Author: coleen

Spoiler Alert Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

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For those who haven’t read the Hunger Games prequel yet, don’t read on. Spoiler warning! But you want my initial thoughts? Reading this book was a chore. I’m drained, physically exhausted, and overall deeply disappointed in this addition to a well-loved franchise.

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HP Weekly – June 15, 2020

Addressing J.K.Rowling’s Transphobia

It’s no surprise through my¬†HP Weekly’s that Harry Potter is my all-time fav. But what happens when something that is so inherently ingrained in your life becomes tainted through the thoughtlessness and actions of it’s creator?

The controversy began just over a week ago as J.K tweeted a comment regarding a published opinion piece that called for a “more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” The Harry Potter author believed it appropriate to respond with something that I assume she believed to be comical, saying, (more…)

Graphic Novels. Yay or Nay?

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I’m not always that adventurous when it comes to my book choices. I’m a fiction junkie, maybe with one or two non-fiction per year. But for 2020 I really wanted to shake it up. So in a recent order on my favourite website I filled my cart with a good mix!

I have a degree in art history. And seven years out of university I was excited to find some great art non-fictions. As I was browsing I added “Becoming Andy Warhol” to my cart without much thought and moved on. This past weekend I grabbed it off the shelf and took my coffee outside to settle in and learn something new. But when I opened the book, I discovered it was a graphic novel!

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