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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn / The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn is a retelling of One Thousand and One Nights for young adults; The Rose and the Dagger, its sequel, is a fantasy political thriller that wraps up the story. I'm lumping the books together into one review because this felt less like two separate books in a series and more… Continue reading Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn / The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

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Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

This adaptation of Anne of Green Gables is a 90-minute TV movie, and my favorite adaptation by far. Balancing childhood wonder with joy and sorrow, it is simultaneously both the most accurate to the book and the only adaptation that I have found that took me back to my own childhood, and the things I felt… Continue reading Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

I will say from the start that if you enjoyed the first movie in this franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, then I highly recommend this movie. Though this review will be as spoiler-free as possible, it will contain mentions of characters and events from early in the movie. I… Continue reading Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

When adults speak of Anne of Green Gables today, this is probably the most common adaptation that comes to mind. Clocking in at over 3 hours total, this adaptation takes on the entire first book. In stark contrast to the 2017 version reviewed last week, this is a textbook comfort show. It goes out of… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)