Margaret L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (2017 Reading Book #147)

I’ve known that I’ve needed to read this classic children’s book for a long time, so I finally managed to read it. Unfortunately, it was after I read another children’s book that TOTALLY RUINED THE PLOT OF THIS ONE. I can totally understand why this book has become such a … Continue reading

Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle (2017 Reading Book #112)

I was excited to read this book as I’d seen part of the Studio Ghibli adaptation and knew it was a beloved story by many. However, I was extremely disheartened by how slow and drawn-out this story felt to me. I struggled to get into it or even get myself … Continue reading

Not Another Sword Fight: C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia (2017 Reading Books # 57-63)

I had such high hopes for this series since it’s considered classic children’s literature. The idea behind it is really interesting too. However, this series was super boring to read. I also have trouble understanding how this series is okay in churches but Harry Potter isn’t? The kids in this … Continue reading

When Books Spoil Other Books: Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me (2017 Reading Book #53)

This was a really cute book that included some of my favorite things: kids in Manhattan, time travel, and the travails of friendship. It reminded me a lot of the movie Little Manhattan. I also loved all the characters and liked that even the mean ones had redeeming qualities. It was a quick … Continue reading

Always Relevant: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series (2017 Reading Books #21-28)

There’s never a bad time to re-read Harry Potter. It’s been something I’ve been meaning to do since I last re-read them when I was in high school. Plus, it was a necessary precursor to reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. So I put the books on my 2017 to-read … Continue reading

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017 Reading Books #1-13)

I kicked off the New Year by re-reading a favorite series from my childhood, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. This was all in preparation for the premiere of the NetFlix adaptation that was released Friday, January 13, 2017 (the show is fantastic, by the way). My initial worries … Continue reading