Movie Alert!/Trailer Thursday

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Movie Alert is a book meme hosted by me to show trailers for different book to movie/tv show adaptions. Feel free to use it, just make sure to credit my blog!

Time for another Movie Alert! (or Trailer Thurday, whatever works). This week I’m talking about The Hate U Give which comes out tomorrow in North America! Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Happy Top Ten Tuesday bookworms! I changed this week’s theme a little, originally it was Top Ten Favourite Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit so I just focused on my favourite bookstores and which ones I’ve wanted to see!

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Review: Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn, Cliff Chiang (Illustrator), and Matthew Wilson (Illustrator)

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Publication: April 5th 2016
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages:  144 pages
Source: Christmas Gift (Thanks Rachel and Chantal!)
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fiction, Sci-Fi,
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

For anyone who ever wondered what Stranger Things would be like if it followed a group of girls instead of boys, this graphic novel is it!

Now don’t get me wrong, I love Stranger Things, but the show did make me very aware of the fact that there are very few stories that follow a group of girls in a coming of age story without them hating each other or stabbing each other in the back. So I was so happy when my friends gave me this for Christmas a few years ago because I had wanted to read it for forever! Continue reading

Review: The Lottery – The Authorized Graphic Novel by Shirley Jackson and Miles Hyman

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Publication: October 25th 2016
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Pages:  160 pages
Source: Birthday Present (for my Dad!)
Genre: Short story, graphic novel, fiction, classic, horror
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

How could I not love this graphic novel? It’s one of Shirley Jackson’s most well-known works AND it was illustrated by her grandson!

I had never read Jackson’s infamous short story before reading the graphic novel, but I did know what happened in the story. Still, know the story didn’t stop me from loving it, if anything it made me keener to analyze the story (and illustrations) for what was to come. Continue reading

Movie Alert!/Trailer Thursday

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Movie Alert is a book meme hosted by me to show trailers for different book to movie/tv show adaptions. Feel free to use it, just make sure to credit my blog!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but luckily a lot more book adaptions are coming out so get ready to hear about them!

I was originally super excited when I learned that The Haunting of Hill House was being turned into a Netflix miniseries. I adore Shirley Jackson and this book, the 1960s adaption of the novel (called The Haunting) is phenomenal, but I was excited to see what a new adaption would show! Continue reading

Review: Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

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Publication: July 10th 2018
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages:  416 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

“‘We are not delicate flowers. We break our backs with the washing and the tilling of soil and the bearing of children. We can beat an enemy as handily as we beat a rug'” (White 122).

What a fantastic end to a truly amazing trilogy! Somehow Bright We Burn completely flew under my radar, maybe everyone on bookstagram was just too excited for White’s most recent release The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, which don’t get me wrong I’m also pumped for. But I thought it was so strange that I hadn’t heard anything of this book, I had to search it on Goodreads before I learned it came out this past July! Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Happy Top Ten Tuesday bookworms! This week’s theme is Longest Books I’ve Ever Read, and it’s made me realize I haven’t read many long books, though I guess it depends on how long you think I long book is. I usually think anything over 450 pages is a long book, so for this list I could only think of four long books I’ve read! Do you read a lot of long books? Continue reading

Library Loot

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Time for another Library Loot! It isn’t that I’ve been lazy about posting these, it’s that my holds at the library took a pause until this week! Luckily I got two new books that look really interesting: Summer Cannibals by Melanie Hobson and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday bookworms! Have you ever been to a book signing or met your favourite author? I’ve been to some book signings in the past, I even got to meet one of my all-time favourites a few years back, but there are still so many authors I want to meet! And that’s the theme for this week, Authors I’d Love to Meet. What are some of yours? Continue reading

Review: Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs

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Publication: October 2nd 2018
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages:  272 pages
Source: Fan Expo Canada (ARC)
Genre: Non Fiction, History, Feminism
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

I was incredibly lucky to receive an ARC of Girl Squads at Fan Expo Canada this August. This is my honest review of the book.

When I received this book at Fan Expo (THE LAST ARC!) I knew it was the book for me. In recent years I’ve been looking to expand my list of feminist reads, and discovering that Sam Maggs had written a book looking at all the different girl squads around the world that have changed history was exactly what I was looking for.  Continue reading