Top Ten Tuesday: Books that are like pep talks

Happy Tuesday! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten books that make us smile. Today I thought I'd specifically recommend ten books that feel like pep talks. There's nothing better than a pep talk from a family member, friend, or mentor, but sometimes a pep …

Are our bookshelves a reflection of us? | Discussion

Listening to The High Low podcast by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes has been one of the highlights of my week for ages. I always look forward to their insightful perspectives on current events, books, and pop culture in general. Each time I listen to an episode I come away from it with a new …

Dear THE SECOND PERSEPHONE BOOK OF SHORT STORIES: Lovely, bittersweet snapshots of the twentieth century

Dear The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories: I purchased you on an amazing return trip to England last summer, and have been waiting to read you ever since. As I wrote about in this post, I honestly never thought I would get the opportunity to visit Persephone Books, and when I did I knew …

Top Ten Tuesday: I would like to read everything that these authors have written

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share the authors who we've read the most books by. However, I thought it would be fun to do this topic in reverse: instead, I'll be sharing the ten authors whose entire bibliography I hope to read someday. …

5 Classics for July

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. When I think of July, I think of summer adventures, sparklers on the Fourth of July, hot afternoons, a lot of time with family, sitting by the campfire, and looking at fireflies at the edge of …

JUNE 2020 | Wrap-Up

June was a month of great weather, relaxing weekends, and some things slowly falling into place. As per usual lately, this month went by in the blink of an eye! Here's what I was up to in June: In June, I read a total of 6 books: The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories by …

Dear SHE SAID by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey: Striking, moving, eye-opening, and so, so important

Dear She Said by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey: Written by the two New York Times reporters who broke the story of several accusations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, you provide a detailed account of this investigation and how it evolved over time. You had been recommended to me by …

Top Ten Tuesday: Things to do with books (besides read them)

Happy Tuesday! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is supposed to be our most anticipated releases for the second half of 2020. However, I'm horrible at keeping up with new releases, so I always tend to skip these TTT topics when they come around. Instead, this week I thought it would be fun to share …

What do I ACTUALLY read at the beach?

Summertime has many traditions, including book bloggers making lists of the best beach reads of the season. There are many different kinds of books that people tend to classify as "beach reads," from sunny contemporaries to steamy romance and even gripping thrillers. But what do people actually read at the beach? Not what they intend …

Dear AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare: My favorite in a certain way?

Dear As You Like It by William Shakespeare: Shakespeare and I have always had a bit of a love-hate relationship. While I appreciate his clever wordplay and legacy as a writer, I've just never been a huge fan of his plays. I always maintained that I prefer seeing plays performed rather than reading them on …