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 …

top ten tuesday: books for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, my ghoulish friends! This week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish, is all about this spook-tacular season! So, in no particular order, here are my Top Ten Books for Halloween: 1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. 2. Far Far Away by Tom …

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 …

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 …

top ten tuesday: new series I want to start

Hi everyone! It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten New Series I Want To Start. The majority of the books in my TBR pile are ones that continue on with series I've already read one …

Book Review: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

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 …

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 …

elsewhere, seven.

Howdy, everyone! I've starting co-blogging with Erin over at her wonderful blog, The In-Between Place. I encourage you to follow her- she's awesome! In this feature I will be linking the posts I have written in the last few weeks on her blog. While you're there, check out her posts as well! If You Like... …

Book Review: GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

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 …