Awards

Mystery Blogger Award | 3

Start warming up your super-sleuth abilities because it's time for another Mystery Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Erin @ Her Big Mouth Book Blog for nominating me!! Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well Tell your readers 3 things about… Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award | 3

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Reread Forever

Happy Tuesday!! I am so excited about this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic because it features one of my absolute favorite parts about being a bookworm: rereading. I adore rereading my favorite books over and over and over again for countless reasons: the comforting familiarity, the brilliant writing, the characters that feel like old friends you haven't spoken to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Reread Forever

Study Abroad

My Year Abroad Is.. HALF OVER?! | Holly Goes Abroad

Yes, you read that title correctly: I'm officially halfway through my year abroad!! *screams internally* How can this be so? Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday that I was walking through Oxford for the first time, lugging my suitcase behind me and wondering how I would ever learn my way around… Continue reading My Year Abroad Is.. HALF OVER?! | Holly Goes Abroad

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Have celebrities corrupted the feminist movement?

Earlier this term I attended a debate at the Oxford Union discussing the following motion: "This House Believes Celebrity Icons Have Corrupted Feminist Movements" Celebrities, such as Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, have defined a new brand of popular feminism in the eyes of millions, but does this strand of feminism distract from the everyday challenges… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Have celebrities corrupted the feminist movement?

Books

THE QUARTET by Joseph J. Ellis | Review

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 is a comprehensive, cohesive, carefully crafted analysis of the transition from distinctly powerful states in America under the Articles of Confederation to a nation of united states under the newly ratified Constitution. By focusing on the brilliant men who made this shift possible-- George Washington, John Jay, Alexander… Continue reading THE QUARTET by Joseph J. Ellis | Review

Tags

Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

Although I mostly read classics now (largely due to all of my course work) the genre that first got me hooked on reading was definitely fantasy. You can imagine how excited I was to see that I was recently tagged to do the Fantasy Tropes Book Tag. Thanks so much to Kelly @ Just Another… Continue reading Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Bye Bye, Books!

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a rather sad one: it asks us to share ten books we're not interested in reading anymore. I'm notorious for abandoning TBRs in order to read whatever I'm in the mood for in that particular moment, so there are MANY books that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bye Bye, Books!

Study Abroad

Extracurricular Activities | Holly Goes Abroad

Back in the States, there's one aspect of high school and college that people seem to prize most of all: extracurricular activities. Be it sports, honor societies, clubs, performance groups, or community service, American academic institutions send a very clear message that they expect you to be busy at all times. Is this a uniquely American view,… Continue reading Extracurricular Activities | Holly Goes Abroad

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: I wrote an entire essay about hair?

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly: I recently filled an entire eight pages with an essay about hair. Since it has a decidedly feminist perspective, I thought I would discuss it with you all in this week's installment of Feminist Fridays. For my English Literature 1910-Present tutorial I was asked to read Not So Quiet... by… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: I wrote an entire essay about hair?

Books

CHILDREN OF THE MIND by Orson Scott Card | Review

Children of the Mind is the fourth and final novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quartet. This series begins with the well-known Ender's Game, which tells the story of a young boy recruited and trained to be part of the International Fleet seeking to destroy the alien "buggers" that are a threat to Earth. The series was originally… Continue reading CHILDREN OF THE MIND by Orson Scott Card | Review