All posts tagged in books

  • July 19, 2022By Mary Dodys

    What constitutes a perfect Southern summer day? Depending on where you’re from, your answers may vary, but when it comes to the Southeast, especially along the coast, there are some specific defining qualities. Being Southern myself, I’d say it’s something along the lines of the overbearing ringing of cicadas, boating all day until you’re sunburnt, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/where-the-crawdads-sing-is-the-southern-blockbuster-of-the-summer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 16, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of His Dark Materials season two episode five! In this week’s episode of His Dark Materials, Lyra and Will’s main focus is to get the alethiometer back from Boreal. Meanwhile both Mary and Mrs. Coulter make some quite life-changing discoveries! Starting with the storyline, I definitely feel that we are … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-journey-into-the-three-worlds-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-five/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 12, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of His Dark Materials: Season Two, Episode One. What is next for Lyra Silvertongue and Will? The season one finale of His Dark Materials left us with a whirlwind of emotions from witnessing reunions, betrayals, deaths and battles. More importantly, it shows many of the character’s parting ways and starting … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/daemons-new-worlds-and-witches-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-one/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 25, 2020By Lily Waywell

    As if there wasn’t enough Sherlock Holmes related content, Harry Bradbeer and Jack Thorne have now adapted Nancy Springer’s novel Enola Holmes. The story follows the life of Sherlock Holmes’ youngest sibling, Enola and her life after the disapperance of her mother. Now I must begin by saying, I have very mixed feelings regarding this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/murders-mysteries-and-sherlock-holmes-little-sister-a-review-of-netflixs-enola-holmes/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 18, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers. Amazing actors, a haunting town and a lot of violence and corruption… The Devil All the Time has just been released on Netflix and it is definitely a must watch. I was wildy impressed by this movie. Yes, it is a bit of a slow-burner, but nonetheless it did … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/preachers-murderers-and-a-haunting-western-town-a-review-of-netflixs-the-devil-all-the-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 28, 2020By Aly Balakareva

    A Star Is Bored may bring associations with the drama film, A Star Is Born. However, it is far from the romantic musical, which leaves one crying by the end. Written by screenwriter Byron Lane, it takes us through the life of a budding celebrity assistant, who embarks himself on this tough, but exciting, adventure. Here … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-star-is-bored-review-a-thrilling-adventure-through-the-world-of-celebrity-assistants/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 3, 2020By Minseo Park

    If you’re anything like me, you used to hold a passionate and tender love for reading books. You spent hours of your day in your local library, devouring every story you could get your hands on. You gasped in delight whenever a new Rick Riordan novel came out and you fantasized about going to book … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-i-got-back-into-reading-as-a-busy-high-school-student/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 31, 2019By Lily Waywell

    The finale has come. So much has happened in the last season including deaths, reunions, betrayals and battles. That being said, what is left for the last episode of “His Dark Materials” season one? This week’s episode, “Betrayal“, begins with the usual landscape marking the setting for the episode. In this week, we see the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/what-has-become-of-lyra-silvertongues-destiny-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-one-finale/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 29, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    My shyness was, and probably still is, a formidable nemesis, an intractable opponent and overall bane of my existence. To clear the air, let’s first establish the — somewhat ambiguous — difference between shyness and introversion: introversion is a broad term to categorize someone’s personality, indicating that an individual is more attuned to their internal … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/my-mission-to-overcome-shyness-by-joining-a-book-club/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 27, 2019By Lily Waywell

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers from Season 1 of “The Witcher”. From novel to game to a Netflix TV show to talks of it being the next Game of Thrones, Andrzej Sapkowski’s tale of a monster hunter, and his journey to fulfilling his destiny has become a world-wide story that has reached readers, gamers and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/monsters-witchers-battles-and-lots-of-magic-a-review-of-netflixs-the-witcher/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 10, 2019By Nadia Bey

    Imagine that you arrive home one day to find a large storybook on your front doorstep. However, upon looking closer, you discover that it’s not a storybook – it’s the Once Upon A Book Club box! https://www.instagram.com/p/B5qntFQgGu1/   Once Upon A Book Club is a book subscription box that aims to create a more interactive … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/once-upon-a-book-club-is-the-perfect-holiday-gift/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 3, 2019By Kaycee Wilson

    With the short, darkening days that winter brings, there is nothing better to do on a cold December evening than to kick back and watch a good movie. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the classics or a sucker for the Hallmark romance movies, these five movies are perfect for the holidays. Write Before Christmas … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/5-movies-to-watch-this-holiday-season/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read