Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Lizbeth

Welcome to the very first character profile for my second novel: Phi Alpha Pi.  The story of this Pride And Prejudice modernization centers around the sisters of the Phi Alpha Pi sorority.  The character profiles are going to start with these sorority sisters.  Then we will move into the people around them. Today we startRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long: Final Chapters

Here we are discussing the last few chapters of the book.  This is the emotional climax, where Anne finally feels something other than regret. I remember the emotional climax happening very differently.  I credit all the viewings of modern adaptations.  Ok, one adaptation repeatedly.  It always felt more climatic in the movie adaptation. As IRead more

Reading Monday: Your Probably Already Read This One…

This week I finally tackled The Martian– finally! I saw the movie like a month ago when it finally aired on HBO.  You are probably not surprised that I loved both the book and the movie.  Probably because most of you enjoyed both. This was not the only book I finished this week, I also finished TheRead more

Weekly Meeting: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This is, in a weird way, a book club.  On Mondays I host the weekly meeting of said book club of 1 (me).  I discuss one/the only book I read in the past week.  This is not a book review, but how the book relates to my life.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban dealsRead more

5 Things I Noticed While Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I didn’t anticipate discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone again.  Re-reading it now, with the entire series completed, the movies finished, and completely new content coming out has made me aware of things in a new way. Here are 5 things I took away from re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The movie skipsRead more

Weekly Meeting: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

This week I take on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Challenges: Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge for topic: book published in the decade I was born (1970s) Book Lust Challenge What You Should Know: This is a well known and loved spy novel from the Cold War era. There is a movie Discussion: I considered finding discussionRead more

That Time The Movie/Show Was Better Than The Book…

It happens, sometimes the movie or TV show is better than the book.  It’s rare.  More often, I think the movie or show is just as good as (even if different) from the book.  There has been so much amazing casting news for the past few weeks that give me hope for the future too.  IdrisRead more

It’s A Movie: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” Pride and Prejudice and Zombies We all know I love Pride and Prejudice.  What I don’t often talk about it that I enjoy zombie books and movies.  It’s not a love universally acknowledged, but when P&P&ZRead more

Recollect Wednesday: Left for Dead

I wanted to talk about Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest before the big movie comes out in a few weeks.  What movie you ask?  Everest, which actually came out in September.  The reason I didn’t write this then was because I wasn’t doing this type of post back them.  I don’t suspect many peopleRead more