faces together like a toddler playing with barbies. IT'S JUST NOT GOOD. Goddammit. Okay, let's get… Continue reading I Read It First: The Longest Ride