Monthly Wrap-Up

APRIL 2017 | Wrap-Up

April is one of those months where you never really know quite what to expect. This is especially true in New England, when the weather can be freezing and rainy one day and gloriously sunny the next. Though we definitely had our share of ups and downs weather-wise this month, life has been steadily looking… Continue reading APRIL 2017 | Wrap-Up

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The Reader Confession Tag

Hello, hello! Today I'll be answering some interesting bookish questions in the Reader Confession Tag. I think the concept of "reader confessions" is really interesting because certain topics tend to be thought of as "taboo" or "controversial" even though many of us actually agree with each other. Hopefully these answers help shed some light on our… Continue reading The Reader Confession Tag

Books, Classics Club Challenge

A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster | Review

“My father says that there is only one perfect view — the view of the sky straight over our heads, and that all these views on earth are but bungled copies of it.” I decided to read E.M. Forster's novel A Room with a View with no knowledge whatsoever of the story's plot or context besides… Continue reading A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I (Probably) Won’t Read a Book

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is the exact opposite of last week's topic, bringing us full circle with what we look for in books we're thinking of reading. I'm pretty open-minded about what I read and will generally give just about anything a chance; however, there are nevertheless a few factors that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I (Probably) Won’t Read a Book

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Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Ah, the movie that everyone has been talking about for what feels like ages. I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant to watch the new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast; however, I'm happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, there were some parts that I definitely could… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Books, College, Short Stories

BAYOU FOLK by Kate Chopin | Review

First published in 1894, Bayou Folk is Kate Chopin's first collection of short stories bundled together in one volume. After reading this collection for one of my classes, I decided to do a bit more research about its initial critical reception. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a review published in the April 1894 edition of the Atlantic Monthly that succinctly and… Continue reading BAYOU FOLK by Kate Chopin | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I’ll Read a Book ASAP

Happy Tuesday!! This week for Top Ten Tuesday I'll be sharing the Top Ten Reasons I'll Read a Book ASAP. In other words, these are some aspects of books that I look for when deciding what to read next. There are so many that I could list, but these are the first ones that come to mind. 1.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I’ll Read a Book ASAP

Discussion, Poetry

How Shakespeare Redefined Beauty (Sort Of) | Discussion

This semester I'm taking a Renaissance Poetry class, which can basically be summed up in two words: Shakespeare's sonnets. We've read much more than solely sonnets by Shakespeare, of course; however, he had such a remarkable influence on this poetic form that many of our class discussions of other poems ultimately circle back to the… Continue reading How Shakespeare Redefined Beauty (Sort Of) | Discussion

Books

AS YOU WISH by Cary Elwes | Review

As you could probably tell from my review of William Goldman's The Princess Bride, I'm a huge fan of both the novel and movie adaptation. Eager for more of this fantastic story, I recently turned to Cary Elwes' book As You Wish in order to satisfy my fantasy-adventure-romance-comedy cravings. (I really don't know how else to describe the story of The… Continue reading AS YOU WISH by Cary Elwes | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Books

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday theme is certainly an interesting one: I'll be sharing the top ten unique books that I've read. I didn't really have any criteria in my mind while making this list; rather, I chose the first ten books that popped into my head as being remarkably different for one reason or… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Books