Shadowhunters: City of Bones–Page to Screen Review Part I

Book: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Series: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, no. 1 Genre: YA urban fantasy/supernatural/romance Content for the sensitive reader: Dirty jokes, plenty of mild to strong language, typical fantasy violence, heavy focus on characters’ appearances/body image, toxic relationships, fantasy racism, heavy flirtation/mild romance, witchcraft, vampires, werewolves, 3 total side character deaths.Continue reading “Shadowhunters: City of Bones–Page to Screen Review Part I”

The 100 Followers Appreciation Post

Raising my glass (or tea tankard, as the case may be) to the lovely readers who have found something they like in BookmarkedOne! A hearty thank-you to you all. This wouldn’t be nearly as much fun writing to silent void. And I know. I’ve experience in both. I am aware I’m late to the partyContinue reading “The 100 Followers Appreciation Post”

A Pre-NaNoWriMo/Harry Potter Ramble

So happy Eve of NaNoWriMo, Reformation Day, Blue Moon, Halloween, and Time-Change. Busy holiday. As I write this, there are two hours remaining to the start of NaNoWriMo. And I am guilty at this particular moment of having every intention to stay awake to meet it. Ready for the madness. On the other hand, withContinue reading “A Pre-NaNoWriMo/Harry Potter Ramble”

Writing Update: September 27, 2020

Writing Status? Unblocked. Beautifully unblocked. It’s terribly inconvenient. I realize I only say that because of how happy I am that my characters are talking to me again. But they always seem to choose the most inopportune times–before deadlines, when I don’t have paper, at 2:23 a.m. Sometimes they strike the lucky golden number ofContinue reading “Writing Update: September 27, 2020”

Reading Update: July 19, 2020/ The Harry Potter Project, Continued

I imagine I’m not the only one who has finished reading a book and slammed into a very solid emotional fog, in need of some quiet in a large fluffy chair with a favorite forest green mug full of steaming raspberry tea. Alright, maybe I’m alone with the tea. But around the last four chaptersContinue reading “Reading Update: July 19, 2020/ The Harry Potter Project, Continued”

Reading Update: July 6, 2020

If someone had told me there were secret passages and enchanted maps at Hogwarts, I imagine I would have read Harry Potter a long time ago. Now, I’m only equally delighted at the prospect as my little self would have been, slowly and surely, against all my curmudgeonly better judgement, being lured into the spellContinue reading “Reading Update: July 6, 2020”

The Harry Potter Project…continued (Reading Update: July 3, 2020)

After knitting my way through Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/und der Stein der Weisen (and winding up with a pair of fabulous blue socks), I happened to notice the English audiobook was two chapters longer than the German one. Couldn’t leave it unheard, now could I? It turned out to be another hour ofContinue reading “The Harry Potter Project…continued (Reading Update: July 3, 2020)”

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

So here we are! After all this time, I have finally read Harry Potter! Or the start of it, anyway. And what did I, the diehard Tolkien reader think? Well, honestly, that it’s a bit odd people keep comparing the two. Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are completely different. Saying they’re alike isContinue reading “Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic”

If the world knew about people with magic, they would want them to solve all their problems. And therefore magic only can exist in a beautiful, hidden world. I’ve heard this excuse so many times I can’t even remember which book I first read it in. Did I think it was a good reason then,Continue reading “Fantasy Rant: “Hidden Magic””

Reading Update: June 28, 2020

Summer is destined for books. That’s just the natural way of life. So what am I reading? That’s…not so simply answered this time around. At the moment: East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon. Norwegian folk tales. Because, y’know, I already read the complete Grimm’s fairytales, the Arabian Nights, and the Longest LayContinue reading “Reading Update: June 28, 2020”

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