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The Catcher in the Rye | book review

It's no surprise when Holden Caulfield flunks out of yet another school. Instead of going straight home to inform his parents, Holden spends a few whirlwind days around New York City calling up old friends, drinking in bars (illegally, of course), and crashing in sleazy places. Rather than face his parents, he chooses loneliness and misery, and . . .

We Have Always Lived in the Castle | adaptation review

The Blackwoods have lived in the house upon the hill for generations. There used to be more Blackwoods, but now there’s only three: Mary Katherine (who goes by Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian. The other Blackwoods were killed years ago by poison, a crime Constance was accused of and then acquitted. But the people in . . .

Dream Casting “Wilder Girls”

If you're anything like me, you were quick to snatch a copy of Rory Power's debut, Wilder Girls, earlier this month. The novel is very much a slow journey, but totally worth it---I finished it within a week (you can find my review here). Since then, I've been imaging how cool a movie version would be. It would be hard to film due to all the mutations, but . . .

We Have Always Lived in the Castle | book review

The Blackwoods have lived in the house upon the hill for generations. There used to be more Blackwoods, but now there's only three: Mary Katherine (who goes by Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian. The other Blackwoods were killed years ago by poison, a crime Constance was accused of and then acquitted. But the people in the . . .

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before | adaptation review

I've been dying to watch this movie ever since it came out on Netflix. But you know me... Can't watch the movie till I read the book. I usually prefer reading series as opposed to listening to them on Audiobook, but I knew it'd be ages until I ever decided to buy the To All the Boys series. So I just went ahead and listened to the . . .