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 …

Review: OEDIPUS REX

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 …

QUOTE: David McCullough

“If you get down about the state of American culture, just remember there are still more public libraries in this country than there are McDonalds.”  ~ David McCullough Thank goodness that this is true. I believe that libraries are immensely important, especially considering the profound impact they can have on those who take advantage of …

5 reasons why midterm exams drive me crazy.

This upcoming week is dedicated to midterm exams at my high school (I'm a senior), and to be honest I'm actually really dreading it. There's so much studying that I have to get done in the next couple days and so much pressure to get the best grades possible that I don't even know where …

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 …

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 …

WWW Wednesdays: January 14th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? I'm still reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I'm about half way through it and I really like it so far. Everything is so dramatic and the characters are all so crazy- it's like reading a soap opera! …

top ten tuesday: 2014 releases I meant to read but didn’t get to

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, the fantastic weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn't Get To. I could go on for AGES with this list, but for time's sake I'll keep it to my top ten! So, …

Book Review: LIFE AFTER LIFE

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 …

QUOTE: Margaret Atwood

"But I keep going on with this sad and hungry and sordid, this limping and mutilated story, because after all I want you to hear it, as I will hear yours too if I ever get the chance, if I meet you or if you escape, in the future or in heaven or in prison …