Book characters I’ve been for Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Today I thought I would do an extra fun post and share some of the book characters I've dressed up as for Halloween! These are all actually from last year (my friends and I did indeed plan three costumes for Halloween weekend our senior year). Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling What … Continue reading Book characters I’ve been for Halloween

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS by Steve Brusatte | Review

It may surprise some people that I am an avid and enthusiastic Jurassic Park fan. I love the books by Michael Crichton, the movies (old and new), and the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that inspired it all. You can often find me carrying around my colorful dinosaur tote bag that I bought the first day … Continue reading THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS by Steve Brusatte | Review

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018

Happy New Year!! I know this was technically last week's topic, but shhh! I'm going to do it anyways because I didn't get a chance to do it yet. I ended up reading way more books than I expected to in 2018, so picking just ten was actually pretty difficult. In the order that I read them, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018

Jurassic Park Book Tag

It's no secret that I adore Jurassic Park. Not only is it my favorite movie, but it's also one of my favorite books. You can imagine my excitement when I learned that such a thing exists as a Jurassic Park Book Tag. I wasn't tagged in this at all, but Camillea Reads showed me this post from … Continue reading Jurassic Park Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos You Didn’t See Coming

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to mash books together. In the same vein as my Classic Couple feature, I'm going to incorporate a classic and more contemporary book in each pair I make. Let's see how weird this gets, shall we? What do you think of the combos I've created? … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos You Didn’t See Coming

A Classic Couple: The Lost World and Jurassic Park

Today I bring you a very specie edition of A Classic Couple featuring two remarkable books: The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1912) and Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (1990). You may be wondering what a novel by the creator of Sherlock Holmes has to do with the book that inspired my favorite movie. The answer? The Lost … Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Lost World and Jurassic Park

A Classic Couple: Frankenstein and Jurassic Park

Do you like science fiction? I hope so, because this week's Classic Couple feature highlights two famous science fiction novels that have made it to the big screen: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park (1990). Dangers of science || A major theme of both of these novels is the fact that humankind does not and cannot have … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Frankenstein and Jurassic Park

SPHERE by Michael Crichton | Review

Creepy underwater adventures? A dysfunctional team of professionals? Possible alien activity? If this isn't a recipe for a chilling sci-fi story then I don't know what is! Last summer Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park immediately became one of my favorite science fiction novels. Eager for more, I decided to read another one of his highly praised … Continue reading SPHERE by Michael Crichton | Review

BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR

HAPPY BOOKTUBEATHON TIME! The Booktubeathon is an annual event hosted by Ariel Bissett that encourages people to read as much as they can in seven days. Packed with challenges, giveaways, and fun videos, the Booktubeathon is guaranteed to be a blast! This year the Booktubeathon is taking place from July 18th to July 24th. If you … Continue reading BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR

QUOTE: Michael Crichton

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence.”  ~ The Lost World by Michael Crichton Sounds like something Sherlock Holmes would say, doesn't it? Interestingly enough, this quote is from Michael Crichton's novel The Lost World, which is the sequel to Jurassic Park. I loved this quote so much when I first read it that I immediately wrote it down to … Continue reading QUOTE: Michael Crichton