The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?

Review: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King This was a free book from May's Kindle's First Reads picks. I'll be honest, I picked this one because I thought it would be fraught with cultural appropriation and I thought I'd make a good time of it calling it out for that. Well, okay, also because I … Continue reading The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?

Review and Discussion: The Lunar Chronicles

So this post was sitting in drafts all ready to go (for how many months now?), so I just pressed the publish button: Having finally completed the series, I have decided to post my reviews from Goodreads here. Apparently I never wrote one for Scarlet. And if I ever read and review Wire and Nerves, … Continue reading Review and Discussion: The Lunar Chronicles

My Problem with Ginny

This is one my more interesting Tumblr posts, only because it actually got a negative response. Two people reblogged it, calling it "bullshit". I should have asked them why they thought so. Reading it over again, I think I did a good job carefully explaining why I have a problem with Ginny and how most … Continue reading My Problem with Ginny

The HP Cast: Those Who Captured Their Book Counterparts

In my last post, I commented on members of the HP cast who gave fantastic performances, but redefined the characters from the books. Here is a shoutout to the characters who captured the book characters really well in my opinion. James and Oliver Phelps as Fred and George Weasley brought an energy to the screen … Continue reading The HP Cast: Those Who Captured Their Book Counterparts

The HP Cast: Those Who Redefined the Characters

Evanna Lynch was the perfect Luna Lovegood. Maggie Smith was the perfect Professor McGonagall. Alan Rickman was the perfect Severus Snape. Imelda Staunton was the perfect Dolores Umbridge. Helena Bonham Carter was the perfect Bellatrix Lestrage. Now, I’m sure not everyone agrees with the above, but I get the feeling that this is the general … Continue reading The HP Cast: Those Who Redefined the Characters

Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, and Noma Dumezweni

So, you may have heard about casting of award winning actor Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And the controversy surrounding that is the reaction of many fans to the fact that the actor is black. Whereas, Hermione is definitely, white right? Not necessarily. J.K. Rowling didn't seem to think … Continue reading Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, and Noma Dumezweni