13 Book Recommendations Based on My Favorite Halloween Films (Part 2)

I see the ghosts and creaking floors and sharp teeth didn't scare you off... Welcome back to Part 2 of my book recommendations based on my favorite Halloween films. Today, we're diving deeper into the Gothic. Tower of Terror (1997) This was the first movie that I remember being terrified of. It used to air …

13 Book Recommendations Based on My Favorite Halloween Films (Part 1)

I don’t usually read books that resemble movies I watch, but at Halloween time, the best time of the year, my Gothic heart is at no end of media to consume that spooky, eerie, strange, and uncanny. At this time of year, I like my movies how I like my books -- monstrous, dark, and …

End of the Year Plan

There are a mere 66 days until the end of the year. Lifetime is already showing Christmas movies 24/7, we’re in the last week of Halloween season, my mom is already doing the “do you want it for Christmas” routine -- it feels like it only dropped below 80 degrees here yesterday! The leaves aren’t …

It Is a Truth Universally Acknowledged that Classics Suck: Or Why We Give up before We Even Start

A quick poll of my Facebook friends reported that we f*cking hate classics. Of course, this, as most things, is on a scale, with 1 being mildly dislike to 10 being “I ritualistically burned my books and cast curses over Hemingway’s grave when I left Lit 101.” We all can find ourselves somewhere on this …

March Reads

March was a huge and complete bummer for my reading challenge, as I only managed a spare four books this month. I shouldn't whine too much, because I did manage to stay ahead of the curve on my 52 in 52 (ending the week at book 20, week 14), but it didn't feel great to …