Favorite Fall Reads

The best reading season is inarguably fall. Summer is sometimes nice for reading outside, except that actually it’s super hot and sweaty and buggy and awful. People glorify “beach reads,” but books get all sandy and suncreen-y and warped just from being near the ocean, I guess. (Insert Danny from The Mindy Project shouting “I…

Harry Potter is for Adults Too

I remember when my dad stubbornly refused to read the Harry Potter books for years. Anytime my mother, sister, and I would encourage him to pick up the hard-cover 7-part series, he’d scoff and claim that Harry Potter is for kids. He was a fan of heart-racing action adventure novels, not some magical fantasy children’s…

Literary vs. Genre Fiction: The Battle for the Ages

Today’s readers are apt to dive hungrily into tales of dragons, swords and sorcery. They also take great pleasure in science-fiction stories, particularly of the young-adult variety. Series like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins…

Book Review: The Infernal Devices

Warning: There are some spoilers! The Infernal Devices is a a urban fantasy series by Cassandra Clare. There are three books in the series, Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. I loved Clare’s first series, The Mortal Instruments, and when I realized that The Infernal Devices trilogy was the prequel, I had to read it. The series starts…