I like to think I've always been a reader. I remember my parents reading to me; I remember Scholastic book fairs and designated reading time in elementary school; I remember walking to and from the library every single weekend; I remember always being a reader. And thinking about my history of reading also got me thinking about the people who inspired . . .
Do you consume the book or the movie adaptation first? And what factors contribute to your decision? This has always been a matter of importance to me, though I've found other people (my girlfriend, for instance) aren't necessarily concerned with the decision. To most people, especially those that don't read, it's not important. If one . . .
Since joining in 2014, I added a crazy number of books to my TBR. Like, 600+ books. And many of them were really crappy-looking books that only had, like, 50 ratings. I'm not saying you should only read megahits... Personally, I usually don't find independently-published books very good. I've read quite a few of them, and to be frank, they are . . .
Back in January, I wrote about how I was thinking about trying audiobooks and bookish podcasts. Well, I'm here to tell you that I did try both of these. In fact, it quickly became the best part about my job. I did listen to the So Many Damn Books podcast for a while, but then Goodreads kept throwing my stupid reading challenge in my . . .
I remember the days before going to college. The days of being stuck at my mom's house with nothing to do and pretty much being miserable 24/7. I don't really want to go into all those details, but my point is, I had infinite time and desire to read. One summer I read all of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Another year I read 90+ books. Back then, books were . . .
This week I'm here to talk about killing off characters in some of your favorite novels. I know, I know. Touchy subject. But I was catching up on everybody's favorite HBO series--Game of Thrones season 6--and also finishing up the ... Continue reading
Sorry I didn't post last week -- I was busy standing in a line for 6 hours in 80-degree heat to see The 1975. It was worth the wait! Amazing show. 10/10 would recommend. One of the worst questions someone can ask me is, "Why do you read?" It's not that I hate the question…