Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons NerdCon Was AMAZING

Happy Tuesday!! Since the ladies over at the Broke and the Bookish blog are taking a short hiatus from Top Ten Tuesday, I've decided to do a few freebie posts until they begin again. Today I'm here to talk about an exciting recent experience of mine: I went to NerdCon in Boston, MA!!! (If you want to …

Is there a RIGHT time to read a book? | Discussion

Have you ever started reading a book you're really excited about, only to find after a few pages that it's just not really... clicking with you? I think that the time in your life when you read a book can definitely impact your opinion of the work. For example, I primarily read Young Adult books …

Sims Book Tag

Hello, hello! Today I'm here to do the Sims Book Tag, despite the fact that I think I've only played Sims about once before. The prompts for this tag are just so fun that I couldn't resist participating anyways. Thanks so much to Michelle @ Book Adventures for tagging me! This tag was created by …

LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott | Review

The enduring popularity and praise of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women has intrigued me for some time. I couldn't help but wonder what made this classic American novel stand out among its neighbors, particularly since it initially seemed to be a simple story about four sisters living during the Civil War. What is it about …

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Exceeded My Expectations

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm here to share an incredibly positive bookish list with you all that will hopefully brighten your day with some recommendations. Usually I try to begin reading a book with an open mind, but it's inevitable that there will be some initial expectations floating around. Fortunately, I've read countless books that I've …

Do You Think About Linguistics When You Read? | Discussion

This past semester I took my first ever linguistics class in college and it opened my eyes to this exciting and interesting field of study. Previously I had always made the distinction between linguistics and the study of literature, mostly because I had never explored linguistics in a classroom setting before. However, there is actually …

The Totally Should’ve Book Tag

Hello, hello! I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Today I come to you with the fun little Totally Should've Book Tag. Thanks so much to Azia @ The Uncharted World for tagging me! Totally Should've Gotten A Sequel Does anyone else ever wonder what happened to Jonah and Vivi years after When We Collided by Emery Lord …

HOW TO BE A WOMAN by Caitlin Moran | Review

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran had been floating around in my peripheral vision for some time before a noteworthy recommendation from Ariel Bissett put it fully on my reading radar. Because I trust Ariel's opinions and have never been led astray by her recommendations in the past, I decided to download the …

Top Ten Tuesday: The Traveling Romantic

Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you're all having a lovely day regardless of how you feel about this rather polarizing holiday. In keeping with a romantic theme, today's Top Ten Tuesday list revolves around beloved or dreaded romantic tropes. I've decided to stay in a positive direction and share ten fun, lighthearted romance novels that …

More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion

It often seems as though the romance genre has gotten a bad reputation as being merely "fluff" and lacking substance. Many romance novels are considered pure entertainment reading only; in other words, there is nothing between the book's covers that could possibly educate, enlighten, or challenge the reader in any way. Don't get me wrong-- …