“THE STORY OF AN HOUR” by Kate Chopin | Review

Published in Vogue in 1894, Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" tells of Louise Mallard's entrance into and exit from sudden independence. After being told that her husband has passed away, Louise is overwhelmed by a rush of freedom that she has never felt before. Unfortunately, this liberty is wrested from her grasp when she discovers that her … Continue reading “THE STORY OF AN HOUR” by Kate Chopin | Review

How fast do I read? | Discussion

Usually when people realize how many books I read in an average week/month/year, their immediate response is to exclaim: "WOW. You must read really fast." This remark has always struck me as rather odd because I don't picture myself as a very fast reader; rather, I've always though that the reason I read so much is that … Continue reading How fast do I read? | Discussion

MILK AND HONEY by Rupi Kaur | Review

In the style of Rupi Kaur herself, I’ll do my best to make my review of Milk and Honey simple, short, and direct. Here are five reasons why this poetry collection is remarkable: PERSONAL, YET RELATABLE. It’s clear that many of these poems contain specific details from past relationships and personal experiences; however, she discusses … Continue reading MILK AND HONEY by Rupi Kaur | Review

Do we prioritize “shareable” reading? | Discussion

As you can probably tell from some of my previous discussion posts, I get a lot of my inspiration from Rosianna Halse Rojas, one of my favorite Youtubers. Early in March she posted a video called "The Currency of Sharing" in which she discusses our frequent desire to share everything we do online. Even more … Continue reading Do we prioritize “shareable” reading? | Discussion

St. Patrick’s Day {the bookish way}

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! I'm not Irish in the slightest, but I'm a firm believer that holidays are meant to be celebrated by anyone and everyone. When I was younger I always looked forward to going to school dressed in green from head to toe and seeing what the "leprechaun" would leave me in … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day {the bookish way}

THE GIRLS by Emma Cline | Review

According to my own diagnosis, The Girls by Emma Cline has suffered from a serious hype monster attack. Coupled with an eye-catching cover that immediately draws you in, the plethora of reviews praising this novel led me to believe that it would not disappoint. The lauding BLANKS on the back cover from BLANK, BLANK, and … Continue reading THE GIRLS by Emma Cline | Review

How Do You Prevent Blogging Burnout? | Discussion

A few months ago Rosianna Halse Rojas created a video called Knowing When To Stop in which she discusses the feeling of not knowing when to stop working and striving to be as productive as possible. As someone who has been thought of as an “overachiever” throughout her entire life, she explains how challenging it can … Continue reading How Do You Prevent Blogging Burnout? | Discussion

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh | Review

The brilliance of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's novel The Language of Flowers lies in its countless conflicting qualities: it is both heart-warming and heart-breaking, uplifting and sorrowful, fast-paced and meticulously developed, based on harsh reality and idealized fiction. Though clearly a best-case-scenario for a child raised in the foster care system, this novel nevertheless contains the unfortunate … Continue reading THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh | Review

The Dreaded Bookish Mind Blank | Discussion

I have a bookish dilemma, my friends. I think about books a lot. In any given moment, chances are that I've either thought about reading or will be thinking about reading within five or ten minutes. I'm a bookworm through and through. However, I've noticed that I often experience what I'm going to call "bookish mind … Continue reading The Dreaded Bookish Mind Blank | Discussion

THE SHINING by Stephen King | Review

I had never really been interested in reading Stephen King’s thriller The Shining-- that is, until I saw the movie adaptation and became fascinated by the twisted and suspenseful story. Eager to see what it would look like in writing, I immediately made it a goal of mine to read the novel as soon as … Continue reading THE SHINING by Stephen King | Review