scarier than Halloween.

Today is the end of the first quarter of school, and I've come to the conclusion that it's much scarier than Halloween. Projects, exams, and deadlines, oh my! This is basically how I feel.   It's getting more and more difficult to find time to read and write posts, so I apologize if things are … Continue reading scarier than Halloween.

Book Review: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE (without spoilers!)

Author: Cassandra Clare Number of Pages: 733 Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Release Date: May 27, 2014 "Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last instalment of the internationally bestselling The Mortal Instruments series. Erchomai, Sebastian had said. I am coming. Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As … Continue reading Book Review: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE (without spoilers!)

QUOTE: Ransom Riggs

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”  ~ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs What interesting, funny, or awesome quotes have you discovered recently? Let me know in the comments section below! Yours, HOLLY

on attending a college literature class.

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a literature class at a college I'm applying to soon. The class was an advanced literature class that lasted two hours and was about Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope. When I heard that I would be attending this particular class for a day I realized that I had … Continue reading on attending a college literature class.


Author: Ransom Riggs Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Quirk Release Date: January 1, 2011 "A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific … Continue reading Book Review: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

QUOTE: Stephanie Perkins

“It's easy to talk about things we hate, but sometimes it's hard to explain exactly why we like something.”   ~ Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins This is exactly how I feel about reviewing books! I can rant about things I dislike about a book all day long, but articulating how amazing … Continue reading QUOTE: Stephanie Perkins


Author: Jonathan Swift Number of Pages: 306 Publisher: Penguin Classics Release Date: 1726 "Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters - with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and the brutish Yahoos … Continue reading Book Review: GULLIVER’S TRAVELS


Author: Stephanie Perkins Number of Pages: 388 Publisher: Dutton Books Release Date: September 28, 2011 "Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion...she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for … Continue reading Book Review: LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR

QUOTE: Toni Morrison

“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.”  ~ Beloved by Toni Morrison This quote is just one of the many gems sprinkled throughout Toni Morrison's haunting novel Beloved. If you enjoy historical fiction, ghost stories, or compelling books in general then I highly recommend it! What quotes have you discovered recently? Let me know in the comments section … Continue reading QUOTE: Toni Morrison

Book Review: BELOVED

Author: Toni Morrison Number of Pages: 324 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 1987 "Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. … Continue reading Book Review: BELOVED