Posts Categorized: Rainbow Rowell

Oct 22
Top Ten Tuesday #26: Best Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday #26: Best Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Best Character Names The Classics Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Count Dracula: Dracula by Bram StokerThe Wicked Witch of the West: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Scarlett O’Hara: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Children’s Books Beezus Quimby: Beezus and Ramona by Beverly ClearyEncyclopedia Brown: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald… Read more »


Sep 22
Banned Books Week: An Open Letter to Parents

Banned Books Week: An Open Letter to Parents

Banned Books Week: September 22-28, 2013 Today is the first day of 2013’s Banned Books Week.  The timing is impeccable, because about a week ago, news broke that Rainbow Rowell was disinvited from a planned visit to a Minnesota school and library to discuss her recent book, Eleanor & Park.  A group of high school librarians who are fans of the book arranged the visit, but when two “concerned parents” got wind of it, they raised holy hell because E&P is… Read more »


Sep 10
Top Ten Tuesday # 20: Books That Should Be Movies

Top Ten Tuesday # 20: Books That Should Be Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Books That Should Be Movies Books to movies are always a dangerous proposition.  I would love for a filmmaker to take a chance on these:  Historical Fiction That Will Make You Cry Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth WeinBetween Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys Realistic Contemporary Romance Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: (You can read my review here.)… Read more »


Sep 06
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

You don’t have to have a twin sister to feel Cath’s pain when, during their freshman year at the same college, her twin, Wren, makes it clear she wants a separate identity from Cath.  Wren wants a college experience of new friends, guys, parties, and maybe a little bit of school.  Parties and meeting new people make Cath anxious, so the sisters quickly go their separate ways.  Cath is hurt, but she accepts Wren’s decision.  Wren settles easily into college… Read more »


Sep 03
Top Ten Tuesday # 19: Books That Should Be Taught In School

Top Ten Tuesday # 19: Books That Should Be Taught In School

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Top Ten: Books That Should Be Taught In School I did my own little spin on this topic.  These aren’t necessarily books that I think SHOULD be taught in school, but I think they’re topics high school kids should know about.  Some of my suggestions are more light-hearted than others. Holocaust The Book Thief by Markus Zusak… Read more »


Aug 27
Top Ten Tuesday # 18: Best Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday # 18: Best Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Top Ten: Secondary Characters I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore: Bernie Kosar – he only LOOKS like a beagleThe Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: Jackal, the dangerous “blood brother”Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Reagan, the brusque, sometimes surly college roommate. (Note: I’m only halfway done, so if Reagan becomes a bitch, we will have to scratch this one… Read more »


Aug 25
ARC August: Week 3 Update

ARC August: Week 3 Update

I have a very short attention span, so as I sat down to write this post, I could not even remember which books I’d planned to read for Week 3 of Read Sleep Repeat’s ARC August challenge.  And then I had the wonderful realization that I read all three!  (Granted, I’d started one of them the previous week.)  To pat myself on the back a little more, I completed a fourth book today, and I’m halfway through number five!  Here’s… Read more »


Aug 20
Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon

Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon

Since I’m currently participating in the ARC August read-a-thon, it makes perfect sense to simultaneously participate in the Bout of Books 8.0 read-a-thon.  Double the books, double the fun, right?  OK, I WON’T be reading double the books, but I do hope I can double the fun. Want to join in?  Here’s what you need to know: Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th… Read more »