Rants & Reflections

On the likeability of protagonists

This post idea has been sitting in my drafts for over a year, and I'm finally writing it. Yay NaBloPoMo! This is probably an unpopular opinion to be expressing, but that's also the reason why I want to express it. Since I started this blog, I've been reading way more book reviews than I ever… Continue reading On the likeability of protagonists

Other bookish fun

Throwing a 1920s speakeasy party

In honor of the Gatsby frenzy, I am going to share some secrets with you. My roommate and I threw a speakeasy party at the end of the school year at our apartment.  To say it was a success would be a gross understatement.  It was the best party I've ever been to (at a… Continue reading Throwing a 1920s speakeasy party

Film adaptations

A note on film adaptations (inspired by “Gatsby”)

I'm just going to come out with it:  I LOVED Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby."  Loved it. Yes, I've read the book.  Twice, in fact.  And I saw the movie twice.  As a book lover and a film lover, I've been kinda disappointed in the negative responses Gatsby has been getting from all over the… Continue reading A note on film adaptations (inspired by “Gatsby”)