Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, June, My Friday Thoughts, Reviews

My Friday Thoughts – Should Book Reviews Talk About Spoilers?

Hello, people of the internet!

Whenever I look up reviews about books I am interested in, I tend to find two types of reviews: ones that talk about spoilers and ones that dare not even mention them. They are both equally good reviews, but it does leave me wondering this:

Should book reviews talk about spoilers?

Here is what I think! Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – Should Book Reviews Talk About Spoilers?”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Discussion, May

Books vs Film Adaptations: Should They Even Be Compared?

Hello, people of the internet!

Today, I feel like discussing something. Not just anything, but something that I have been thinking about for quite a while.

Many films are adaptations from books and so they are compared to one another, often with the thought that the books are better than the films.

But what gets me thinking is this: should they even be compared in the first place?

Spoiler alerts for Coraline (heck, I’ve been talking about this story for a while…) and The Lovely Bones. Continue reading “Books vs Film Adaptations: Should They Even Be Compared?”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Discussion, May

Why Twists Can Be Hard To Review

Hello, people of the internet!

Yesterday, I uploaded my review on Jane Shemilt’s Daughter – you can read it here. One of the hardest things to review about this book was its twist. I personally didn’t like it yet when I read other people’s reviews, some said they loved it. It got me wondering about twists in general.

What can make them hard to review? It is based on the writing itself or the reader? Perhaps even both?

I decided to write my thoughts about this (because University essay writing habits die hard), and so here is what I think. Continue reading “Why Twists Can Be Hard To Review”