Some Thoughts on the Final Episode of LOST

*** Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers about the ending of ABC TV show Lost. If you haven't watched the last episode or don't want to know how the series ends, then don't read on!*** It's happened: I'VE FINALLY FINISHED WATCHING LOST. After nearly a year of ceaseless suspense, roller coaster rides of emotions, and investing an impressive number of … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Final Episode of LOST

WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord {Joint Review}

Today I have a very exciting book review to share: a joint review of Emery Lord's When We Collided with Peyton @ A Bookish Mess. I've never done a joint review before, so here goes nothing! DISCUSSION After we finished reading the book, we had a little discussion about it via Twitter:   Then we moved onto writing … Continue reading WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord {Joint Review}

5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers

Happy Fathers' Day! In honor of this important holiday, I thought I would share a list of 5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers from literature. These fathers aren't perfect; however, they provide a lot of food for thought when it comes to thinking about the role of a father in a family. There are so many examples of interesting … Continue reading 5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers

THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom." Ah, The Scarlet Letter. This is one of those classics that I was somehow never assigned to read in high school, which is why I'm just getting around to reading it now. I had a vague idea of what this story was about prior to reading … Continue reading THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Bookish Goals for Summer 2016

Even though my summer break from college technically began about a month ago, I'm just starting to feel like it's actually summer. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is starting to shine on a regular basis, and other students are finally having their last days of school for the year. I have a little … Continue reading Bookish Goals for Summer 2016

BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

“Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want the other.” How Blue feels about her friendships with the Raven Boys is similar to the way I feel about reading … Continue reading BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

A Letter to Daisy Buchanan

Dear Daisy, Hi. How are you? How has your day been so far? No, you don't know me, and I would venture to say that I don't know you quite as well as I'd like to think I do. I've read about your luxurious house and your arrogant, obnoxious husband and even your daughter. Despite … Continue reading A Letter to Daisy Buchanan

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Reread

Recently I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for the second time; as expected, a multitude of thoughts ensued. When I First Read I first read this classic American novel as assigned reading for my American Literature class when I was a junior in high school. As you can tell by my glowing review, I … Continue reading THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Reread