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 … Continue reading Is there a RIGHT time to read a book? | Discussion

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 … Continue reading LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott | Review

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 … Continue reading Do You Think About Linguistics When You Read? | Discussion

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 … Continue reading HOW TO BE A WOMAN by Caitlin Moran | Review

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-- … Continue reading More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy | Review

To be honest, my initial expectations weren't very high for Thomas Hardy's classic novel Far from the Madding Crowd. All I knew about it before opening the first page was that it's often hailed as an "epic" love story. My track record with love stories has been hit or miss at best (anyone else feel lukewarm about Romeo … Continue reading FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy | Review

JANUARY 2017 | Wrap-Up

Welcome to my first monthly wrap-up of 2017! Take a gander at what I've been up to so far this year! In January I read a total of 5 books: How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Girls by Emma Cline The Shining by Stephen King Milk and Honey by Rupi … Continue reading JANUARY 2017 | Wrap-Up