Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own has been on my to-read list before I even really knew what it was about. Published in 1929, this book is an extended essay based on a lecture series Virginia Woolf delivered at Cambridge University in October 1928. Today it is well known for being an important feminist text in women's… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN by Virginia Woolf

Books

LIT UP by David Denby | Review

As I scrolled through the audio books available for me to download on Overdrive before my long flight to England, one title (and subtitle) caught my attention: Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives. by David Denby. How could I resist? David Denby, an American journalist and film critic for The New… Continue reading LIT UP by David Denby | Review

Awards

Sunshine Blogger Award | 6

Hello, hello! It's time for yet another award (this seems to be a recurring Wednesday theme recently...). Thanks so much to Emma @ Emma Reads for nominating me!! Emma is one of the sweetest bookworms ever so definitely check out her blog! 1. Kiss, marry, kill: The main characters of the last three fiction books… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 6

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Australian Reads

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share books set in another country; however, I've decided to mix it up a bit (when don't I?). Instead, I'll be sharing ten books that either take place in Australia or are written by Australian writers. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta sparked… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Australian Reads

Study Abroad

Carfax Tower | Holly Goes Abroad

I've been fortunate enough to have quite a few friends and family members visit me in Oxford throughout my year abroad here, meaning that I've developed a bit of a "tour" of Oxford that I like to take them on. One of my favorite stops on this mini tour is Carfax Tower, which my dad… Continue reading Carfax Tower | Holly Goes Abroad

Books

THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr | Review

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning graduate teaching prizes… Continue reading THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr | Review

Awards

Blogger Recognition Award | 3

It's always a delight to wake up and learn that someone has nominated you for an award, especially one as fun as the Blogger Recognition Award. Thanks so much to the lovely Lili @ Lili's Blissful Pages for nominating me!! Definitely check out her blog ❤ Generate a post about the award. Thank the blogger who… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award | 3

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2018 TBR

Happy Tuesday!! It's that time of year again: bring out the spring 2018 TBR lists! Every season I set a TBR list and then completely forget about it by the time I have to create another one for the next season... when will this vicious cycle end? (Not anytime soon!) Since I now have my… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2018 TBR

Study Abroad

Student Accommodations | Holly Goes Abroad

Spring break is officially here! Since I'll be staying in Oxford for the next six weeks in between traveling, I thought I would talk a little bit about where I live and how the experience has been thus far. The majority of students at Mansfield College live on campus, but the visiting students and a… Continue reading Student Accommodations | Holly Goes Abroad

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Feminist Writing Tutorial

Now that Hilary term at Oxford has officially come and gone, I'm going to share my thoughts on the Feminist Writing tutorial I recently completed. This tutorial (basically what they call classes at Oxford) was an English course, but it also blended some feminist theory into the mix as well. It was nice to have… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Feminist Writing Tutorial