*This post is part of a podcast episode (Rhonda Pods About Books), which you can find on your favorite podcast platform, or listen right here: In honor of Harry and Meghan's wedding in May of last year, I wrote a post about my favorite royalty-related books. That original list was as follows: On Royalty, Jeremy … Continue reading Update: More Favorite Royalty Books
If you know me well, you know that Autumn is my favorite time of year. Come mid September, I am trash for all things pumpkin spice, my boot collection makes its way out of my closet, and I find myself wanting to get cozy at home with a cup of cocoa and a spooky read, … Continue reading Spooky Adaptations to Watch this Autumn
What could be better than reading a book? Basically nothing. But there may occasionally come a time when you go through a reading slump, where nothing you pick up gives you that reading excitement spark, for whatever reason. During my reading slumps, there are a few things I like to do that are "book-adjacent," or … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Literary Webseries
(This is the third and final [for now] of three posts featuring interviews with hosts of literary podcasts. Read the first post here and the second here.) I really had to stretch my writing muscles and dust off the part of my brain I used in my journalism classes for this one. Rather than conducting … Continue reading Interview with Don’t Call it a Book Club Podcast!
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”
(I previously wrote about my recommendations for bookish podcasts, but I've recently joined a literary podcasters network for my own show, Pop DNA. Through this network I've discovered some fantastic shows and interacted with their hosts, and have been privileged to interview a few of them. This is the first post of a three-part series … Continue reading Interview with Terrible Book Club Podcast!
We witnessed history a couple weeks ago, as the first ever photograph of a black hole was seen and shared and reported on countless times on Wednesday, April 10. This is a monumental achievement, as it took a team of over 100 scientists and engineers several years and a computing telescope the size of the … Continue reading Science Nonfiction to Read if You’re Still Excited About the Black Hole Photo
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”
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?
In the great tradition of Top Five Lists on Rhonda Blogs About Books, this Top Five List actually has seven items. (Okay, so I guess it's not quite a tradition yet, but it will be...) Time for real talk, guys. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood for a book. Shocking, I know. But every … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Favorite Bookish Podcasts