Top Ten Tuesday: Pictures Worth Ten Thousand Words

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is one that I don't talk about often on this blog: pictures and visuals in books. Though I haven't read very many graphic novels or comic books, I have come across some memorable illustrations and creative uses of images in many of the books I've read. Here …

Classics Club Challenge | Update 1

Over a year ago in September 2015 I posted this introduction to the Classics Club Reading Challenge. The official specifics of this challenge can be found 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 a classic on your list you have to …

The Mystery Blogger Award | 2

Does this award sound oddly familiar? That's because I've been nominated for it once before! Thanks so much to Marta @ The Book Mermaid for nominating me! 1.Put the award logo/image on your blog 2.List the rules. 3.Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. 4.Mention the creator of the award and provide …

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley | Review

Some stories seem to extend beyond the confines of their original forms. Whether it be from popular adaptations or its reputation over time, certain novels have been distorted in the eyes of those who have yet to read them. Put simply, this is a clash between expectations and reality, between what the reader perceives the …

Top Ten Tuesday: BOOK HAUL

Happy Tuesday!! Since this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, I thought I would share a quick list of some of the books I've acquired recently. That's right: A BOOK HAUL! I've been meaning to make one of these posts for about a month now, but there's no better time like the present. …

Does Format Impact Interpretation? | Discussion

While reading a of James Gleick’s The Information last semester for a course, one part struck me particularly hard. In discussing the transition from mailing letters and utilizing various messengers to the rise of the telegraph, Gleick points out that “a message had seemed to be a physical object. That was always an illusion; now people …

The Captain America Book Tag

A while ago I saw the Captain America Book Tag on Bookmark Lit and even though I wasn't specifically tagged I knew I would have to do it eventually. Captain America is by far my favorite Marvel Avenger and the fact that this tag blends this amazing hero with books makes me want to give …

WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED by Gail Collins | Review

When Everything Changed is an incredibly comprehensive account of how the role of women in society has changed throughout recent American history. Though I expected this book to have a certain level of detail in its research, I did not expect it to discuss this topic from such a wide variety of perspectives. Here the …

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gem Books

Happy Tuesday! I'm really excited about this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme because we're sharing our Top Ten Hidden Gem Books-- who isn't excited to talk about fantastic books that deserve more praise? There are so many amazing books out there that deserve a larger audience and that aren't talked about or read often enough. Narrowing …

On Separating Women from their Work | Discussion

Today I'm here to talk about a thought-provoking topic that I've been pondering a lot in recent weeks: the correlation between women and their literary work. Should the success of a women's work be tied to her personal reputation in society? From an even broader angle, should the personal reputations of authors in general impact how …