Who else watches The Bold Type? It's kind of a show that I didn't want to like, but can't help liking anyway. It gets so many things wrong, about media and publishing and journalism, mostly, but what it absolutely gets right is the friendship between the three main characters. Sutton, Jane, and Kat support each … Continue reading Book Recommendations for the Ladies of “The Bold Type”
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”
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)
It probably isn’t the first show you’d think of when discussing “bookish” TV shows, but over the course of its nine seasons, The Office did quite a bit of literary name-dropping. There was that episode with the Finer Things Club, which is basically an immersive, themed book club (I’d love to join, but I might … Continue reading Every Book Mentioned on The Office
Who doesn’t love a good TED Talk? They’re usually reasonably short, endlessly fascinating, and you always feel super smart and inspired afterward, or at least I do. There are TED Talks on pretty much any topic imaginable, but the ones I like watching the most are about (no surprise here) books, literature, and language. Here … Continue reading Five TED Talks to Help You Fall in Love with Reading (Again)
We still have a year to wait for the release of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film adaptation, and I don't know about you, but that's way too long for me! (ICYMI, the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a mashup of Austen's classic and elements of zombie fiction. In it, Lizzie Bennet … Continue reading Classic Literature Characters I Would Want on My Team in a Zombie Apocalypse
Libraries have always had their own kind of magic. Everyone who loves books knows this. The endless fantastical possibilities for learning, adventure, and self-discovery contained within the pages of all those rows and rows of shelves and shelves of books have a strange kind of power to both entice and enlighten. And as if real … Continue reading Five Fictional Libraries I Wish I Could Visit
So we've read about casting Austen heroines as the Avengers, and Disney Princesses as pretty much everything, but have we combined them yet? If not, why has it taken so long? Two of the biggest names in popular culture are begging to meet, and I’m going to introduce them! Before getting into specifics, there are … Continue reading What if Disney Princesses were Jane Austen Heroines?