Book (Series) Review: “The Raven Cycle” by Maggie Stiefvater

So I'm late to the reading game here, but pretty ahead of the game to be talking about this book series prior to the TV adaptation going underway. I've been thinking a lot about adaptations and have been playing obsessively around with a post on book-to-screen adaptations for the past few months, as I've been … Continue reading Book (Series) Review: “The Raven Cycle” by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

Ok. Imagine I took the films Lady Hawke, A Knight’s Tale, Disney’s Tangled, Ever After, Monty Python, and The Princess Bride, mixed it with the tv show Galavant, some Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson, The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, and Heir Apparent by … Continue reading Book Review: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

Book Review: “Beatrice and Benedick” by Marina Fiorato

There is perhaps no such thing as a perfect book, but I will attest that perfectly-written dialogue exists and Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is an example of such. I've seen enough adaptations to have memorized sections and am liable to use lines in regular conversation or say it with the characters if we are watching … Continue reading Book Review: “Beatrice and Benedick” by Marina Fiorato

Book Review: “The Givenness of Things” by Marilynne Robinson

Though I have loved Marilynne Robinson’s award-winning fiction over the years, I hope she is remembered for her theological and philosophical writings. I binge-read all her books several years ago, so I was excited to try her latest collection of essays. The Givenness of Things is billed as a collection of essays, but there is … Continue reading Book Review: “The Givenness of Things” by Marilynne Robinson