Top Ten Tuesday: Scary Bookish Dilemmas

Happy Tuesday!! Tis the season for all things spooky, frightful, strange... and bookish! Today is the day that ghouls, ghosts, and thrill-seeking bookworms alike have been waiting for all year: HALLOWEEN. Since this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is a Halloween freebie, I've decided to share with you all ten scary bookish dilemmas that you …

British vs. American English | Holly Goes Abroad

When I first told my friends and family that I wanted to spend a year abroad in England, many of them tried to reassure me by saying, "Well, at least they don't speak a different language!" Little did they know that sometimes it feels as though it actually is a different language. There is a surprising number …

Liebster Award | 7

Hello, everyone! I hope you're all having a lovely day! Today I'm here to share another Liebster Award. Thanks so much to Julianna @ Blots of Ink and Words for nominating me!! These kinds of awards are always fun because you never know what questions you might be asked to answer. Thank the person(s) who …

DRACULA by Bram Stoker | Review

Sometimes I reread books and love them even more the second time around. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not one of those books. When I read it for the first time a few years ago I enjoyed it, though it wasn’t something I ever thought I would willingly read again. (And I was right: I read …

A Classic Couple: The Turn of the Screw and We Were Liars

In a past Top Ten Tuesday post I shared pairs of classic and contemporary novels that I saw parallels between. One of the spookiest pairs is Henry James' The Turn of the Screw (1898) and E. Lockhart's We Were Liars (2014). These books are take place in very different time periods, settings, and under unusual circumstances; however, there are …

Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Book Titles

Happy Tuesday!! This week for Top Ten Tuesday I'll be sharing ten unique book titles of books that I've read. I really enjoyed making this list because it forced me to think about the books I've read a little more objectively in terms of merely what they're labelled. It's surprisingly how many book titles we …

University Parks | Holly Goes Abroad

Recently my friends and I have discovered a hidden gem in Oxford: University Parks. This expanse of green grass, woodsy alcoves, and a meandering river is the perfect place for a study break in the midst of reading literary criticism and writing essays. The weather here has actually been surprisingly nice thus far, so we've …

Awesome Blogger Award

I hope you're all having a lovely day! Today I'm here with the Awesome Blogger Award, which is described as: This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives …

WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë | Review

I’ll admit that when I first read Wuthering Heights a few years ago I wasn’t very impressed. The characters were ridiculously melodramatic, the names were confusing, and there seemed to be no point to this dark, tumultuous novel. However, recently reading it again for one of my courses has made me question my initial impressions. …

A Classic Couple: Jane Eyre and Jellicoe Road

A while ago I made a post sharing some classic and contemporary pairs and since then I've been explaining each pair week by week. Today I'll be delving deeper into one of my favorite classic couples: Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Melina Marchetta's Jellicoe Road. As you likely already know by now from the countless times I've mentioned them on …