Book Review: THE NIGHT CIRCUS

Author: Erin Morgenstern Number of Pages: 387 Publisher: Doubleday Release Date: September 13, 2011 "The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called "Le Cirque des Reves," and it is only open …

WWW Wednesdays: January 28th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Still reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for my AP English class- but I'm over half way through! I'm loving every second of it, so that's a bonus! I'm also still reading Harry Potter y la cámara secreta by J.K. …

top ten tuesday: books I’d like to read with a book club

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, the wonderful weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Books I'd Like to Read With a Book Club. I've decided to split this list into two parts: books I've already read and books I haven't read. Books I've …

Book Review: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

Author: Anthony Doerr Number of Pages: 531 Publisher: Scribner Release Date: May 6, 2014 "Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds …

QUOTE: Sophocles

"“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”   ~ from Antigone by Sophocles It's amazing that advice written centuries and centuries ago is still incredibly relevant in today's society. It makes you wonder: Have we really changed all that …

Happy National Readathon Day!

It's the day book lovers everywhere have been waiting for- National Readathon Day!! To learn more about this fantastic event, click here. I think this is such a great event and cause. It's true: fewer and fewer children are turning to books for entertainment, pleasure, knowledge, and experiences. By spreading the joy of reading with events such …

Are we all on the same page?

It happens every year: as soon as the new year is rung in, blogs are flooded with posts about New Year's resolutions, goals, and expectations. In the book blogging world this usually entails TBR lists, Goodreads challenges, individual bookish aspirations and even collaborative projects. I love making these goals every year, and I especially like …

Review: ANTIGONE

Author: Sophocles Number of Pages: 80 Date of Publication: 441 "The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles' classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that …

WWW Wednesdays: January 21st

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? I'm about a fourth of the way through Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, which I'm currently reading with my AP English class. And oh my goodness, I adore this novel!!! I never thought I would enjoy it as much …

top ten tuesday: favorite things about winter

Hello lovely bookish people! It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by the wonderful blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a freebie week, so we get to create our own themes. I've decided to go with a topic that's sort of random: Top Ten Favorite Things About Winter.  I …