Sunday, March 23, 2014

Book Review: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

MacbethMacbeth by William Shakespeare
Let's just skip right to my summary because all the Goodreads "synopses" are not legit at all..
Liana's Summary: Macbeth, originally thane of Glamis, has been promoted to thane of Cawdor. Three witches told him a prophecy that said he would eventually become king-- this troubles him. He actually becomes king, and that is the start to his ultimate downfall.

Rate(1-10): 6.5

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Discussion #15: Lynn Shepherd Against JK Rowling

Lynn Shepherd doesn't get it.

So, before I launch into a heated discussion about this topic, here are two posts you should probably read first (You won't get what I'm rambling about if you don't):

Well, the thing is, Ms. Lynn Shepherd had posted an article on Huffington Post, called "If J.K. Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It." Now, before I start ranting about everything already wrong with that title, let me just make a quick point: Lynn Shepherd said that she has not read a SINGLE WORD OF J.K. Rowling's.

That's like me saying I fucking hate Nash Grier despite how I've never watched any of his vines.
Or me bashing Fifty Shades of Grey although I've never read it.
Or ANYONE saying they hate a certain food they've never tried.

I'm sorry this makes me so angry I just don't know what to type.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow RowellFangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Book Summary: A coming-of-age tale of fanfiction, family, and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan.... But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. She and her twin, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.

Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words...and she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Liana's Summary: Cather Avery and her sister, Wren, were so close before college. But now? Wren doesn't want to have Cather as her roommate anymore. She doesn't want to be involved with Simon Snow anymore. Cath lives with her new roommate, Reagan, who doesn't seem to like her at all. Reagan has a cute boyfriend.. or many cute boyfriends.

Rate(1-10): 8.5