Category Archives: books

…Open Up

Today marks the 2WC’s eighth anniversary, or to put it another way — it’s our blog birthday!

It’s also Banned Books Week, which celebrates the power of words and the importance of freedom of speech in its written form. As you may have surmised we’re fans of this freedom (and books, too).

This freedom is why we were able to start our blog in the first place, and why we’re celebrating eight years. It also allows for a diversity of perspectives and opinions. Read the rest of this entry


…Move On

“Outlander” fans, today the great drought-lander finally ends. The season 2 premiere of “Outlander,” airs tonight on Starz, or right now on the Starz app.

To those of you who didn’t immediately run to your television, tablet, or other preferred streaming device, thanks for sticking around. Instead of doing a straightforward recap of the past two seasons, I thought I’d address a stigma that’s plagued “Outlander,” fans since before the first episode even aired.  Read the rest of this entry

…Get Lost

Happy Read a Book Day! This is the kind of holiday that I could (and usually do) celebrate every day.

Is there anything better than getting lost in a good book? Obviously the answer to that question is completely subjective, but for the purposes of celebrating the powers of reading let’s go with the simpler answer — no. Read the rest of this entry

…head back to Hogwarts (14)

“He’ll be famous — a legend — I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter day in the future — there will be books written about Harry — every child in our world will know his name!”

Professor McGonagall, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

On this day in Harry Potter history, Albus Potter walks through the famed brick wall to Platform 9 3/4, boards the Hogwarts Express, and heads off on his own adventures in the wizarding world made famous by his father, Harry Potter. This actual day. September 1, 2017. I’ll give you a minute to let the awesomeness wash over you. Read the rest of this entry


Happy Saturday, fellow crusaders! Today our week of summer reading comes to a close.

This week we’ve given you our four cents on a variety of books with impending cinematic interpretations. However, today I would like to remind you that reading doesn’t just have to be about studying up for the film. Read the rest of this entry