Congratulations, September has arrived and you are still here. To celebrate, let’s share our reads of the summer (time has no meaning, pick your own start date for “summer”), and what you are looking forward to reading next. Tell us about what you’ve read, tried reading, want to read in any way you want. Are you reading books, fan fiction, or articles on the internet? Are you listening to audiobooks? Categorize your reads however you want. You don’t have to have written any reviews. […]
Jeverett15’s review of The Running Man reminded me that Richard Dawson used to be a big part of my after school TV watching – Hogan’s Heroes followed by Family Feud. Thinking about Richard Dawson the game show host made me think about games, which made me think about CBR Diversions which led me to the ever popular game on Twitter, Caption This. It’s perfect for snark and silliness. We never take a break from books around here, but sometimes we have fun with them. For […]
Now that the CBR12 Book Bingo Reading Challenge has begun, the hunt is on for books to fill squares. Some squares, like The Roaring 20’s and Money, are ripe for recommendations. All book recommendations are welcome, because what works for you for White Whale might be someone else’s Shelfie. In the kick-off post, vel veeter got us started with some color in the title recommendations: Often in book challenges, they use colors….which I find difficult to find. But I did some research: The Yellow House […]
As a lover of all things pop culture, I love to read and watch book adaptations on the big and small screen. I first saw HBO’s True Blood series before absolutely devouring the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse books. Same for The Golden Compass, which was panned by critics, but led to me reading the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. The screen versions captivated me and I simply had to know the literary origins of the characters. When I read a particularly engaging novel, […]
We all have those books that are so uninspiring that we can’t find 250 words to say about them – not even if we have the back of book blurb to add. We didn’t love them, but we also didn’t hate them. They were books we read and now we have nothing to say.