YA Book Club Meeting #1: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Announcement of Next Month’s Selection

Hello everyone! Today is the day! We’re here to discuss the novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I made an introduction video. Which is my first video ever so don’t judge me too harshly. I’m still trying to work out the best way to handle the discussion but for now we will being … More YA Book Club Meeting #1: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Announcement of Next Month’s Selection

Wonder Woman

Today we are traveling to the island of Themyscira. And London. And France. Sometimes things come up so many times that it seems like there is no way anything new can be said about it. Such is Wonder Woman. I didn’t plan to write anything about this movie, but I am. Because, I am a … More Wonder Woman

The Charms of Being Frank: ‘Be Frank with Me’ by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Today we are traveling to Bel Air. Some things in life are just plain pleasant. Like playing with a room full of puppies or watching the movie Amélie for the first time. And this book, it was just plain pleasant. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean it was always about pleasant things. This book was one … More The Charms of Being Frank: ‘Be Frank with Me’ by Julia Claiborne Johnson

June Selection YA Book Club – ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

Welcome to the inaugural young adult book club here on Bedroom Traveling. The selection for the month of June, to be discussed at the end of the month, starting June 30th, is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy … More June Selection YA Book Club – ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

Finding Anne in the Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery: ‘Maud’ by Melanie J. Fishbane

Today we are traveling to Prince Edward Island. Again. I saw Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane from afar. It’s pretty cover, flowers weaving across a smooth black, attracted me, despite the old adage. I was most certainly judging this book by it’s cover. But not because it was pretty, but because the name with the visual … More Finding Anne in the Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery: ‘Maud’ by Melanie J. Fishbane

Four Years of ‘Reign’ Makes Flowers Grow

Today we are traveling to Renaissance Scotland. And England. And France. I’ve written about the CW’s historical drama, Reign, before on my other blog. The often ridiculous show has been a guilty pleasure of mine since the beginning. And I mean guilty. There were points where I would have never disclosed my considerable pleasure in … More Four Years of ‘Reign’ Makes Flowers Grow

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in New(est) ‘Riverdale’

Today we are traveling to small town America. Ahh, the teen drama. When I was in high school it was Dawson’s Creek. And then there was The O.C. in college. One Tree Hill. And I can’t forget Gossip Girl. Pretty Little Liars could fall into this category, and shares aspects of our subject today, as could a … More Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in New(est) ‘Riverdale’

So, Flannery O’Connor and Heathcliff Walk Into a Bar: ‘Dear Reader’ by Mary O’Connell

Today we are traveling to Manhattan by way of Connecticut. Mary O’Connell’s Dear Reader was a strange book. It could have been strangely wonderful, but fell just a tiny bit short for me. Flannery Fields, our heroine with her very convenient literary name, feels out of place at Sacred Heart, her Catholic school in Connecticut. … More So, Flannery O’Connor and Heathcliff Walk Into a Bar: ‘Dear Reader’ by Mary O’Connell