Genre: Literary

Book Review: The Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Book Review: The Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

“I ask myself how other people see me, and I hope they see me from way far away.” July’s book club selection was Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s Queen of the South. This novel has been adapted a couple of times for television. The first time as a telenovela, and the second as the American remake which airs on cable. […]

Audio Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Posted May 17, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you.” April’s book club selection was Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You. This book centers around a mixed-race family in the ’70’s who suffer a great tragedy. This story is told from multiple perspectives and jumps around in time. While this kind of storytelling […]

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” I’ve been moving unusually slow for my 2016 Reading England challenge, as I’ve just completed my […]

Audio Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Posted April 20, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

“Everybody’s damaged by something.” I first saw the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s Room when I attended AMC Theaters “Best Picture Showcase.” If you’ve never heard of it, every year the theater has a marathon of all the films nominated for the Academy Award. It’s a really fun event, and this year was my fourth year attending. […]

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” I never read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in high school, but I’ve always wanted to read it. As you guys know, I love dystopian stories, so I knew […]

Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To Watching

Posted November 10, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Teaser Tuesday, Top Ten Tuesday / 2 Comments
Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To Watching

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! […]

TEASER TUESDAY & TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Stephen King Book Adaptations

TEASER TUESDAY & TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Stephen King Book Adaptations

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! […]

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Good…: I remember trying to read this novel years ago, but being in the 3rd grade I was unprepared to deal with the subject matter. I guess it’s one thing to watch a movie, and another to read the novel. This was really surprising to me, because the film is one of my favorite […]