Thoughts On: Character Looks

"Thoughts On" is a feature where I give my (often rambling) thoughts on a topic relevant to reading, literature, or the book business. To see previous topics, click here. I finally read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale last year, partly because the adaptation was coming out and partly because why hadn't I already read it? [...]

Thoughts On: Backlist vs. Frontlist

"Thoughts On" is a feature where I give my (often rambling) thoughts on a topic relevant to reading, literature, or the book business. To see previous topics, click here. back·list /ˈbakˌlist/ nouna publisher's list of older books still in print, as opposed to titles newly available (known as the frontlist) When I first started blogging, [...]

Thoughts On: Reviewing Books

"Thoughts On" is a feature where I give my (often rambling) thoughts on a topic relevant to reading, literature, or the book business. To see previous topics, click here. One of the main reasons I started this blog was to review more books, but I'm still having trouble defining exactly what a "good" review means. [...]

Thoughts On: Book Adaptations

"Thoughts On" is a monthly feature on thewasofshall where I give my (often rambling) thoughts on a topic relevant to reading, literature, or the book business. To see previous topics, click here. Done right, book adaptations are one of my favorite things to read. What’s not to love about revisiting favorite characters in a different [...]

Thoughts On: Book Covers

"Thoughts On" is a monthly feature on thewasofshall where I give my (often rambling) thoughts on a topic relevant to reading, literature, or the book business. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down. The phrase "don't judge a book by its cover" is so widespread that it's [...]

Thoughts On: Romance Novels

"Thoughts On" is a monthly feature on thewasofshall where I give my (often rambling) thoughts on a topic relevant to reading, literature, or the book business. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down. Romance novels are just one genre among many - making romantic or sexual relationships [...]