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 … Continue reading Review: OUR TOWN

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 … Continue reading QUOTE: Shakespeare

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 … Continue reading Review: KING LEAR

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 … Continue reading QUOTE: Michael Crichton

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 … Continue reading My Allergy Story // Allergy Awareness

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 … Continue reading Book Review: THE LOST WORLD

QUOTE: Neil Gaiman

"He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once."   ~ Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Written with the charm of Neil Gaiman's brilliant wit, this quote puts into words something that I've experienced many times before but never knew quite how … Continue reading QUOTE: Neil Gaiman

Books I Brought With Me to College // 1

I'M IN COLLEGE! This means that I had to pack A LOT of stuff to bring with me, including books.  Since I'm majoring in English I figured that I'll be busy reading assigned books for class, so I wouldn't have much time for reading other things. Because of this, I showed immense self control by only … Continue reading Books I Brought With Me to College // 1

The Reading List // Classics Club Challenge

Hi, everyone! Today's post is a very special TBR list, as I have decided to join the Classics Club Reading Challenge! You can read more about the specifics of this challenge here, but basically it means that you make a list of classics you'd like to read by a certain date. Each time you read … Continue reading The Reading List // Classics Club Challenge

Book Review: NEVERWHERE

Author: Neil Gaiman Number of Pages: 370 Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date: September 2, 2003 "Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen … Continue reading Book Review: NEVERWHERE