How to Set Realistic Expectations for Movie & Netflix Adaptions…Yes I am talking about Six of Crows

Netflix is officially making The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows into a show!

I’m sure you and I are feeling similarly: extreme excitement followed by a lot of doubts and instantly loosing all hope.

I’ve been seeing a lot of people saying that if they get this wrong it’ll ruin the series…and then listing everything they want from the show. Exact storylines, casting right out of your imagination and a million episodes.

I’ve also seen people who aren’t excited at all and keep telling everyone to tone it down – how could it be that good??

I take problems with both sides. Here’s why, and also how to have realistic expectations for SoC:

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Easy Classics to Read \\ a guide for YA readers who want to be “cultured”

I’ve seen a lot of New Year’s resolutions that are all about reading classic novels. And I’d like to add my two cents.

To start, I’ve read a lot of classics. But I’ve never read any Jane Austin, Charlotte Bronte, or Emily Bronte. Basically all the books you immediately think of when the word “classic” comes into the conversation.

And there are a lot of classics that are fun and easy to read! Especially when you cheat use some helpful tricks. So if you want to read some classics but don’t really want to read Austin, this is the list for you.

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Spring 2019 Releases we should all be hyped about

I’m so hyped and I don’t know what to do with myself!

There are some incredible books coming out in 2019 and (if possible) even more incredible sequels. I have a lot I’m looking forward to this year.

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To make this easier to view, I’ve divided them up. But *disclaimer* these are just the books that I’m looking forward to, and not all the hyped books coming out.

Also, there are some v popular books that I left out, but that discussion is for another time.

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WHY I DON’T THINK IMMORTALS\FAE\VAMPIRES CAN BE HEROES \\ basically dissing every YA love interest since Twilight


I’m feeling kinda controversial. Not very controversial, or we’d *ahem* get a different rant post I wrote last week.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot this past week, and I’m actually really excited to discuss it! i am a bit nervous about the feedback

As always I love hearing your perspective too, whether you agree or disagree with what I’m saying. So don’t hesitate to tell me what you’re thinking!

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TIPS FOR BOOKISH REP SEARCHES \\ a positive response to drama


 I already wrote a post like this a while ago, but in light of recent *events* I’ve decided to rewrite it. Especially because I know more at this point and have actually been picked as a representative!

I have four sections with hopefully somewhat helpful tips, and of course you are always welcome to ask more questions! 

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Grace and Fury \\ spoiler-free book review

Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1)

Title:Β Grace and Fury

Author:Β Tracy Banghart

Publisher:Β Little, Brown and Company

Format: Hardcover (Owlcrate edition)

Goodreads review: here

In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.

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CHARACTERS I’D WANT AT MY HOLIDAY PARTY \\ in a theoretical situation where this introvert would throw a party


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and my family doesn’t do much to celebrate.

We already have a few Christmas\winter decorations going up, and we have the Grandparents coming for a meal, but we try to keep it casual.

Technically, “characters I’d want at friendsgiving” is the Top 5 Wednesday theme for today, but the word “friendsgiving” annoys me πŸ˜‚*. So let’s skip to the holidays.

*Plus I know that Thanksgiving isn’t something that everyone celebrates, but most of us have a holiday coming up, so this is applicable to everyone

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Dance of Thieves \\ spoiler-free book review

Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1)

Title: Dance of Thieves

Author: Mary E. Pearson

PublisherHenry Holt and Co.


Goodreads review: here

When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty’s resentment and anger.

At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.

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A pep talk if you’re losing motivation for NaNoWriMo \\ NaNo Update #2


Week two of NaNoWriMo! This week wasn’t as successful, and has lead to an existential crisis or two, but I’ve made it.

…Which leads us to today’s topic. A pep talk. Maybe I should have saved it for later in the month but I really needed it, so I figured one of you might as well.

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