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The Haunting of Hill House: Book vs TV Show

The iconic opening to the novel The Haunting of Hill House is one that sticks in your brain forever. Its first paragraph ends with the words: "Whatever walked there, walked alone." The TV show begins the same way...

June Wrap-up: Fire, Spies, Robots and Bookstores…Super Random, But Fun!

Random weather ruled my June and heavily influenced my activities...including reading...

Reasons Why ‘Jane the Virgin’ Is the Best Show on TV

I don't watch a lot of TV, which is why my blog is mostly about books, writing and the randomness of trying to balance all these things in my life.

Going Grammando, or Not—Why You Should Break the Rules!

My family's new TV obsession is a show called Adam Ruins Everything. And recently we watched an episode where Adam ruined...wait for it writers and book lovers... grammar!...dun dun dun...

Sometimes There Should Only Be One: Sequels I Wish Were Never Made

Like the Highlander, sometimes there really should only be one. If you're unfamiliar with my arcane reference to the 1980s cult film, it's about a bunch of immortal highlanders who battle each other until only one is left. That's not really why I'm using this example.

Scent of a Birthday: Celebrities + My Top 10 Favorite Things for Top 10 Tuesday (Hint: Yep, Books are Involved)

Yesterday, I realized I'm thisclose to sharing a birthday with Shakespeare. I missed it by 2 days, but it made me wonder who I do share this day with. Turns out, it's some pretty cool people who are also indirectly related to my 10 favorite things! It all comes together...

Why Can’t a Writer be President? America’s Obsession With Visual Un-Reality

Almost everyone, at least in the US, watches TV daily. We consume shows and movies like they're candy that our parents might suddenly take away. We all have our favorite genres and actors.

Friday Fun: Books By Funny Women to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Have you ever heard people say women just aren't as funny as men? (Usually it's the men who say this.) Luckily, I am a woman and I find women very funny. And, since it's Friday and by Friday I'm always read for at minimum a laugh, let's talk about funny women and, in particular, their funny books.

Monday Blogs: Best Bada#! Female Characters and Why We Love Them

I love strong female characters. And since it's women's history month, I thought a blog about some of my favorite badass female characters in TV, movies and literature and why they rock, would be fun. So here it goes!

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