Books, Poetry

THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS by Rupi Kaur | Review

Recently I read this Guardian article by Priya Khaira-Hanks that speaks about the controversy surrounding Rupi Kaur as an "instapoet" who has supposedly lowered the bar when it comes to the quality of publishable poetry. Kaur's poetic style is often parodied with the intended implication being that anyone could write such simple, mundane lines. Despite… Continue reading THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS by Rupi Kaur | Review

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2017 TBR

Happy Tuesday!! I think it's now safe to say that winter is pretty much here, meaning that it's time to start thinking about winter TBR lists. I'm awful at sticking to TBRs-- especially since I have so much to read for course work already-- but I would really love to read at least a few of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2017 TBR

Study Abroad

Thanksgiving in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

This past Thursday was my second favorite holiday (after Christmas, of course): Thanksgiving!! Every year since I can remember all of my family members have come over to my house for Thanksgiving dinner. Sitting crammed around our too-small dining room table is one of the few times each year when we're all gathered together in… Continue reading Thanksgiving in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Christina Rossetti

Welcome to a new feature I'm trying out called Feminist Fridays, a weekly(wish) celebration of feminist texts, writers, and ideas. Studying English literature has made me realize how easy it is to get caught up in the male-dominated Western canon and completely miss the amazing work done by brilliant women over the years. Today I'll… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Christina Rossetti

Books

ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner | Review

William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! is genuinely one of the most challenging books I have ever read. My character map quickly became my best friend as I struggled to piece together what happens to the Sutpen family over several decades of scandal, marriage, and death. This book has been on my TBR list for years, though I've… Continue reading ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Happy Tuesday!! It's one of my favorite times of the year: THANKSGIVING! Even though I won't be in the States for Thanksgiving this year (shout out to my college at Oxford for having a dinner for the American students!) it's still fun to get into the festive spirit. Today I'll be sharing ten books that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Study Abroad

Brighton, England | Holly Goes Abroad

Recently my friends and I decided to break the cycle of reading and writing essays for the first time since coming here by taking a trip to the beautiful seaside town of Brighton. I haven't spent much time outside of Oxford yet this term because we've had so much school work, but I figured it… Continue reading Brighton, England | Holly Goes Abroad

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Location Book Tag

I hope you've all had a lovely week! Today I'm here with the Location Book Tag from ages ago (I was tagged in the summer, I think). Thanks so much to Charlotte Annelise for tagging me!! 1. You’re sat in a coffee shop trying to read when a group of excited six year olds come in… Continue reading Location Book Tag

Books

STILETTO by Daniel O’Malley | Review

It's happening, people! After months and months of saying I would reading Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley I have finally done it! *pats own shoulder with pride* As the sequel to The Rook, this second installment in the Checquy Files continues the story of Myfanwy Thomas from a different perspective with new characters, problems, and wrinkles. Stiletto is brimming with supernatural mishaps,… Continue reading STILETTO by Daniel O’Malley | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Kiddos to Read

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is simultaneously a throwback and a look at the future. Today I'll be sharing ten books I hope kiddos continue to read decades from now. Reading played a huge role in shaping me as a child into the person I am now and I am so grateful to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Kiddos to Read