Where Are They Now?

It sounds like the title of a fun celebrity update (like Full(er) House), right? I wish. Because I’d love to share the weirdness of Macaulay Culkin  or the fashion designs of the Olsen Twins. Or the surprising normalcy of Dakota Fanning and Sean Astin and the train wreck of Lindsay Lohan. More importantly,  I’d loveContinue reading “Where Are They Now?”

{Like This, Read That} Gilmore Girls. Part Two.

Now that Gilmore Girls is streaming on Netflix – something we can all be thankful for this holiday season – you might be wondering what to read if you enjoy that particular show. Now if you truly can’t get enough, you can read the novelization of the show. But I don’t recommend that. Instead, youContinue reading “{Like This, Read That} Gilmore Girls. Part Two.”

Horror Stories: Twelve of My Favorites

Even though fall has clearly gotten lost on its way to Colorado (hello record breaking temperatures, please go back to summer), it is still my favorite season of the year. To quote Anne, I am so happy I live in a world where there are Octobers. Despite it seemingly being in contrast to my aestheticContinue reading “Horror Stories: Twelve of My Favorites”

At Night We Walk In Circles by Daniel Alarcón

Whenever I come across a book that I find utterly irreducible, I prefer to do a list of ten reasons why you should read said book. I’ve done it for In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell and & Sons by David Gilbert, both of which are lovely forContinue reading “At Night We Walk In Circles by Daniel Alarcón”

One Year. 200 Posts.

Post 200. In some sort of splendid coincidence, my two hundredth post roughly coincides with my one year blogging anniversary, or blogoversary, as those less proper than me are wont to call it. After all, I am nothing if not grammatically correct – check out that first sentence. And I can’t tell you how manyContinue reading “One Year. 200 Posts.”

Shameless Hoarding: A Top Ten List

I have long since reached the conclusion that I’ll never get to read everything I would like. Can it be ‘long since’ anything if I’m not yet 30? I say it can. Regardless, it is a well-known fact that most bookish people buy more books than they can read. I am no exception. I wouldContinue reading “Shameless Hoarding: A Top Ten List”

Movies That Are Better Than The Book: A Top Ten List

Heresy. Or not. I am not such a literary snob that I can’t admit that, on occasion, a movie adaptation turns out better than the book. It happens more frequently than you might think and not just with awful books. For example, one would hope that the 50 Shades of Grey movie will be betterContinue reading “Movies That Are Better Than The Book: A Top Ten List”

A Modern Guide to Disturbing Behavior: A Top Ten List

I was once told spending time with me is like spending time with a cross between the modern Sherlock and Stephen King. I have my doubts as to whether that was intended to be a compliment. Actually, I’m fairly certain it wasn’t.  But hey, I like that show (“s/he will outlive God trying to have the last word”Continue reading “A Modern Guide to Disturbing Behavior: A Top Ten List”

Who Needs Romance? A Top Ten List

Romance. If you can imagine, and this should not be much of a stretch, I’m not particularly romantic. In the days of yore (also known as high school), I used to gauge how much a guy liked me by whether he would read certain books for me. The usual book of choice: The Bell JarContinue reading “Who Needs Romance? A Top Ten List”

Admitting You’re a Nerd Is the First Step: A Top Ten List

The first step to what, I don’t know… This week’s top ten list: best bookish memories (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). In chronological order? The first time I read IT by Stephen King (you knew he’d be on this list somehow). I was 12 and the lone member of the Loser(s) Club.Continue reading “Admitting You’re a Nerd Is the First Step: A Top Ten List”