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Desert Island Discs Tag

Today I answer the age-old question: What would you bring if you were trapped on an island alone? This Desert Island Discs Tag was created by Zuky @ BookBum. Thanks so much to Marta @ The Book Mermaid for tagging me!! You are cast away onto a remote island: You can bring 5 albums, what… Continue reading Desert Island Discs Tag

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Books

FLIPPED by Wendelin Van Draanen | Review

People change. We’re all constantly changing whether we’re conscious of it or not, yet sometimes this fact is ignored in books. In fiction, it’s common for love interests to last forever and for desires to seem set in stone once they appear; however, nothing is permanent in Flipped. In this middle grade novel, Wendelin Van… Continue reading FLIPPED by Wendelin Van Draanen | Review

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

What could a classic novel that was initially serialized in the nineteenth century and a recent bestseller that became a successful movie on the big screen possibly have in common? A lot, actually. Though Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl were published over a century apart, they are nevertheless linked… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Non-human Characters

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic highlights characters that share specific qualities. This could be literally anything under the sun: gender, race, location, beliefs, names, magical powers, etc. In no particular order, here are ten great books with non-human characters:  What are your favorite books with non-human characters? What do you think of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Non-human Characters

Study Abroad, WWW Wednesdays

My First Week in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

Hello from across the pond! I can't believe I've already been here for almost a week-- it simultaneously feels like a month and just a single day. This past week has been spent settling into my room here, exploring Oxford, and learning the ropes of living in a new culture. From vocabulary and customs to… Continue reading My First Week in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

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Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

I've been in England for a few days now (eek!). What better way to celebrate with a quintessentially British series like Harry Potter? I was thrilled when I realized that I had been tagged in such a fun (and long!) tag about this beloved wizarding world. Thanks so much to Bridget @ Bridget & Books… Continue reading Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

Books

THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins | Review

Wilkie Collins is commonly known as a master of Victorian sensationalist fiction whose work has greatly influenced what we now know as detective and mystery genres of literature. The Woman in White was published as a full novel in 1860 after having been an extremely popular serialized publication from November 1859 to August 1860. Collins' clever… Continue reading THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins | Review

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: The Song of the Lark and Paper Towns

It seems fitting that books by two of my favorite authors—Willa Cather and John Green—would connect across different centuries. As mentioned in a past Top Ten Tuesday post about pairs of classic and contemporary novels, I’ve found many interesting parallels between Cather’s The Song of the Lark (1915) and Green’s Paper Towns (2008). Thea and… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Song of the Lark and Paper Towns

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Happy Tuesday!! As you read this post I'll be spending my first day abroad in England as I move into my room at Mansfield College in Oxford. (!!!!) Since today's TTT topic is about our fall TBR lists, I thought I would share the ten novels I was assigned to read for my English Literature 1830-1910… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Study Abroad

Tomorrow is Travel Day! | Holly Goes Abroad

The day I've been awaiting for months is finally around the corner: travel day. Tomorrow I hop on a plane and leave the United States for the first time (eek!). As I talked about in a past post, I'll be studying English literature at Mansfield College within Oxford University during this academic year. Even just writing… Continue reading Tomorrow is Travel Day! | Holly Goes Abroad