Month: September 2014

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Review- The Book That I Was Not Expecting

Posted September 30, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 7 Comments
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Review- The Book That I Was Not Expecting

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn My rating: 3.5/5 Stars Publisher: Crown (2012) Length: 419 pgs Genre: Adult Fiction/Mystery/Thriller Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have […]


The Maze Runner Film Thoughts- Why Thomas is My New Favorite Protagonist

Posted September 26, 2014 in Film Reviews / 4 Comments
The Maze Runner Film Thoughts- Why Thomas is My New Favorite Protagonist

So this weekend I saw The Maze Runner in theaters, but I committed a bit of book blogger blasphemy as I haven’t read the book (yet). I know, I know, how did this happen? Because I am currently number 43 on my library waitlist for the book. So, while I didn’t have the book background to compare the movie against, I found that I actually quite enjoyed it, particularly the protagonist, Thomas. Now, I haven’t seen Dylan O’Brien play in anything else so a love for the actor himself wasn’t clouding my vision. I found that from the get-go I […]


Harry Potter MOTW [2]: Most Cringe Inducing Scene in the Series

Posted September 25, 2014 in Harry Potter MOTW, Weekly Features/Memes / 11 Comments
Harry Potter MOTW [2]: Most Cringe Inducing Scene in the Series

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, and is a fantastic way to keep the Harry Potter magic alive year round, even when not reading the books! I’m so excited to be participating! The Theme This Week: Most Cringe Inducing Scene Though my love for the series runs deep, Harry’s whole relationship with Cho Chang had me wanting chuck my book at the wall sometimes. In Order of the Phoenix, Cho and Harry have their first real date at Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, and Harry rightly deems it a “fiasco.” Harry: “Look, let’s […]


Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

Posted September 24, 2014 in Blog Awards / 7 Comments
Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

I’d like to thank The Sleepy Book Nerd for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award! It’s always such an honor to be recognized with awards. I started this blog for myself and it’s really nice to know that others have enjoyed my content as well! The Rules for this Award: Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. Put the award logo on your blog. Answer the ten questions they’ve set you. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer. Nominate ten people. Here are the ten questions from The Sleepy […]


Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

Posted September 22, 2014 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 29 Comments
Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books on Your Fall TBR List.” I decided to compile my list with books that I either do not own or have not been released yet, and mostly books that have been released recently or will be later on in the fall! 1) The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- My number one most anticipated book this fall. I cannot WAIT to see how this trilogy ends, it’s my favorite series that I’ve discovered this year! […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [14]

Posted September 21, 2014 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 1 Comment
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [14]

Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back! September 15-21, 2014 This week has been a rather enjoyable one! Fall weather has decided to descend (at least for now) and the cloudy and cooler weather has made for lovely and cozy reading conditions. It also means that I have thrown myself into full Halloween season mode, finding a costume, starting to plan baking projects, and purchasing my old childhood favorite, Halloweentown, on DVD. My kitten Rocco has, by contrast, […]


Fairy Tale Friday: Snow White

Posted September 19, 2014 in Fairy Tale Friday, Fairy Tales / 17 Comments
Fairy Tale Friday: Snow White

This week I’m launching a new feature at Girl in the Pages! Friday will bring a showcase of some of my favorite fairy tale figures! From the Disney-fied to the original folktales to pop culture interpretations, I’ll look at how certain characters have been changed through the ages. This Week: Little Snow-White “You, my queen, are fair; it is true. But Little Snow-White is still A thousand times fairer than you.” The Origin Story Little Snow-White is originally a German tale that was first published by the Brother’s Grimm in the 1800s. The story begins with a queen who is […]


Harry Potter MOTW [1]: Best “Dumbledore Moment”

Posted September 18, 2014 in Harry Potter MOTW / 16 Comments
Harry Potter MOTW [1]: Best “Dumbledore Moment”

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, and is a fantastic way to keep the Harry Potter magic alive year round, even when not reading the books! I’m so excited to be participating! The Theme This Week: Best “Dumbledore Moment” Ah, Dumbledore. Hands down one of my favorite characters in the series, though my opinion of him shifted slightly after Deathly Hallows and learning how he had raised Harry to essentially sacrifice himself (even if there was a hope of resurrection). Nevertheless, I continue to adore his character and my favorite moments featuring […]


Halloween Reads, Part 1

Posted September 17, 2014 in Fun Stuff / 6 Comments
Halloween Reads, Part 1

Now that September is over half-way through, my giddiness for the fall season is mounting (despite the fact that there’s a heatwave passing through…). Fall means late night bonfires, crisp air, wearing all of those boots neglected in my closet, and (my favorite part) Halloween! I’ve always been a huge huge huge fan of Halloween and all of the whimsical magic that comes with the holiday. I want to start getting myself in the mood for the season, so I’ve gathered all of the thriller/paranormal/creepy books on my shelves at the moment and challenge myself to integrate them into my […]


Top Ten Authors I’ve (Sadly) Only Read One Book From…And Want to Read More From!

Posted September 15, 2014 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 19 Comments
Top Ten Authors I’ve (Sadly) Only Read One Book From…And Want to Read More From!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic was “Top Ten Authors You’ve Only Read One Book From, But Want To Read More From.” The list is in no particular order! I’ve also listed the next book I plan on reading from the author! 1) John Green- I’m waiting to be more impressed by one of his works after TFIOS. Next Read: Paper Towns 2) Abigail Haas- Dangerous Girls gave me the biggest book hangover of 2014, and I’m excited for Haas’ work to astound (and slightly terrify) […]