“I know Gatsby better than I know my own child. My first instinct was to let him go and have Tom Buchanan dominate the book but Gatsby sticks in my heart. I had him for a while, then lost him, and now I know I have him again.” - Fitzgerald in a letter to Maxwell… Continue reading The Failure of The Great Gatsby
I have always been the person to read the book before seeing the film. Regardless of whether it's something I've heard of before like Harry Potter or something entirely new like Divergent,I always have to pay a visit to the original material. I love comparing the two as my Book-To-movie segment on this blog will… Continue reading Losing Characters To Adaptations
“You get to exhale now, Simon.” *This post contains mild spoilers* Love, Simon is an adaptation of the bestselling novel Simon Vs The Homo sapiens Agenda, written by Becky Albertalli. When I read the book, I instantly fell in love with it and held the story close to my bisexual heart, having related so… Continue reading Book To Movie Talk | Love, Simon
When I was a child, World Book Day was like an extra Christmas day for me. I took that token as if it was the most important gift bestowed upon me and picked out the book I wanted as if the fate of the entire world rested on my tiny shoulders. Sadly, gone are the… Continue reading Thoughts On World Book Day
"Clary and her friends are heroes who make their stories true- as, in the end, do we all." If you're unaware who Cassandra Clare was and what The Mortal Instruments is then you must have been living under a proverbial rock for quite a few years. Having been turned into both a Hollywood movie and a Netflix… Continue reading Is The Anniversary Edition for City Of Bones Worth it?
“For all its variety of style and subject, rap is, at the bottom, the music of ambition, the soundtrack of defiance.” Blurb: “Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop,… Continue reading Hamilton: The Revolution – Lin Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter
[Brief Note: trigger warnings for sexual assualt and I also want to make it clear that these are my views and you are free to disagree.] [Edit: Since writing this post the author I focused on for this piece has been dropped by both UK & US Publishers and their agent.] Over the past few… Continue reading Support The Stories, Not The Author
It's natural to not want books to end; to wish we could get endless information about our favourite characters, to know they're alright after the story ends. A few year ago, John Green addressed questions about The Fault In Our Stars by saying he had no right to dictate what happened after the end of… Continue reading Should Good Things End?
Recently I made a post discussing adaptations along with sharing some of my favourite adaptations along with others that are better left forgotten about. I didn’t talk about the Harry Potter films because I felt they warranted their own spotlight. Everyone I know has experienced Harry Potter in their own way and as someone who… Continue reading Are The Harry Potter Films Good Adaptations?
The biggest piece of advice I give anyone who finds themselves stuck in a bit of a reading slump is read your favourite books again or reread books you once loved deeply. Dear reader, I am finally taking some of my own advice. I wrote a list of fifteen books in total that I would… Continue reading Books I Want To Reread