Rapid Fire Reviews, July Edition {BONUS POST!}

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second ever edition of Rapid Fire Reviews here on Purely Olivia. 🙂

Though I didn’t have the best reading month in July, an upside is that every book I read was a book I was reading for the first time- meaning, no rereads! That’s a pretty big accomplishment for me. You might as well call me the Queen of Rereads.

So, to comemerate commemorate (I just spent quite a few minutes trying to spell that, until Google finally helped out) that occasion, I am going to be doing Rapid Fire Reviews of each book I read in July!

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Books That Need to Be Movies (Listen Up, Hollywood!)

We all know that when it comes to books and movies, it’s hit or miss.

There are the greats- Harry Potter, anyone? The Book Thief? In my opinion, those movies really lived up to the books. (Though the books are always better. 😉 ) And then there are the failures. cough*percy jackson*cough.

Today I’ll be sharing with you the books I think should become movies. And these aren’t just books I like- they’re books I believe would make wonderful, action-packed, moving movies. Let’s get started!

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5 Books That Should be Classics Someday

Classics are classic. Everyone recognizes their name, they’ve been loved for years, and they’ll be loved for years to come. They’re iconic.

I can’t help but wonder, what are the classics of the future? In 2117, what books will still be well-known? I can’t see ahead, or influence what the next generation of classics will be, but I thought it would be interesting to list a few books that I personally believe should be loved for years to come.

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Review of a Writing Handbook {Spilling Ink}

Writing is hard.

That’s the truth. Though it may be fun, it may be rewarding, you may love it more than you love anything else, it’s still really, really hard.

For starters, have you ever had writer’s block? Empty lines or a b l i n k i n g cursor on a blank page is enough to make me want to scream. Then there are the thoughts that creep into your head- is my writing really any good? is it possible that I could ever even be published? And that’s just the beginning! When it comes to writing, I’ll take all the help I can get.

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Thoughts on Dystopian Books

Looking at my bookshelf and lists of books I have read in the past, I realized that a lot of them are dystopian. This post is really late, because all of these books have been out for a while, but I thought it’d be interesting to write about my opinion on dystopian books. 🙂

First of all, I have to answer the question, what is dystopian? Before writing this, I knew the meaning, but if you asked for a definition I couldn’t give you an exact one. After Googling it (because Google is the best 😉 ) I decided I like the Merriam-Webster definition best.

Dystopia: an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives.

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The Would-You-Rather Book Tag

Hello everyone! Recently I was tagged by Sarah over at Between the Pages to participate in a tag she created herself, and I’m excited to be doing it. Would-You-Rathers + books? I’m in! 😉

Before we get started, a big thank you to Sarah for the tag! I love her blog and I encourage you to all go check out it. Here’s the link to her blog, and the link to her post. Now, let’s get started!

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