‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Anya Taylor-Joy: Proud Bookworm And ‘Potter’ Fan

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Anya Taylor-Joy: Proud Bookworm And ‘Potter’ Fan

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Twenty-four year old Anya Taylor-Joy is quickly climbing the ranks in the acting world. Having begun in the horror genre, with films like Split, and then swerving into period pieces such as Emma, she’s now found herself in the powerful female lead role as Beth Harmon in the Netflix original, The Queen’s Gambit. And this power-house actress and winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award is also just as passionate about books as the rest of us. 

5 Long Books to Get You Through Long January

5 Long Books to Get You Through Long January

Book Culture

Does anyone else feel like January has been ongoing for approximately three years now? The holidays have passed, everyone is back to work and back to class, the light at the end of the January tunnel has never felt so far away. To help you through the remaining two weeks (three months in Jan time), we’ve compiled a list of lengthy books that you can lose yourself in this month. Before you know it, it’ll be February, and you’ll have serious bragging rights.     1. it by stephen King   image via amazon   Stephen King’s spooky It is as long as it …

Ranking “Harry Potter” Covers from Best to Worst

Ranking “Harry Potter” Covers from Best to Worst

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Ready to judge Harry Potter books by their covers? Some of them are great, and some of them are definitely not (what were you thinking, Sweden?), but they’re all worth critiquing.   New USA Image via Flipsnack   These are great. We’ve got CREATURES. We’ve got ATMOSPHERE. We’ve got great art—look at that dragon! And it looks like the artist actually had any idea what the books were about. They’re pretty, and I want them.   10/10       New UK Image via The Washington Post   A very close second! Fewer cool animals though, so it loses a point. …

Is The ‘Harry Potter’ Series Middle-Grade or YA?

Is The ‘Harry Potter’ Series Middle-Grade or YA?

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It’s J K Rowling’s birthday, which means it’s also Harry Potter’s birthday (it’s canon!), so let’s talk about the series. Specifically, let’s tackle this ongoing debate: Is the Harry Potter series Middle-Grade or YA?   Image Via Daily Express   For those unaware, middle-grade fiction is fiction aimed at readers between the ages of eight and twelve whereas YA, or Young Adult, is fiction aimed to readers who are thirteen to eighteen. See? Simple enough.     Not so. There’s a lot more that goes into books than the ages of their readers, so we have to get specific here. …