William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher
When you’re a fan of the Bard and a fan of the Wars, there’s nothing to do but to read this book. Peppered with insightful asides, well-crafted Shakespearean insults, and elaborate illustrations (see below), this book/play/novelization, written in perfect iambic pentameter (the English major in me is whooping appreciatively), actually gave me a better understanding…
I have a new favourite thing
So I was working (I swear) and I came across an amazing thing on Twitter: Sarah Wendell (@SmartBitches) is live tweeting her first read of Grey by E.L. James. I promise, it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed it would be. Exhibits A through K There’s more. Wayyyyyy more. And it’s just so good. And when you get your fill…
Do You Think This Is Strange? by Aaron Cully Drake
Originally posted on Consumed by Ink: In order for me to tell you I have nothing to say, I have to say it, which means I have something to say. Quite simply, I loved this book. Do You Think This Is Strange? is being compared to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night…
I read this: “Fifty Shades author EL James announced Monday that she will release a new version of Fifty Shades of Grey, written from Christian’s point of view. The book, titled Grey, will be published on June 18, Christian’s birthday.” —The Hollywood Reporter And now I’m all like:
I knew it!
The first review of Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy has just been posted by Kirkus Reviews! Obviously, they loved it. I knew it’d be amazing. I’ll be waiting in line at the store for this book. Review highlights: “Rather than hiding the facts, she openly divulges, in a darkly humorous way, how she copes…” “Along with…
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” —Dumbledore My favourite quote from my favourite character from my favourite Harry Potter book (which happens to have my favourite cover illustration). Dumbledore, I’ll miss you. No. 20 on my book challenge. Almost there.
We know you’re tall. … So does Hermione.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
I’m not going to lie; I really want to peruse Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Not my favourite of the series—this one was a bit long—but still incredible (obviously). No. 20 on my challenge. Can’t stop.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Wow. Just… wow. At first I thought, “SIX HUNDRED PAGES?!” Now I’m like, “Obviously. Six hundred pages. Totally makes sense.” SUCH a good read. Already reaching for Order of the Phoenix. Another for No. 20 on my challenge.
This is what’s known as creative license
As you know, I’m reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I noticed this: Professor Dumbledore was now looking down at Harry, who looked right back at him, trying to discern the expression of the eyes behind the half-moon spectacles. “Did you put your name into the Goblet of Fire, Harry?” Dumbledore asked calmly. But then I…