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12 February Book Releases On My TBR

illustration by daniel teixeira It’s a brand new month in a brand new year, and let’s just all pretend I haven’t been absent for three months! Anyway, let’s talk books. February has some pretty awesome new releases like, say, THE CAD AND THE CO-ED. You know gushing over the latest Penny Reid book is nothing new around here, and though this…

10+ Books to Read This September

illustration by andrew bannecker Another month, another batch of awesome book releases! I’m loving these posts because they’ve helped me keep up with new novels and, more importantly, get out of my comfort zone by getting into genres I’d normally ignore. I still lean towards crime, horror and romance – genres that seem to thrive this September with works from…

Podcast | Episode 53: The VVitch

If you’ve seen Robert Eggers’ nightmarish folktale The VVitch, let me tell you right now: the curse of Black Phillip is real. We chicks have been trying to record and publish this episode for ages, months. Unexpected plan changes, power cuts, sudden illness, broken laptops… you name it, it happened to us. And that evil goat is the only rational explanation, so…

Suddenly, 2016: Last Year’s Challenges, This Year’s Goals

I once read that talking about your goals is a step towards not achieving any of them. Theoretically, by sharing them you’re anticipating and prematurely feeling a sense of – albeit false – achievement, which numbs your will power to actually work for them. Or something like that. Well, in the words of the ever eloquent Matthew McConaughey, bullshit, Mama.* So…

FWeekly: How Could I Have Known That Murder Can Sometimes Smell Like Honeysuckle?

Man, I’m rusty! I don’t know how to write these introductions anymore. Do you even read them? Probably skip right to the pictures and lists, eh? You lazy youngsters. Anyway, I’ve got some movies, tv shows and books to tell you about before the next post (which will be about the UK trip!), so let’s get right to it! By some…

FWeekly: Blogging Update + What Autumn Will Bring!

Look who’s back with exciting news! Now hold on, I know what you’re thinking: Oh no, not the layout again… Relax guys, I’m not changing the blog’s design. I tweaked it a little – it’s stronger than me – but there won’t be any structural changes any time soon, at least not until I master this responsive template thing. And that’s going to…

TMP: My Top 3 Film Adaptations of Classic Literature

This post is part of Thursday Movie Picks, hosted by Wandering Through The Shelves For delimiting the term classic I tried to pick books written before the 70s (kind of like classic movies), because who knows which recent books will be considered classics in the future. You could argue that American Psycho already is (I certainly would), but I’ll leave it…