Looking Back at 2016

What a year 2016 has been. I officially declared my English major and became my advisor's research assistant. I completed my freshman year of college and embarked on my sophomore year. I spent a rainy day in New York City with friends and stood outside of The Room Where It Happens. I said goodbye to … Continue reading Looking Back at 2016

2016: How Did I Do?

Today I'm taking a look back on the 2016 resolutions I made last January to see what progress I made on these goals. I honestly haven't looked at these resolutions since I first made them, so this will be as much of a surprise for you as it will be for me! 1. Read at … Continue reading 2016: How Did I Do?

Why Commenting is Important | Winter 2017 Comment Challenge

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating in the Winter 2017 Comment Challenge hosted by FLYLēF and A Kernel of Nonsense. I've participating in a few of their comment challenges in the past and I love how it fosters a strong sense of community between bloggers. I don't know who my partner will be yet, but I can't … Continue reading Why Commenting is Important | Winter 2017 Comment Challenge

Why It’s Okay to NOT Make Time For Reading | Discussion

Like many readers, I have struggled to find time to read when life gets really busy. It's easy for reading time to get shoved aside by school, work, and other commitments that have a higher priority on our to-do lists. Countless blog posts and Booktube videos have given readers tips for increasing the amount of … Continue reading Why It’s Okay to NOT Make Time For Reading | Discussion

#CramAThon 2016 TBR

Hello, hello! Today I come to you with an exciting announcement: I'm participating in the CramAThon 2016! What is the CramAThon, you ask? It's a week-long readathon from December 16th (TODAY!) to December 23rd run by Aprilius Maximus and Whitty Novels. The goal is to try to cram in as many books as you can … Continue reading #CramAThon 2016 TBR

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (Vol. 1-3) by Ryan North & Erica Henderson | Review

I have an announcement to make, friends. I am officially a comic book reader. I had never even opened a comic book before recently. I suppose I gave into the stigma surrounding them, that they're not real books and that I wouldn't enjoy them as much as I do novels. Well, color me corrected. The Unbeatable Squirrel … Continue reading THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (Vol. 1-3) by Ryan North & Erica Henderson | Review

8 Reasons Why You Should Read THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster

Written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer, The Phantom Tollbooth is often regarded as a classic work of children's fiction. I never read this book as a child, so when my friend (and roommate!) recommended it to me I had no idea what she was talking about. A phantom tollbooth who takes a boy on … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Read THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster

My Ideal Book Conference Panel | Discussion

Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic day! Recently I was contacted by Eventbrite, the largest self-service ticketing platform in the world, to write a post as part of their effort to promote local event-planning. Eventbrite works with people to find and plan successful, fun, and exciting events in their areas. If you would … Continue reading My Ideal Book Conference Panel | Discussion

A Bookworm’s First Comic Con Experience

Going to a Comic Con has been a sort of bucket list goal for me since I first learned that they even exist. I've always been attracted to the idea of a bunch of people getting together who are all passionate and enthusiastic about fandoms and nerdiness in general. Besides, who doesn't have a not-so-secret … Continue reading A Bookworm’s First Comic Con Experience

NOVEMBER 2016 | Wrap-Up

One of my favorite months has come to a close, only to see the beginning of my favorite time of the year: the holiday season! But before we break out the Christmas lights and put up the tree (oops! Too late...) it's time for my November 2016 Monthly Wrap-Up. Here's what I've been up to … Continue reading NOVEMBER 2016 | Wrap-Up