Why I Love Character Maps | Discussion

Today I'm here to discuss one of my recent favorite things: character maps. I discovered the greatness of character maps while trudging through all of my required reading for my year at Oxford this past summer. Although there may be many differences between Victorian literature and the works of William Faulkner, there is one important feature… Continue reading Why I Love Character Maps | Discussion

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: NOT JUST JANE by Shelley DeWees

It's Friday, folks! You know what that means: another installment of Feminist Fridays, in which I discuss books, media, and topics relating to feminism. Today I'm showcasing a book that I read about a year ago called Not Just Jane by Shelley DeWees. This book was actually sent to me for review, and I agreed to review… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: NOT JUST JANE by Shelley DeWees


QUIET by Susan Cain | Review

Quiet. It's a quality I have always felt, a characteristic I have always identified with. This isn't to say I'm not talkative or don't enjoy long conversations, because I do. But there is something remarkably rejuvenating about moments of quiet, pockets of time to simply think and feel and be. I say what I need to… Continue reading QUIET by Susan Cain | Review


20 Questions Book Tag

It's time for another tag! I've never done the 20 Questions Book Tag before, so this is an especially exciting one for me. Thanks so much to Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts for tagging me! 1. How many books are too many books in a book series?  I think it really depends on the series itself,… Continue reading 20 Questions Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2017

Happy Tuesday!! The end of 2017 is just around the corner (!!!), meaning it's time to reflect on what I've read thus far this year. Today's Top Ten Tuesday theme highlights the best books we've read in 2017, and fortunately I have plenty of fantastic texts to choose from. I've decided to limit my list… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2017

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Taylor Swift as a Problematic Poet

On my recent flight from England back to the States I spent hours finally listening to Taylor Swift's new album reputation. I've been a loyal Taylor Swift fan since my middle school days, mostly for nostalgic reasons; however, I've always had some mixed feelings about her music and the image she portrays of herself. Today I'd like… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Taylor Swift as a Problematic Poet


7 Reasons to Read AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner

William Faulkner is one of my favorite authors. Today, I'm here to persuade you to pick up one of my favorite Faulkner novels: As I Lay Dying. First published in 1930, As I Lay Dying tells the story of the Bundren family as they attempt to move a coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi. I've read this intense novel twice: once… Continue reading 7 Reasons to Read AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner


Sunshine Blogger Award | 4

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a lovely day! To brighten up this wintery mood I'm going to share the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Dani @ Perspective of a Writer for nominating me! Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. Answer the 11… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 4

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic set by the bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish highlights the ten bookish settings we'd love to visit. At times it has felt like I have been living in a fictional setting for the past few months (shout out to Oxford for being so magical!), so I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

Study Abroad

OXMAS | Holly Goes Abroad

The festive fun might just be beginning with the start of December, but Oxmas is actually already over.... But what is Oxmas, you ask? Oxmas is Oxford's version of celebrating Christmas much, much earlier than everyone else. The vast majority of students move out of their accommodations during the first few days of December (I'll… Continue reading OXMAS | Holly Goes Abroad