Books, Reviews, SciFi

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Apparently this is a book blog now, because a solid 50% of my posts these days are just book reviews. I've been reading a lot. Can you tell? Today the book is The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie, an author whom my good friend Emily simply worships, but whom I have taken some time… Continue reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Movies, Reviews, Writing

How to Train Your Dragon 2

This past weekend, a good friend of mine (whose love for children's films borders on the obsessive) and I went to see the much-anticipated sequel to the Dreamworks film How to Train Your Dragon. I was nervous about this sequel, because sequels are pretty consistently terrible (especially where children's films are concerned, with the notable exception… Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 2

Books, Reviews

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Last week, I read a Maya Angelou novel for the first time ever--I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Ironically, it was during the same week in which she died, RIP. This means that the news is full of retrospectives on her life and the impact of her work, most of them singing (deserved) praises.… Continue reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Movies

Kid Movies for Adults

I was writing another post for today, but it's turned out to be far squirrlier than initially anticipated, so instead I've decided to make a short list of kid's movies that I love as an adult. The only children's movies I've talked about on here are Up and Wreck-It Ralph, neither of which I cared for, so… Continue reading Kid Movies for Adults

Drunk Movie Monday, Movies, Reviews

Drunk Movie Monday – Reefer Madness

With the Oscars last night, which actually featured a number of deserving winners rather than the usual 'meh' that the Academy presents, it seems a bit silly to talk about bad movies that are fun to watch drunk. But I am still going to do Drunk Movie Monday because it is A Thing, and so… Continue reading Drunk Movie Monday – Reefer Madness

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

As you may recall, I have made a resolution to read more books by ladies and people of color this year. While I was waiting for my shipment of lady books to come in from Powell's, I dug through my to-read shelf to see if there were any acceptable options hiding in among all the… Continue reading Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Books, Reviews

Love (?) in the Time of Cholera

Hello, hello! I am apparently on a talking-about-books kick these days, because once again I've finished reading something and am absolutely dying to talk about it. This time the book is Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which I started reading while on vacation in Hawaii, because "breezy beach reads" aren't actually a… Continue reading Love (?) in the Time of Cholera