Time to get controversial! What is your opinion of self published books? Generally, I have found some good stories that have been self-published. That said, on a whole the self-published books I’ve read have always felt a little rough around the edges. Could this be because I know they’re self-published so judge them differently? Possibly,… Continue reading Self-Published vs Traditionally Published Books? What are the pros and cons of each?
One of my favorite books of all-time is Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Now you can only re-read a book so much, so I was trying to find books that were similar to it, unfortunately there’s not a lot of recommendations out there so I thought I’d do what I could to list books I’d… Continue reading Books Similar to Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
From the very beginning I’ve always made a statement. Not every one appreciated that. But I wasn’t for everyone. There’s been a lot of hype about Cruella, the trailer made it look visually stunning but there’s lots of visually stunning movies out there by Disney that lack a lot in terms of plot, character development,… Continue reading Cruella | Best Movie I’ve seen in a long time…
It was foolish indeed – thus to run farther and farther from all who could help her, as if she had been seeking a fit spot for the goblin creature to eat her in at his leisure; but that is the way fear serves us: it always sides with the thing we are afraid of.… Continue reading The Princess and the Goblin | Classics Club
Oscar Wilde, you haven’t let me down! The movie rendition of this play with Colin Firth is exceptional, and well it’s obvious to see why. I didn’t know how much the dialogue would match the original play. So much is exactly replicated, it’s just that good. If there’s one thing Oscar Wilde does exceptionally well,… Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest | Classics Club | Review
On average, I don’t finish books I don’t like. My motto is “life is too short to read books you don’t like.” Or watch movies you don’t like. Or eat food you don’t like. You get the picture. There are of course, exceptions to this mantra and I don’t follow it in everything I do.… Continue reading To read or not to read? Do you finish books you don’t like?
My first P.G. Wodehouse book did not disappoint! While it’s not a long book, it isn’t too short and left me feeling satisfied. The length fit perfectly to the tale told, and everything felt very intentional and perfectly in place. It made me laugh, and just felt delightful and fun. What really stands out about… Continue reading Quick Service by P.G. Wodehouse | Book Review
Instead of focusing on the classics that everyone probably knows about already (Narnia, Harry Potter etc.) I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite Children’s Fantasy books growing up that are perhaps lesser known! Enjoy! The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit This author has several good books I’d try recommending, and was one of the… Continue reading Underrated Children’s Fantasy
I can enjoy practically everything that comes along—while it’s happening. Only I have to keep on doing things, because, if I once stop, it all seems a lot of rot and I don’t care a damn if I go west tomorrow. At least, that’s what I should have said. Now—I don’t know. I’m beginning to… Continue reading The Busman’s Honeymoon | Dorothy Sayers | Classics Club
‘It’s a kind of medicine with words,’ said Nutt, carefully. ‘Sometimes people fool themselves into believing things that aren’t true. Sometimes that can be quite dangerous for the person. They see the world in a wrong way. They won’t let themselves see that what they believe is wrong.’ Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett Another hilarious book… Continue reading Unseen Academicals | Discworld Novel | Book Review