Posted by: beansai | December 11, 2010

People of the Whale by Linda Hogan

     I realize I didn’t meet my initial goal of posting a review in November. Honestly, I tried. Multiple time in fact. I just couldn’t seem to get that particular review to write/read cohesively or intelligently. So I left it alone and plan on going back to it later. In the meantime I read another book by Linda Hogan so here’s the review for that: Read More…

Posted by: beansai | November 13, 2010

Ages and ages

     I know I haven’t posted a thing worth reading in ages. Beyond ages. Over a year at least. I really want to get back to it, and I’m starting to mentally work myself back into a mind of writing reviews. I also want to re-read some books and do reviews on those. I’d especially like to do a series on Margaret Atwood. Maybe I’ll go on a Margaret Atwood book binge and review them all – maybe I’ll read them in chronological order and take a look at how her writing has progressed over the years. Maybe that’s a bit ambitious too. The point is, I’ve been thinking about writing reviews a lot more recently, now I simply need to make myself actually do one.

     On a side note, I passed my MA with distinction. Yay me! And I found a job – well, a job for the holidays at the very least. I am still trying to decide if I want to go for a PhD or not. We’ll see. So I’ll set a goal here: I will have a review posted by the end of the month, and hopefully at least one a month from here on out. I’m also trying to post daily at Photobean, and whenever I have something to blab about at in the beansai. :)

Posted by: beansai | June 30, 2010

Absence

     While I have been in the UK working on my Masters, I haven’t posted on Lit Bit at all, but now that I’m getting ready to head back to the States and take a break from school, I figured now was a good time to at least do some minor maintenance on Lit Bit. I went ahead and changed the theme and header. I rather like them, but I still want to know what you think. For the next couple of months (even though I’ll be back in the US) I am going to be working on my dissertation and poetry portfolio for my MA, so I still won’t post any reviews or start the club up again, but after I’m done with all that and settled once again, I’ll hopefully be able to pick back up where I left off. On the upside, I have a stock pile of books that I have read this year that I could do reviews for, so yay!

Posted by: beansai | August 3, 2009

Contact by Carl Sagan

     When the movie Contact first came out I had no idea it was based off of the work of fiction with the same name by Carl Sagan. I didn’t have an idea until a couple of weeks ago. The movie happened to be on tv and I, one night, randomly decided to wiki random people. I knew Carl Sagan was an author that a friend of mine had mentioned a few times and I wanted to know more about him. So I wikied (you know, kinda like googled). Well, lo and behold, I learned that he was the author of the book Contact. Further reading naturally informed me that this same book was adapted into that film with Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey (yup, I had to look up how to spell his name, lol!), the same one I had just been watching on tv the other day. I always liked that movie – not in a drooling fan kind of way, but enough to watch it when it was shown on tv and occasionally of my own volition. I remember wondering almost every time I’ve watched it through to the end, who Carl was of the “For Carl” dedication; I get it now. Read More…

Posted by: beansai | July 22, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

     My feelings about the sixth installment of the Harry Potter movies are mixed. I try to watch the movies from an objective point of view, or, at the very least, in two minds. One mind focuses on the movie in context of strictly the films and how they have developed – and how the characters have developed – without influence from content within the books. My second mind is from the point of view of someone who has read all the books and notices what is missing, changed, hinted at, and assuming what is to come. Warning! Spoilers (for both book and movie) follow. Read at your own risk ;). Read More…

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