Sophomore Status Achieved | College

It's official: I'm now a sophomore in college! As you read this, I am moving into my new dorm room and bracing myself for my first semester of sophomore year to begin. Currently I'm an English major (and potential Hispanic Studies double major) at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.  The thought of starting a new … Continue reading Sophomore Status Achieved | College

How Did I Do? | Bookish Goals for Summer 2016

  It's that bittersweet time of August once again: the end of summer. This weekend I move into my college dorm room to begin my sophomore year at Wheaton College (MA), and I couldn't be more excited. However, that also means that I have to say goodbye to an incredible summer filled with friends, family, … Continue reading How Did I Do? | Bookish Goals for Summer 2016

HOLES by Louis Sachar

Apparently I missed the stop for the Holes train when I was younger, because it feels as though everyone else has read this book except for me. After countless people recommended it to me (both through blogging and in my everyday life), I finally decided to listen to the audio book version this summer. While the many positive … Continue reading HOLES by Louis Sachar

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 5}

The time has finally come: I have finished reading Gone with the Wind!! Today I share my thoughts on the fifth and final installment in this classic American novel. Feel free to catch up with any of my previous posts in this series by clicking here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. It's been … Continue reading Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 5}

THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway | Reread

Recently I read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway for the second time; predictably, my love-hate relationship with this classic American writer continues. When I First Read I first read this classic American novel in April 2015, almost exactly one year before I reread it again in April 2016. I had read Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms for … Continue reading THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway | Reread

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 4}

 Welcome back to my journey through Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind! As per usual, I'll be sharing my thoughts, favorite quotes, and general impressions of this part of the novel. If you've just stumbled upon this installments, feel free to read my previous three posts about the first three sections of this hefty tome by clicking … Continue reading Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 4}

8 Reasons Why You Should Read THE BFG by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's The BFG was one of my absolute favorite books when I was younger. My fourth and fifth grade teacher read it aloud to us both years and I was enchanted by the heartwarming, magical story. I desperately wished that a Big Friendly Giant would scoop me up in the middle of the night-- as long … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Read THE BFG by Roald Dahl

On Writing and Inspiration | GUEST POST by Nadette Rae Rodgers

Happy Sunday! I have something very exciting to share: a guest post written by the lovely Nadette Rae Rodgers. This eighteen-year-old author recently self-published her debut novel Illusion, the first installment in a trilogy, which I reviewed earlier this week (and loved!). Today she will discuss writing and inspiration, two topics that brilliantly go hand in hand. … Continue reading On Writing and Inspiration | GUEST POST by Nadette Rae Rodgers

ILLUSION by Nadette Rae Rodgers {RECEIVED FOR REVIEW}

I was recently lucky enough to receive a copy of Illusion in exchange for an honest review.  "Everybody dreams, everyone has nightmares...but no one dreams quite like Addison Smith. Addison has always had unusual dreams. However, the crazy factor has risen to a whole new level. Still, she doesn't realize just how unique she is. But one … Continue reading ILLUSION by Nadette Rae Rodgers {RECEIVED FOR REVIEW}

JULY 2016 | Wrap-Up

Oh, July. I always have mixed feelings about the seventh month (in fact, you can read all about them here). June is filled with the excitement of a new summer and August is brimming with the anticipation of a new school year, but July-- it's just kind of there. But this year I had such a busy … Continue reading JULY 2016 | Wrap-Up