Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [Movie Review]

When I was about 6 or 7 years old, J.K. Rowling released two Hogwarts textbooks: Quidditch through the Ages, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I was already a devout Harry Potter fan, having read The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets at a young age. My favorite of the two textbooks was definitely Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I remember poring over those textbooks countless times, wishing that the mythical creatures were real and chuckling to myself over Harry’s and Ron’s notes in the page margins. Continue reading

Hurricane Picks

Hurricane Matthew made its way into my life a few days ago. I live in a coastal town, and I knew the effects would be severe. Classes were canceled, water and supplies were purchased, and evacuation plans were made. One of the steps I took to prepare for the hurricane was a lengthy visit to the local library, and Barnes and Noble. I knew I most likely would not have power for a few days, and I needed some way to pass the time! These are the books I chose to accompany me in the storm. Continue reading

Today’s Library Picks

My boyfriend and I just can’t get enough of the library. We go twice a week when we’re in the area, and pick up 4-5 books each. I’ve reviewed a couple books before, but I’ve never really done a “What I’m Reading Now” post. So, I wanted to just walk you through the books I chose on this outing, and explain why I chose them. If you’ve read any of these, please let me know in the comments! Continue reading