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Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Food Books

Let me tell you, when you’re on a diet, there is nothing more tantalising to talk, dream, and think about than food. So when I saw this post, I instantly knew it would be something that I would enjoy talking about. 802 more words


Why Are Dystopian Novels so Popular?

Why do we read about depressing worlds with fervent attraction? Besides electric plot, the layered antihero, and spinning imagery, what’s there to love?

Survival novels embody a fear of impending doom which dates back to the Cold War (1950-90s), when the United States and Soviet Union had their nuclear arms race. 402 more words


What Happened to Monday

(spoiler free)

From the director of the classic ‘Dead Snow’ comes ‘What Happened to Monday’, a Netflix original dystopian science-fiction thriller.

Set in a world with a severe one-child policy, Terrance Settman (Willem Dafoe) takes in, teaches and protects his septuplet (seven) Grandchildren. 623 more words


Discussion post: 8 problems with YA novels

I’m feeling brave today, and discussing something a little bit controversial!

For many book bloggers, Young Adult books are a favourite genre. Personally, I wouldn’t go as far as to say this, but I must admit that I do read a lot of YA, both because it can be fun to review books that are interesting other teens, and because many YA books can be fun, light-hearted reads. 1.524 more words


On October 12 Josh Hutcherson was born...

On October 12, 1992 Josh Hutcherson was born.

Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s, starring in a string of family-friendly films such as “RV,” “Firehouse Dog,” “The Polar Express,” and “Bridge to Terabithia.” It was not until 2011 did Hutcherson gain international stardom by appearing in the lead role as Peeta Mellark in the “The Hunger Games” film franchise, based on the successful novels by Suzanne Collins. 13 more words


TROPE THURSDAY: Signature Scents

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Trope Thursday. This is a recommendations post in which I generate a random trope from TVTropes and create a recommendations list based on that trope. 431 more words

Maggie Stiefvater

3 Characters Who Beat All the Odds

What is it about an underdog or a character that’s fighting against the odds that inspires us? Is it the fact that we, as readers, can relate to them because we feel like, in a similar situation, we would have the same misfortunes? 325 more words