Month: July 2014

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

When I heard about the existence of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, my curiosity was instantly piqued. I mean, I’m not gonna lie, I’m a pretty big Star Wars fan, and this sounded just completely hilarious and fun, so when Quirk Books offered to send me review copies of the series, I was all for it. This series is tons of fun for true Star Wars fan, make no mistake, while also showing off Doescher’s skill as a writer. What you see is mostly what you get with Verily, A New Hope. It takes the story of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and translates […]

Posted July 30, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I love this topic guys, because I instantly knew how I wanted to present it. You know how sometimes when you get a creative idea, you get all giddy and stuff? THAT’S ME. Anyway, I’m focusing just on my physical copies for this topic – but to be honest, I mostly read physical copies anyway. If I do read an ebook and love it, I usually go out and buy a physical copy. So, this is still pretty representative. That’s point one. Point two is that […]

Posted July 29, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 6 Comments
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Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

So if you know me, you’ll probably have heard at one point or another that I’m seriously obsessed with the webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube. For those who are unfamiliar (where have you been??!?!) the webseries is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which takes place in the form of vlogs in which Lizzie Bennet tells the audience about her daily life and her familial and romantic drama. The adaptation was actually an immersive transmedia experience, using multiple platforms including Twitter accounts for the characters, Instagram accounts, Tumblr posts, etc, in which the audience’s reactions also played a role sometimes. For […]

Posted July 28, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Haul #11: The Belated BEA Haul

Book Haul #11: The Belated BEA Haul

Heeeeyy guys. So this week I’m officially closing the book on all things BEA (don’t forget to read part 1 and part 2 for all my New York and BEA adventures!), which means my long awaited book haul is here. Now, I do have a vlog of this – but I recorded it at the beginning of June, so some of the things I say are a bit out of date. BUT WHATEVER. WATCH AND ENJOY. Pre-BEA Books Thursday Haul Friday Haul Saturday Haul Swag Haul Gifted The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Thanks Gaby!) The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise (Thanks […]

Posted July 27, 2014 by Debby in Book Events, Book Hauls, Vlogs / 3 Comments
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Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 2

Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 2

I hope you all enjoyed part 1 of my adventures in New York earlier this week! But let’s face it: now we’re getting to the main event – the conference itself and all the events and bookishness surrounding that. I hope I can do my adventures justice. Day 5: Wednesday, May 28th Officially, Wednesday was not a BEA day, as I elected to skip the Book Blogger Conference (probably a good thing too, considering the drama at one of the panels, which ended up ripping a divide between book bloggers and booktubers). But Gaby and I woke up at a decent hour and went down […]

Posted July 26, 2014 by Debby in Book Events, Travel / 10 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

First off, I need to be upfront with you guys and say that I’ve met Dahlia, and we’ve talked quite a bit, and she personally gave me a review copy of her book at BEA. Sooo, that might affect my opinion in some small way, but as always, I’m striving to be as honest as possible in my review. But let it also be known that Dahlia is wicked awesome, and even if you don’t pick up her book, you should definitely follow her on Twitter. Now. With that out of the way. In case you’re new here, one of the things you’ll quickly learn […]

Posted July 25, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 1

Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 1

Though it was already quite a while ago, this year in May, I went to Book Expo America 2014 in New York. I knowww, I fail at only getting to the recap now, but hey, just be glad I’m doing it. Okay? Today I’ll be recapping the stuff that happened before the conference actually began, as the orange took over New York. Now, let’s get this straight: I lived in the US for ten years, so if you’re hoping for quirky observations about how …unique America is, you won’t get that from me. However, I’ll share some tips along the way and some reminders to […]

Posted July 24, 2014 by Debby in Book Events, Travel / 16 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

You know, I’m one of those people who has a love-hate affair with the dystopian genre. I love the possibilities, and the nostalgia about all the good series there have been in the past. So even when I’m disappointed, I keep coming back and giving it more chances. However, the more I read, the harder and harder it is to impress me. And sadly, Extraction failed to impress me on any front. Let’s break down the premise of Extraction and look at its influences. Extraction takes place in a world where the moon is poisonous. It’s dripping acid onto the planet, which makes it unsafe […]

Posted July 23, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 16 Comments
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