Tag Archives: books

July 27

My Favorite Changes in the Harry Potter Movies

By: Meg Humphrey I recently binge watched the Harry Potter movies before embarking on my boyfriend’s first journey to the written world of Hogwarts (he had seen the movies, but hasn’t read the books). Here are my happy-face thoughts about what the movies made their own. Neville gave Harry the gillyweed for the second Triwizard […]

July 20

What the Harry Potter Movies Shouldn’t Have Changed

By: Meg Humphrey I recently binge watched the Harry Potter movies before embarking on my boyfriend’s first journey to the written world of Hogwarts (he had seen the movies, but hasn’t read the books). Here are my frowny-face thoughts about what the movies passed over. Dudley never thanked Harry. A recurring theme in Harry Potter […]

July 25

New Jedi Order: an Overview

By: Meg Humphrey   I recently finished my first read through of the New Jedi Order. New Jedi Order is a nineteen book long series within the Star Wars Legends Universe (formerly known as the Expanded Universe) that takes place between twenty-five and twenty-nine years after the Battle of Yavin. I had read the first […]

March 10

Nothing’s Scarier than Real Life: Meg’s Favorite Murder Books

By: Meg Humphrey I spent my college years behinds stacks and stacks of books about sociology, criminology, and justice. After I graduated, the habit of reading about crime stuck with me except this time I was able to choose what I was reading. There’s an endless amount of options out there – from pulpy retellings […]

January 13

Breaking into the Star Wars Expanded Universe

 By: Meg Humphrey Those who keep up with Star Wars news will know that Disney is working on the mighty decision of creating a canon timeline for the Star Wars universe. We know it will obviously include the movies, but there’s also a bevy of video games, comics, and novels (oh my!) to deal with. […]

December 11

Gift Guide: Book Nerd

Gift Guide: Book Nerd By: Terra Clarke Olsen Our gift guide continues! Today we’re featuring the perfect gifts for the book lover in your life. 1.) Banned Books Mug  $12.95; Unemployed Philosophers Guild 2.) READ Scrabble Tile Pillows $60; littlehousefrau on etsy 3.) Library Letters $20; Anthropologie  4.) Nerd Bookends  $62.99; KnoobCreekMetalArts on etsy  5.) Pride and […]

November 15

Dune Spiced up My Sea Life

Dune Spiced up My Sea Life By: Jen Richards I started working on cruise ships after college because I wanted to see the world. I had only been outside of the US once- a six week trip to Europe where I sipped cappuccino by the Eiffel Tower, Island hopped in Greece, kissed a British guy […]

November 13

Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game: A Latecomer’s Perspective By: Terra Clarke Olsen On its opening weekend, people poured into the theater to watch Ender’s Game, the movie based off the book of the same name, earning $28 million . If you haven’t done so yet, I would suggest buying your tickets. And if you haven’t read it yet, […]

October 07

Necessary Evil: The Awkward Dinner Plot Device

Necessary Evil: The Awkward Dinner Plot Device  By: Meg Humphrey I don’t often find myself bothered by tropes and predictable story lines. When you watch and read a ton of crime or sci-fi story lines you get used to it – there’s going to be time travel to fix mistakes, the killer turns out to […]

September 09

A Fresh View of Rotting Corpses

A Fresh View of Rotting Corpses: Not Your Average Zombie Stories  By: Meg Humphrey Breathers by S.G. Browne In his debut book, Browne’s Zombie Romantic Comedy (Zom-Rom-Com) hits all the right spots. Zombies aren’t a mass infection taking over the world, they are a random accident – sometimes when someone dies they become a zombie. […]

August 12

Nerdy Decor: Beautiful Bookcases

Nerdy Decor – Episode 5: Beautiful Bookcases By: Andrea Cole Do you have a lot of books? I’m sure you do. People love books, but sometimes the places we stash them don’t always match our decor. Bookcases often take the raw end of the deal and become more functional than fun. But let’s change that! Below […]

July 01

Review of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Review of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By: Virginia Eader I couldn’t put it down. I had to ration the pages just so it would last me more than a few days of my vacation. I never read while riding in the car because I get sick, but for this book, I was willing to […]