Have you seen Us yet? If you haven't you need to, like, right now. And not just because there are spoilers in this post. Jordan Peele's second movie is a complex horror-thriller masterpiece that warrants multiple viewings, and even then, I don't think we'd fully grasp all the depth and richness of this film. Plus, … Continue reading Classics to Read if You Loved “Us”
I was given an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It's a personal rule of mine to never start a book series in the middle. The last time I did so was over ten years ago, when I picked up a library copy of Jasper Fforde's Lost in a … Continue reading Review: An Artless Demise
This is a little late, but I met Katherine Arden, author of the incredible Winternight trilogy (I've posted briefly about it before, if you're not familiar, and probably will more in the future...) at her book signing at Emerald City Comic Con last weekend! She was really friendly; she gave me a free poster and said … Continue reading Did I Mention I Met Katherine Arden?
Every reader knows there can be certain things about reading, books, and the bookish life that just rub you the wrong way, whether it's a quirk of an author's writing style or over-used story trope, or a marketing tactic or business practice of book publishers, or the practical traits of books as physical objects, or … Continue reading Weird Bookish Pet Peeves
The season one finale of FOX's adaptation of Justin Cronin's The Passage aired this past week, and I couldn't be happier about where they left it. I also just signed up for a seven-day free trial of the Sundance Now app so I could binge the whole first season of their recent adaptation of Deborah Harkness' A … Continue reading Book Hangovers and Binge-Watching: “The Passage” and “A Discovery of Witches” on Page and Screen (and Why “Station Eleven” Would Make a Great TV Series)
"Cinderella" is possibly the most popular fairy tale of all time. There are versions of the story in the folklore of cultures all over the world, from China to the Middle East to Italy. The three most famous iterations in the Western world are Charles Perrault's 1697 "Cindrillon," first published in French; the Grimms' German … Continue reading Read by Rhonda: “Cinderella”
You guys, I have something exciting to announce: I'm starting another podcast! "But Rhonda, isn't one podcast enough? Do you just like hearing the sound of your own voice, or what?" Yes, I do. But I have other reasons, which I will explain below. So, initially I was really just wanting to improve my voice … Continue reading Announcement: Read by Rhonda
Just like last month, a theme seemed to emerge as a common thread in all the books I read this month, and it was quite apropropriate considering this was the month of Cupid's birthday. (I just threw two The Office references into one sentence, and for that I am not sorry.) All the books I … Continue reading Love in its Many Forms: My February Reads