Top Ten Tuesday: Big books are a summer vibe for me??

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten books that give off summer vibes. Today I've decided to talk about something that might seem a bit strange at first, but that has become a summer tradition for me: Each summer I choose a big book …

MAY 2020 | Wrap-Up

Hello, hello! I hope you're all doing well in the midst of everything that is going on. May has been another whirlwind month in terms of reading, blogging, and life in general. In the past few years it seems like my Mays have brought surprising changes, and this May was no exception. In May, I …

Would I read more if I didn’t blog?

I often find myself wondering an interesting question: Would I read more if I didn't blog? At a first glance, the answer seems obvious: Of course. I love book blogging and it's one of my absolute favorite hobbies, yet it can be pretty time-consuming to consistently post on a regular basis. Over the years I've …

Dear SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan: A new bizarre, heart-warming favorite

Dear Sourdough by Robin Sloan: I decided to listen to your audiobook on a whim one day after seeing its gorgeous cover design and reading its enticing blurb: a story about a software engineer at a robotics company in San Francisco who is given a seemingly magical sourdough starter and ends up uncovering a secret …

Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines in Classic Novels that Feel Very Relevant

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten opening lines that we find funny, interesting, well-written, etc. I'm focusing my list on ten opening lines in classic novels that feel very relevant right now. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks …

7 Books Future Me Will Be Happy I Read Now

In April, I wrote this Top Ten Tuesday post about books I wish I had read as a child. I got a really interesting comment on it by Jennifer @ My Book Joy suggesting that I should write a post about books that I think future me will be happy that I read now. I …

Dear THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis: Some unexpected mixed emotions

Dear The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: We have a bit of a long, complicated relationship, you and I. Unlike so many other people my age, for some reason I didn't read you when I was younger. Instead, I started reading you for the first time a few years ago and, over the span …

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons I Love Classics (even after I’ve finished my English degree)

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten reasons why we love something book. I've chosen to talk about ten reasons why I love classics and keep returning to them even after having finished my English degree. It's clear that classic literature is not everyone …

5 Classics for May

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. That has certainly been true where I live thus far this month--so many flowers in the garden have begun to bloom and it's so lovely to …

Dear THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett: Like flipping through a photo album

Dear The Dutch House by Ann Patchett: For years I've seen Ann Patchett's books on the shelves of libraries and bookstores and have always been intrigued by popularity. When I happened upon an audiobook of you recently, I finally decided to see what the buzz about this writer was all about. Set over the course …