Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read If You Like The Perks of Being a Wallflower

It's back to school season once more, and no book makes me think of this time of year more than The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Whether you prefer the novel or the fabulous movie adaptation of it, the story itself is sure to leave a memorable mark on any reader. In this week's edition …

Review: OUR TOWN

Author: Thornton Wilder Pages: 224 Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics Release Date: 1938 "First published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize winning play envisions the enduring truths of human existence. The three act play takes place in the village of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire." - Goodreads.com What a work of art this play is! People have been telling me to …

QUOTE: Shakespeare

"In jest, there is truth."  ~ King Lear by Shakespeare Oh, Shakespeare- how wise you are! This quote from his tragedy King Lear is short, simple, and definitely true. People often use humor to mask the harsh truth. Don't we all, at times? That's why I love when there are Fools in his plays, because they give the best …

Movie Review: Jurassic Park

THE TIME HAS COME. After what seems like eons, I have finally watched the legendary movie adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park. And the best part? I LOVED IT. Here's why: Such great images! I was really impressed by how good the graphics are in this movie. There’s a lot of dinosaur-human interaction, so I didn’t …

Review: KING LEAR

Author: William Shakespeare Number of Pages: 320 Publisher: SparkNotes Release Date: 1604 "One of Shakespeare's finest tragedies, the work displays a pessimism and nihilism that make it a 20th-century favorite. The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, allotting each a portion in proportion to the eloquence of her declaration of love. The hypocritical Goneril …

QUOTE: Michael Crichton

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence.”  ~ The Lost World by Michael Crichton Sounds like something Sherlock Holmes would say, doesn't it? Interestingly enough, this quote is from Michael Crichton's novel The Lost World, which is the sequel to Jurassic Park. I loved this quote so much when I first read it that I immediately wrote it down to …

My Allergy Story // Allergy Awareness

As you can probably tell by the name of this blog, I am allergic to nuts. It’s something that is hard to truly understand unless you go through it, because it definitely alters your way of life. By no means is it the worst thing in the world- I feel very fortunate to not have …

Movie Review: JANE EYRE

I love Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre  more than words can describe. Knowing this affection I have, several of my friends recommended that I watch the movie adaptation- in particular, the one from 2011 starring Mia Wasikowska  and Michael Fassbender. So I did! I haven’t watched very many movie adaptations of classic literature, so at …

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Nature!

It's FREEBIE week for Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish, and you know what that means: random themes! This time I decided to talk about something to which many of us can relate. Nature is wonderful and lovely, but there are times when all you want to do is sit inside …

Book Review: THE LOST WORLD

Author: Michael Crichton Number of Pages: 393 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Release Date: September 1995 "It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end--the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something …