In honor of Halloween this year, I read for the first time Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. Obviously I was dying to watch the Netflix series when it came out, but I told myself I'd get around to it. After finally reading the novel this year, I discovered there are film adaptations, too. I decided to only watch the . . .
When a beautiful woman wanders into the bookstore where Joe works, he is immediately obsessed with her. He must know who she is. After Googling the name on her credit card, he’s in luck: only 1 Guinevere Beck shows up in NYC. Even better, Beck (as her friends call her) has a public Facebook page and a ridiculously active . . .
The Goldfinch Motion Picture Rating: RRelease Date: 2019Director: John CrowleyRuntime: 149 mins.Adapted From: The Goldfinch Please Note: This review contains spoilers for both the film and novel, The Goldfinch. Read at your own discretion. After a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Theodore Decker is left without a mother, without a home.…
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 . . .
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 . . .
Okie doke. Let's go. Okay. I've been waiting to watch Love, Simon until I could get my hands on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. When I noticed the film on HBO, I decided to just go ahead and listen to the audiobook at work, as I wasn't actively searching for the physical copy, anyway. I really enjoyed the audiobook and was excited to watch the film. So last weekend, I . . .
Stella is a typical teenager—she goes to school, hangs out with friends, and makes YouTube videos. But she also has Cystic Fibrosis, a disease she's determined to not let kill her. All she has to do is make her way up the transplant list and get herself a new lung. That gives her an extra 5 years. She needs . . .
Vee is not the adventurous type... Her best friend Syd, however, can pretty much do anything---and does. When Syd suggests Vee do something wild and dangerous, Vee surprises her and does just that: she becomes a player in Nerve, a game where you complete dares for prizes. Seems easy enough—especially backed by her deliciously hot . . .
Malorie lives in an abandoned home with her two young children. They do not look outside—ever. Malorie’s children have never seen the outside world. Malorie hasn’t seen it herself in five years. Something is out there, something that, if seen, will make you go mad. Make you hurt those around you. Make you kill yourself. But Malorie wants more for . . .
Ever since my girlfriend and I met in college 4 years ago, we have had differing opinions on The Great Gatsby, both the novel and its adaptations. It was a never-ending source of amusement to those around us in our English classes and continues to be so for our friends who know us now. Because my girlfriend and I read ...