10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!

Hey there everyone! My name is Joe Pascullo, and I am a guest writer today on my pal Tabrizia’s blog! I’m a young adult librarian at the Grand Central branch of the New York Public Library. And when I’m not there, I help out with the non-profit organization Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, as well as host the 2020-established podcast, Manga Monthly! Continue reading “10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!”

Book Review: The Binding by Bridget Collins

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 436 pages

Published: April 16, 2019

Publisher: William Morrow

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Romance, Historical, Literary

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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards

After a month-long of voting, the moment has finally arrived! Here are the winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards: Continue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards”

Books to Read: September Edition

Looking for something else to read other than a scary book? From piracy to utopia worlds, these new releases will guarantee you exciting but spook-free October:

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Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Winners

They are here!

Goodreads has announced the 2017 winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Goodreads Choice Awards is an annual book awards that are chosen by the readers, one of the few book prizes where a book lover has a say. Congratulations to all the winners!  Continue reading “Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Winners”

Book Review: Echo by Lorena Glass

25424100Format: E-Book

Pages: 511 pages

Published: February 1, 2015

Publisher:  MyInkBooks.com

Genre:  Supernatural/Fantasy, Romance


Echo is the first book of a trilogy that is the epic love story of two cursed lovers that fate, time, and death are constantly conspiring to keep apart; while they are determined to defy all three to be together. Whenever one dies, the other time travels to the lost lover’s next (or last) incarnation. The story spans over a millennium; to several different times, places, and lives of two extraordinary lovers whose devotion to each other defies all barriers and all odds—and an extraordinary love that will never, ever die.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Love To See as Movies/TV shows


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is:

Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows”

I am not a big fan of movie/TV adaptations. They always manage to change so many things that you’ll definitely won’t be receptive to and in return, ruining your favorite book. However, for the sake of this meme, I can compile a list that I feel, maybe wouldn’t be done exactly right but will be done properly:


1. Size 12 Is Not Fat Series by Meg Cabot Heather Wells is a unique and interesting type of heroine and I think we need to see her representation on the screen.


2. A Great and Terrible Beauty Series by Libba Bray I think it is time for a female version of Harry Potter, don’t you?


3. Sanditon by Jane Austen Yes it is incomplete but so was Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell and the manage to do a great adaptation out of that.


4. Evelina by Frances Burney Give the filmmakers a challenge…adapt a novel that is only told through letters.


5. Heist Society Series by Ally Carter This has been development hell far too long and we need an action packed movie or TV show with a female headliner.


6. Blue is for Nightmares Series by Laurie Faria Stolarz Again a female version of Harry Potter.


7. All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness I think a movie is in the works but who knows how long that will take.

Longbourn7. Longbourn by Jo Baker We have so many adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, I think we need one told from the servants point of view.


8. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot I surprised that an adaptation wasn’t created for this series already.

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)

9. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde I don’t know if a movie is in the works but for this one it is long overdue. A chance to jump in your favorite book? A book lovers dream.

Lives of Our Own

10. Lives of Our Own by Lorri Hewett With race tensions so high in this country, this is a type of movie that needs to be done.

You can see that I picked a lot of books with strong independent females as the main character because I feel that is strongly lacking in the entertainment industry. What books would you like to see to be made in movies or TV shows?