A Case for New Adult

A children’s book is generally marketed for readers around the age of 5-8, though it depends on when the child starts reading. Around 8, they’re probably ready for some light chapter books, which start to teeter toward the middle grade age range of 8-12. Eventually, and this is where it gets sticky, young adult comes […]

Read More

Why I Love Friendships in Books So Much

Friends are so, so important. There is nothing, not even the relationship between siblings, as close as a best friend, someone you’ll tell all your darkest and deepest secrets to. With siblings, it’s not really a choice. I would take a bullet for my sister & brother without question. But I chose my best friends. […]

Read More

Taste is Subjective

I mean, it goes without saying, right? Or, it should, at least, go without saying that taste is subjective. I always feel wary of recommending any form of media to people because what I might think is amazing others might think is pretty subpar. Still, it’s a beautiful sort of relationship when you realize that […]

Read More

Book Adaptations

I think it’s pretty universal that no matter how many times we’ve been burned by book adaptations, we’re still going to scream with excitement about a new one. I mean, sure, there are definitely times that we’re wary, but generally? That wariness comes with a healthy dose of HECK YES FINALLY. We should probably start […]

Read More

Exciting Things are Coming!

I can’t thank you guys enough for the comments and love you showered on JRR Tolkien this month, and I’m so grateful to have been able to take an entire month to celebrate my favorite author! That said, I do recognize that there are those out there that aren’t as overly excited about him as […]

Read More

Discussion: Morgoth & Sauron

Alright, you’ve got a solid grasp of the elves of Middle Earth now. You know all about The Silmarillion. But now, it’s time to find out about Sauron’s mentor and just how gay this all is. Look, I’ve been trying super hard to make this month’s discussion posts academic (sort of) and less flying by the seat […]

Read More

Discussion: Is The Silmarillion Worth It?

I promise you, by the end of this, you’re going to want to read this book of pure drama.  This would probably be better suited as a Top 10 post, but I thought a discussion would be nice to really get into the nitty gritty of why I loved The Silmarillion so damn much.  And, ICYMI, last […]

Read More

Discussion: That’s a Lot of Elves

Look, I get it. The Silmarillion is a huuuuge undertaking. Next week, we’re going to chat about why it’s worth it, but before we get there, we need to talk about Tolkien’s overwhelming amount of elves. I’m going to break it down as best as I can, give you some highlights so that you have […]

Read More

Discussion: Is Samwise Gamgee Really the Best?

Well, we can just cut straight to the chase here–the answer is an emphatic YES, and since Stephen Colbert agrees with me, I’m right. Seriously, we could just end it here because that is why Sam’s the best, but I’m going to try to break it down into something more coherent than just my usual […]

Read More