I’ve read some modern re-tellings of classics that have just fallen flat. Sometimes classics are named classics because they are indeed just that: stories that transcend time. They shape our culture and understanding of the past. They also help us shape our future and in particular the way authors and readers write and engage with … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Romance
A review of “The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom”: loving outside your faith
Beth Miller’s novel posits the question: What happens when you love someone outside of your faith? There are thousands of answers to this question, and arguably loving the ‘wrong’ person is something humans seem pretty good at since we have been doing it for centuries. The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom is in many ways … Continue reading
A Review of the 2nd book in the All Souls Trilogy: “Shadow of Night”
Shadow of Night is the second book in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. It follows the romantic journey of a witch, Diana, and a vampire, Matthew. Along the way, their forbidden love is thwarted from all paranormal sides; the witches are unhappy that Diana is with a vampire; the vampires are unhappy that the strong … Continue reading
Book Snobbery: are you guilty?
I have a confession: I have been guilty of book snobbery. I have also been on the receiving end of book snobbery. Neither are pretty. My father and I would spend many hours at chemotherapy when he was sick. Most visits to the hospital would last around seven hours. Even though my father and I … Continue reading
Literary Fiction and the Ivory Tower
This post is inspired by a podcast that I listened to recently from Book Riot podcast Dear Book Nerd Episode #3. The show talked about what is literary fiction and can it really be defined? As well as the fear of being judged for what you read. And while I believe there are no definitive … Continue reading
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