Month: August 2014

No, I Don’t HAVE To Go See That YA Movie Adaptation

No, I Don’t HAVE To Go See That YA Movie Adaptation

Phew, okay, this is a rant that’s long overdue – one that actually spawned in my mind back in February. Yeah, I’m THAT behind on blogging. But as we have a new set of YA movie adaptations coming to us very soon, I thought I would take the time to write it ANYWAY. Now, I am a proud YA reader. Anyone who has been on this blog would be able to tell you so. And I like movies. So when some of my favorite YA books get adapted to movies, that can be pretty exciting. But that does not mean that I’m excited for ALL […]

Posted August 7, 2014 by Debby in Columns / 25 Comments
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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

I was already impressed with and happily enjoyed reading William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, and while I did think some things could have been improved, I wasn’t expecting the sequel, The Empire Striketh Back to do it SO MUCH BETTER. This was so much fun to read, and it was much more fluid than the first one. From page one I could tell that there was a marked improvement in Doescher’s writing style. I was already impressed by how well he translated the Star Wars stories to Elizabethan, but he did have some hiccups here and there in Verily, A New Hope. […]

Posted August 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Gateway Books If You’re New To Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy

Top Ten Gateway Books If You’re New To Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. This is a really cool topic, actually! There are just SO MANY directions you can go in. I was first thinking of doing an ode to fluffy books, because people write off fluffy books as being dumb and average and whatever and WELL THEY SHOULDN’T – but I quickly realized that that would be mostly a repeat of my list of top ten beach reads. If you are skeptical about fluffy books, then check out that list and GO FORTH. But anyway, I decided rather to […]

Posted August 5, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 23 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

ARC Book Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

*takes deep breaths* Where do I even begin? I’d heard great things about Ann Aguirre with her Razorland series, but I hadn’t read that one — because zombies. Anyway, when I heard about Mortal Danger, a dark book about a Faustian bargain made to take revenge on high school bullies, I was immediately intrigued. What I thought I was getting into turned out to be totally wrong, but the many thrills and chills I got instead made this one a fascinating read nonetheless. First things first, Mortal Danger takes the creepy bus to Creeptown – population: ME. Oh. My. God. This book. It’s so freaking […]

Posted August 4, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Haul #12: The One With RESTRAINT

Book Haul #12: The One With RESTRAINT

BOOM. ANOTHER BOOK HAUL. I know, two weeks in a row – what even is happening? Well I filmed the BEA haul at the beginning of June, so obviously, I’ve gotten quite some books in the meantime (TWO FREAKING MONTHS). BUT NOT TOO MANY. And only a couple that I purchased myself. *looks smug* Now, you can watch my face if you want. Enjoy! For Review Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (Review coming soon! Thanks Macmillan!) The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien (Thanks Macmillan!) A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall (Review coming soon! Thanks Macmillan!) Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz […]

Posted August 3, 2014 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 5 Comments
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Book Review: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

Book Review: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

After reading and loving both Losing It and Faking It by Cora Carmack, I was convinced: this lady knows how to write New Adult that absolutely works for me. While All Lined Up doesn’t reach the same level of personal significance and relatability to me, it is a great, light read with Carmack’s reliable refreshing voice. The first thing to note about Cora Carmack’s books is that they are a heck of a lot lighter than most New Adult books. That is to say, the overwhelming majority of New Adult books up until now mostly seem to focus on tortured souls with heartbreaking pasts and […]

Posted August 2, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2014

July 2014: the month of endings and new beginnings I CANNOT believe it’s already August. What even. Time seriously flies. July was a big — HUGE — month for me, as you’ll see later on in this post. I didn’t even read a single page of any book for the first half of the month, because I was so busy and also I just didn’t feel like it 😛 So the fact that I still managed to read 8 books is very surprising to me. But hey, when you’re unemployed, you do have that kind of time. July Reads Books Read: Eona by Alison Goodman […]

Posted August 1, 2014 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 4 Comments
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