Alina Starkov is a nobody. An orphan. A mapmaker in the First Army. But when she ventures into the Shadow Fold, a stretch of land covered in darkness and crawling with horrible monsters, she unleashes a dormant power to save her closest friend, Mal. She’s a Grisha, a magical being, and one of the most powerful at that. She’s . . .
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, the totalitarian and theocratic rule that has replaced the government of the United States. Women can no longer have jobs, own money, read or write, or do much of anything anymore, other than what they’ve been assigned. Handmaids are assigned to . . .
2020 was a rough year – I think we can all agree on that. COVID-19 affected all aspects of life, but most notably in my life was the closing of movie theaters and delayed release dates for both TV shows and movies. Some movies even went directly to streaming services (though I'm not too upset about that, because . . .
It's Christmas in New York, and for Dash, he's blessedly been left completely and totally alone. His mom thinks he's with his dad, and his dad thinks he's with his mom. Left to his own devices, Dash wanders around the city in Grinch-like fashion. He winds up at his favorite bookstore, where he finds a red notebook that . . .
Lara Jean and Peter are together now. For real. And LJ feels like she's in a dream. But every time she experiences a 'first' with Peter, she can't help think about the fact that he's already had these firsts---with Gen. And then, suddenly, one of Lara Jean's past love interests, John Ambrose, comes back into her life, and Laura Jean can't . . .
I just finished You S2 and, as a reader of the books, I have MANY questions. And many opinions!
One of my favorite activities at the start of the new year is checking out what books will be made into a movie or TV series. Of course, it's not an all-inclusive list, since news about adaptations comes out randomly throughout the year, but it's a fun way to start planning my year of films to see. With 2019 being a somewhat . . .
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.…