more books: Christmas!

Christmas has come and gone yet again, but I'm happy to say that I received some fabulous books from good ol' Saint Nick. Let's get started, shall we? Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Last of the Gaderene by Mark Gatiss Dreams of Empire by Justin … Continue reading more books: Christmas!

QUOTE: Epictetus

"No great thing is suddenly created."  ~ Epictetus As the new year approaches, we could all use a good inspirational quote here and there! What quotes do you use for motivation and optimism? Let me know in the comments section below! Yours, HOLLY

the re-read challenge 2015.

It's almost the new year, and you all know what that means: new reading challenges! I'm going to make my reading challenges pretty low-key this year because it'll be a time of huge transition for me (I'm graduating high school in the spring and entering college in the fall!) but I couldn't resist joining in … Continue reading the re-read challenge 2015.

would anyone like to buddy-read?

Hi everyone! So I have Christmas vacation for the next two weeks, and I was wondering if anyone wanted to do a buddy-read with me. I've never done one before, and I think it would be a lot of fun! I don't have a book in mind or anything, but we can decide that later. … Continue reading would anyone like to buddy-read?


Author: John Grisham Number of Pages: 177 Publisher: Arrow Release Date: 2001 "Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the … Continue reading Book Review: SKIPPING CHRISTMAS


Author: various YA authors, edited by Stephanie Perkins Number of Pages: 320 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Release Date: October 9, 2014 "If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES … Continue reading Book Review: MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME

QUOTE: Agatha Christie

"One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers."  ~ Agatha Christie I think we all feel a bit nostalgic during the holiday season. It's nice to know that Agatha Christie has our back. What quotes have you discovered recently? Let me know in the comments section below! Yours, HOLLY


Author: Agatha Christie Number of Pages: 400 Publisher: Harper Collins Release Date: 1922 "After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and "Tuppence" Prudence Cowley, lack money and prospects, become adventurers for the British Government. Rich American Julius P. Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind's conspiracy all seek Jane Finn, given papers vital to peace by an agent at … Continue reading Book Review: THE SECRET ADVERSARY


Author: Stephen Cole Number of Pages: 305 Publisher: BBC Books Release Date: 2002 "Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. They are the empire's most wanted terrorists, and their discovery could end a war devastating the galaxy. But is … Continue reading Book Review: TEN LITTLE ALIENS