Fiction Reviews

Izzy May I: The Write Female

What makes a strong female protagonist/antagonist?

Izzy May I: The Write Details

First impressions matter. They have a great impact in establishing or disguising a character’s true nature. But how much detail is enough to introduce a main character and still entice readers to flip to the next page?

Izzy May I: The Write Book Review

First off, I’m so sorry for my inconsistency lately. I want to say LIFE, MAN, LIFE — but no excuses. I’m going to catch up on every post, comment, response post, and award I’ve been honored to receive. Expect appreciation posts throughout the week; no, this isn’t the guilt talking. You deserve it. Second, here’s my […]

Book Cover Revealed for Harper Lee’s New Book

Originally posted on Lara's Book Club:
It wasn’t too long ago that word got out that the bestselling author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, would be releasing a “new” book. “New” is relative as Harper Lee actually wrote Go Set a Watchman years ago. But with its expected arrival on July 14th, HarperCollins has now…

Izzy May I: The Write Movie

Putting together a book and a movie are quite different. An intelligent movie adaptation doesn’t replicate everything from the book, but rather it upkeeps, respects, and enhances the spirit, themes, symbols, and major and major-minor plot points.

I should’ve checked myself, but it would’ve been nice if someone had told me about these deleted Mockingjay scenes!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: Sorry for the music in the background. This lovely youtuber had to work around the copyright.

Izzy May I: The Write Book Cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover — unless it’s an actual book. Thank you, Coco J. Ginger, for bringing this image to my attention. A book cover needs to hook readers and spark their curiosities before the first sentence is even read. What makes a cover design scream “You can’t possibly leave without me”? Well, […]

Another Great Example of the Write Impression

This is a reblog. Tremendous thanks to Elenacaravela KATNISS Do book cover illustrations influence the way you envision a character before you read a book?  Does an actor cast as the character from your favorite book embody your idea of the character in a film?

Let’s Play Literary Would You Rather! (6th Edition)

Originally posted on 101 Books:
It’s been a while since we’ve done this, so let’s bring back a little Friday fun with another version of Literary Would You Rather! Let’s go: Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey? Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or…

5 Exercises Avid Readers Do So Well (but Should Probably Stop)