Books

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros | Review

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros has always been one of those book titles that I knew, but I didn’t know how or why I knew it. Before this past summer I had never read it before, and I had never even really put together that the Sandra Cisneros I read in my… Continue reading THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros | Review

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Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT

What’s this?! A Classic Couple post?! After SO MANY MOONS OF ABSENCE?!?! I’m so excited to be back with this feature because it’s one of my absolute favorites. I have such a soft spot for classic lit and even though there are certainly some problematic beans out there (I’m looking at you, male-dominated white western… Continue reading A Classic Couple: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: What is a trope?!?!

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is supposed to be about our favorite tropes. I decided to look up a few tropes beforehand, which led me to remember a kind of trope that we don't often talk about in the book blogging world. This lovely article talks… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: What is a trope?!?!

Study Abroad

Wild horses? Diving off a bridge? Oh my! | Holly Goes Abroad

On my last full day in Oxford, my friends and I packed our bags with snacks and swimsuits and trekked all the way to Port Meadow. I had heard fun stories about afternoons at Port Meadow, but I had never been before this trip. Located on a little dirt path that cuts between rolling fields… Continue reading Wild horses? Diving off a bridge? Oh my! | Holly Goes Abroad

Tags

The Summer Bucket List Tag

Today I'm here with the Summer Bucket List Tag, sliding in right at the end of the season. Seeing as I start law school orientation next week (eek!), it seems fitting that I take this last Friday of sunny freedom to do a summery post. Thanks so much to Norees @ No Reads Too Great… Continue reading The Summer Bucket List Tag

Books

THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen | Review

The first time I read The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen was back in 2013. Although I distinctly remember liking it because of the ending (which I will spoil in this review, so be warned!), I didn’t really remember much of the rest of the plot when I picked it up a second time this summer. I… Continue reading THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen | Review

Awards

Sunshine Blogger Award | 8

What better way to celebrate being halfway through the week than with a good Sunshine Blogger Award? Thanks so much to Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts for tagging me!! Thank the blogger who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 8

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Side Characters I’d Love to be Besties With

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten characters we'd love to be best friends with. I've decided to choose only side characters for my list because I don't think side characters get enough love. There are some fantastic side characters out there!   What do you think of the characters… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Side Characters I’d Love to be Besties With

Study Abroad

Advice for Studying Abroad | Holly Goes Abroad

Earlier in the summer I was asked to share some tips for studying abroad as part of this Holly Goes Abroad series. Since it’s nearly time for the new semester to start, I thought this would be a good time to give some advice. Of course, I am in no way a study abroad expert,… Continue reading Advice for Studying Abroad | Holly Goes Abroad

Bookish

5 Classics for August

Summer has almost come to a close, but there’s still time to squeak in a few more books in the sunshine! I thought it would be fun to recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. I’m someone who tends to strongly associate books with when I read… Continue reading 5 Classics for August