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Why I Don’t Rate Books

You may have noticed that none of my book reviews contain ratings for anything that I read. That's because I don't rate books anymore.  I made the decision to stop rating books a few years ago, right around when the amount of reading I had to do for my English major picked up. As I… Continue reading Why I Don’t Rate Books

Books

THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis | Review

As an English major, I’ve never much been a person interested in economics. Economics has always perplexed me as a subject, with its ever-expanding jargon and web of theories (says the current law student…). But at a certain point I acknowledged that I should probably at least have a vague idea of certain economic-related topics… Continue reading THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis | Review

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5 Classics for November

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Although most people seem to dislike November (at least in New England where I live) because all of the pretty leaves die and everything is dead, it's actually my favorite month of the year. This might… Continue reading 5 Classics for November

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Book characters I’ve been for Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Today I thought I would do an extra fun post and share some of the book characters I've dressed up as for Halloween! These are all actually from last year (my friends and I did indeed plan three costumes for Halloween weekend our senior year). Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling What… Continue reading Book characters I’ve been for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Spooky Blog Posts for Halloween

Happy Tuesday!! IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a Halloween freebie, which is very exciting. Instead of my usual Top Ten Tuesday posts, I've decided to do something a little different today: a list of links! Here is a list of some past spooky posts… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Spooky Blog Posts for Halloween

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Saying no to a professor

Happy Feminist Friday! Today I'm going to talk about a bit of a controversial topic: saying no to a professor when you're assigned to read something uncomfortable.  As an English major I was assigned to read countless books. It's safe to say that I didn't enjoy all of them, for various reasons: some were a… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Saying no to a professor

Books

THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

To be honest, I knew nothing about The Lifted Veil by George Eliot (1859) before I started reading it—and that’s precisely how I recommend approaching this little novella. I picked it up because I enjoyed Eliot's massive novel Middlemarch and wanted to read more of her writing. However, this Victorian novella is a significant departure from Eliot's… Continue reading THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

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Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Would Give New Titles To

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share books that we would give new titles to. I’ve decided to give this a little classic twist, so I’ll be renaming classic titles. This sounds like a lot of fun, so let’s jump right in! What do you think of these new titles?… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Would Give New Titles To

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5 Nonfiction books that will scare your Halloween socks off

The spooky season is here! Bust out your pumpkins and fake cobwebs! Dig out the witch hat that’s been collecting dust in the back of your closet for the past year! Turn up the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack! Usually when I make spooky book lists around Halloween, they tend to be filled with novels… Continue reading 5 Nonfiction books that will scare your Halloween socks off

Books

OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck | Review

John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men is one of those books that people are usually assigned to read in high school; however, for some reason I was never assigned this in all my years of high school and as a college English major. I figured that I should probably read something by Steinbeck since I am a… Continue reading OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck | Review