5 Star Fridays · movie or tv

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

Calling lovers of all things Harry Potter. Although our beloved hero and his friends don’t make an appearance in this highly-anticipated movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them explores aspects of the Wizarding World that were unknown to the Muggle (non-magic) population until now. We join Newt Scamander on his travels to collect and learn… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

5 Star Fridays · Fiction

An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes is a book like no other. In a page-turning, all-consuming, can’t-put-it-down novel , Sabaa Tahir creates a world that seamlessly blends together a swoon-worthy love story, a dystopian society, and even throws in a bit of the supernatural. What starts out as two storylines-one of Elias, a recently graduated martial,… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes

5 Star Fridays · Reader's Advisory

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

“It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how.” ― Ann Patchett, Bel Canto My Five Star Friday recommendation, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, is strikingly relevant despite its publication date of 2001.  An unapologetic opera lover, Patchett cocoons her diverse characters in the universality… Continue reading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett