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 … Continue reading Book Review: THE NIGHT CIRCUS


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 … Continue reading Book Review: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

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 … Continue reading QUOTE: Sophocles

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 … Continue reading Happy National Readathon Day!

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 … Continue reading Are we all on the same page?


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 … Continue reading Review: ANTIGONE


Author: Sophocles Number of Pages: 80 Release Date: around 430 BCE "Sophocles' Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in ignorance kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds with … Continue reading Review: OEDIPUS REX

the value of bookstores.

Recently I went to my local bookstore just to look around. I didn't have any specific book in mind to buy, and I was simply taking my time browsing the shelves. I came across two books in particular that caught my eye, and eventually I decided to buy them. They are: The Crane Wife by Patrick … Continue reading the value of bookstores.

Book Review: 1776

Author: David McCullough Number of Pages: 386 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: May 24, 2004 "America's most acclaimed historian presents the intricate story of the year of the birth of the United States of America. "1776" tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to … Continue reading Book Review: 1776


Author: Kate Atkinson Number of Pages: 544 Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books Release Date: January 1, 2013 "On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is … Continue reading Book Review: LIFE AFTER LIFE