THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman | Review

A few months ago I watched the movie The Princess Bride for the first time and I instantly knew that I would have to read William Goldman’s book of the same title. Rumor had it that there were significant differences between the two, and I wanted to know the truth behind the classic book vs. … Continue reading THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman | Review

Hey Hemingway, What’s With the Bulls? | THE SUN ALSO RISES

While rereading Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises for a literature class last semester, I kept coming back to a puzzling question: What is so important about bulls? Bullfighting seems to be the focal point of the characters' time in Pamplona, Spain, which makes sense considering the culture and setting of the time. The unusual part is the … Continue reading Hey Hemingway, What’s With the Bulls? | THE SUN ALSO RISES

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde | Review

After reading Oscar Wilde's dark classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, I certainly wasn't expecting this little play to be so charming and lighthearted. The Importance of Being Earnest is a true treat to read, for more reason than one. Wilde surprised me with his witty, hilarious sense of humor. I laughed out loud several times while reading … Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde | Review

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne| Review

This review is a difficult one to write. From the day I first learned about this eighth installment in the Harry Potter series I've had very conflicted feelings about reading it. Prior to its release day I had convinced myself that reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be a mistake, that the risk of being … Continue reading HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne| Review

9 Literary Classics You Can Read Online for Free | GUEST POST by Caroline

If you've been following along with my blog for a while, then you're likely aware of my love for classic literature. Some people dread reading these works that are usually studied in a classroom setting, but I just can't get enough of them. Today, Caroline @ Culture Coverage is here to talk about a topic … Continue reading 9 Literary Classics You Can Read Online for Free | GUEST POST by Caroline

GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell | Review

Before reading Gone with the Wind I had imagined that it would be a tragic tale of star-crossed romance set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War. In all honestly, I wondered how the such a story could possibly go one for over a staggering one thousand pages. Boy, do I stand corrected. In … Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell | Review

So Long, Summer! | Book Haul

It's that time of year again, when students trade in their sunglasses and flip-flops for notebooks and backpacks. While the majority of my book budget has been devoted to purchasing textbooks recently, I have managed to acquire some other lovely books in the month of August. Emma by Jane Austen I picked this book up on … Continue reading So Long, Summer! | Book Haul

AUGUST 2016 | Wrap-Up

I've always considered August to be one of my favorite months. Not only does it bring a new school year and a promise of the coming autumn, but it also allows you to enjoy the last few weeks of summer without baking in July's toasty heat. This August was no exception, from both a reading … Continue reading AUGUST 2016 | Wrap-Up