Parasite’s almost-romance is everything missing from Hollywood

Parasite’s almost-romance is everything missing from Hollywood

{spoiler warning} In the movie Parasite, there is a scene where Ki-woo takes Da-hye’s arm and feels her pulse. He is her new tutor; he is wonderfully cocky, even with Da-hye’s rich mother watching, and he looks at Da-hye like she is the only person in the world. “I only care about how you seize the flow,” [...]

Review: Crazy Rich Asains // An Exotic Soap Opera with Hawt Men

Review: Crazy Rich Asains // An Exotic Soap Opera with Hawt Men

I finally feel en vogue in the reading world, as I am reading Crazy Rich Asians just before the film comes out in August (yes, I do want to watch it). I also want to finish the Crazy Rich Asain trilogy, but I might have to put that on hold since I'm about 300 pages [...]

To All the (YA) Books I’ve Loved Before {ft. a rant and two small reviews}

To All the (YA) Books I’ve Loved Before {ft. a rant and two small reviews}

I don’t read a lot of YA—I never have, really, simply because it doesn’t interest me. My recent foray into the genre has only served to redouble my aversion to “fluffy” romances and “meet-cutes.” (Because these things are never cute. They’re just annoying.) My YA expertise is pretty much limited to the eleven YA books [...]

The Most un-Bleak House in All of Literature {Classic/Character Analysis}

The Most un-Bleak House in All of Literature {Classic/Character Analysis}

{By Hermione Montrose} {Note: This post was originally written in the August of 2017...and I just never got around to publishing it. Procrastination is a problem, okay? I decided to publish it anyway, even though my opinions on Dickens and his female characters and the like have evolved a bit since last August, and so [...]

Dear Sylvia Plath // My Response To *The Bell Jar* {Classic Analysis}

Dear Sylvia Plath // My Response To *The Bell Jar* {Classic Analysis}

In a way, I’m almost glad that you’re dead, and that I’m writing this letter to a woman/author who will never ever read it. This way I can be brutally honest. I really wish I could do nothing but sing your praises for The Bell Jar, and blather on and on about how much I [...]

My Considerable Lack of Great Expectations {Classic/Character Analysis}

My Considerable Lack of Great Expectations {Classic/Character Analysis}

You’re sitting at a table in a book store café, reading something—Jane Eyre? Gone With The Wind? Maybe you’re drinking coffee. Maybe you have a gun tucked into your purse and you’re planning to rob the place, hold all the staff at gunpoint, and make off with a stack of Jane Austen novels—as soon as [...]

Book Review: Longbourn // Pride and Prejudice without Mr. Darcy?!

Book Review: Longbourn // Pride and Prejudice without Mr. Darcy?!

Jane Austen retellings are a dime a dozen. Seriously people, there are so many rewritten versions of anything that she’s written it’s almost ridiculous. And of course, the infamous Pride and Prejudice with the infamous Mr. Darcy, the dream man of every nitwit female out there. So naturally in any Pride and Prejudice retelling, it [...]