Kristen Barenthaler

Curious adventurer. Crazed reader. Archery fanatic. Amateur author.

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'A Simple Favor' - Movie Vs Book
7 months ago
By now if you haven't seen the advertisements for A Simple Favor (the movie) then you've probably been hiding out at the cabin with Emily. But a little less known fact (at least until it was recently ...
Vampirism Within 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
7 months ago
What is it that scares readers most about Edgar Allan Poe’s literary works? Is it the fact that Poe leaves so much of the horror to develop in the reader's minds? In one of Poe’s most famous works, Th...
'A Simple Favor' Book Review
7 months ago
Well, I already warned you about spoilers, so let’s just jump right in. If you like neat and tidy endings where the bad guy gets punished and everyone lives happily ever after...this isn’t the story f...
Loving the Evil of Vampires
7 months ago
We are all guilty of it as much as we may deny it. We have read Twilight, or The Vampire Diaries, or Vampire Academy, which all had spin-off movies and television shows. But when did vampires become l...
'Love and Other Things I'm Bad At'— Book Review
7 months ago
If you’ve been reading my other reviews, I bet you can guess that I like the young adult romance novels, and this may come as a surprise, but this IS another one. Catherine Clark has written many youn...
The Witches of 'Macbeth'
7 months ago
William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known playwrights, but most people today have not read many, if any, of his plays because they are considered difficult or boring. Ask a room full of people...