Top Ten Tuesday: General Excitement

Happy Tuesday!! The lovely bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish have decided that this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme involves our most anticipated upcoming 2017 releases. However, as I sat down to make my list I realized that I don't actually know any books being released soon. It's not that books aren't being released in the next …

Why I’m No Longer Rating Books | Discussion

A book blogger who doesn't rate books? *gasp!* What is this madness? Allow me to explain. Lately rating books has felt more and more difficult. I've always used the usual 5-star (or smiley, in my case) system, with 1 being horrible and 5 being fantastic. In the past, this has generally been a reflection of …

Sunshine Blogger Award | 2

Happy Friday!! I hope you're all having a fantastic day. Today I'm going to veer off from my usual bookish path to answer some fun questions for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Loraine @ Wholesome Valour for nominating me!! If you were to pick a cooking spice to describe your personality, what …

DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather | Review

Over a full year after reading (and loving) My Ántonia, I have finally picked up another book by Willa Cather. Set in 1851 primarily in New Mexico, Death Comes for the Archbishop is a story of religion, a clash of cultures, the deceiving concept of the American identity, and living in the present by embracing the past. When Father …

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2017 TBR

Happy Tuesday!! June is almost here, meaning that summer is right around the corner! (In my mind it's been summer for a few weeks now because my semester ended a while ago, but I guess if we're talking seasons then we still have a bit to go...) Anyways, today's Top Ten Tuesday theme from The …

My Personal Canon | 2017

Recently Jillian @ To Begin with I Read Jane Eyre created a post about her own personal literary canon and requested that I do the same. The goal is to compose a list of books that have greatly influenced your life, that you consider to be your favorite books, etc. I think this is a really …

I Dare You | Book Tag

Happy Friday!! I hope you've all had a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend. Today I'm here with an exciting tag I've never come across before: the I Dare You Book Tag. Thanks so much to Emily @ Mixed Margins for tagging me! Which book has been on your shelf …

THE IDIOT by Fyodor Dostoevsky | Review

I first picked up Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot in my local Barnes & Noble for the simple, superficial reason that I loved the cover design. Yet what drew me to read the a few pages and then ultimately purchase it that day was the intriguing premise promised by the back cover blurb: an innocent prince caught in …

Top Ten Tuesday: My Mom’s Favorite Books

Happy Tuesday!! In the spirit of the Mother's Day season, this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is all about MOMS. Mothers are the real MVPs-- I, for one, don't know how I would have made it to this point in my life without mine. In honor of Mother's Day I decided to have a little …

5 Reasons Why Molly Weasley is the Ultimate Mom

Happy Mother's Day!! When I thought about making a Mother's Day post about fictional moms, one woman immediately popped into my head: Molly Weasley. Every year this red-headed witch tops countless lists of fictional mothers... but why? In an attempt to answer this age-old question, here are 5 reasons why Mrs. Weasley is the ultimate …