Ding ding! So instead of completing her “Twilight from Edward’s perspective” book, Stephanie Meyer just dropped a brand-new Twilight re-write on the world, and if you don’t think this is Meyer thumbing her nose at James, you’re... probably right, but let me dream: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined brings us the gender-swapped story of the … Continue reading STEPHANIE MEYER V. EL JAMES, ROUND 2!
Initially I had grand designs to review each of these books, but the fact is that none of them really inspired a post longer than about 150 words. So instead, I figured I'd do an omnibus and give a quick summary of each. Here's what I read over the past two months: How Should a … Continue reading September and October Reading Omnibus
Over the weekend, clutchers of pearls everywhere reacted to a sound bite from the publicist of the new Romeo and Juliet movie. Said publicist foretold that the upcoming adaptation would be the first Romeo and Juliet specifically tailored to "the Twilight generation," and -- more appallingly -- that while the dialogue would retain "Shakespeare's flavor," … Continue reading Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think
After seeing The Hunger Games for a second time, a friend and I got into a bit of debate over the "legitimacy" of young adult lit authors. I'd read FilmDrunk's Hunger Games review a few weeks back that stated, among other gripes, that Suzanne Collins -- a successful TV writer -- only got into young … Continue reading So About J.K. Rowling’s First Non-Potter Book
I have this misguided theory that before I can make fun of something, I should probably give it a fair chance first. In some instances, like with the downright unreadable Twilight, this has served me well. But in others, I feel a little disappointed in myself when I realize that curiosity has turned into genuine … Continue reading Ugh. I’m Enjoying The Help