Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I was thrilled that part of my postcolonial literature tutorial during my last term at Oxford was reading and writing about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Fifteen years after the publication of her debut novel Purple Hibiscus in 2003, Adichie continues to make headlines today. Not only is she known as a renowned Nigerian novelist, but she has also made… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Books

Penguin Modern Classics: “Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer” by Wendell Berry

Although I had seen photos of the Penguin Modern Classics all over bookstagram (have you seen them? They're gorgeous!), I first heard about Wendell Berry's "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer" specifically when Ariel Bissett recommended it in a video about social media. The two essays contained in this volume ("Why I Am Not… Continue reading Penguin Modern Classics: “Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer” by Wendell Berry

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: The Lost World and Jurassic Park

Today I bring you a very specie edition of A Classic Couple featuring two remarkable books: The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1912) and Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (1990). You may be wondering what a novel by the creator of Sherlock Holmes has to do with the book that inspired my favorite movie. The answer? The Lost… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Lost World and Jurassic Park

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Put On Hold

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (determined by That Artsy Reader Girl) is generally about series and whether or not we're going to finish them. If there's one bookish tidbit you need to know about me, it's that I'm usually awful at staying up to date with series (this also includes TV series...… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Put On Hold

Study Abroad

Touring the Emirates Stadium in London | Holly Goes Abroad

During Trinity term I was lucky enough to have my brother visit me in Oxford for an entire week. When I asked him what he wanted to do during our day in London, there was one item on his list: tour the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal F.C. I grew up watching my brother play… Continue reading Touring the Emirates Stadium in London | Holly Goes Abroad

Awards

Sunshine Blogger Award | 7

What better way to celebrate summertime than with the Sunshine Blogger Award? Usually I would post a book review on Thursdays, but I'm quite behind on scheduling posts in advance due to the chaos of moving back to the States. I was lucky enough to be nominated by the fab Andrea @ Andrea's Nirvana-- definitely… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 7

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: Orlando and Every Day

It's time for another Classic Couple! I love this feature so much but for some reason it tends to be the last thing on my mind when scheduling posts. In an effort to be more regular about it in the future, today I'd like to share an interesting and unexpected pair: Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando (1928) and… Continue reading A Classic Couple: Orlando and Every Day

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2018 TBR

Happy Tuesday!! More importantly: HAPPY SUMMER! I'm officially back from Oxford for the next eight weeks, which means it's time to share the books I'm most looking forward to reading this summer. This is a conglomeration of books that friends have recommended to me, that remind me of Oxford, and that I've been meaning to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2018 TBR

Study Abroad

HOME | Holly Goes Abroad

I genuinely can't believe that it's already time for me to write this post. It's a post I've been simultaneously dreading and looking forward to writing for months as I've oscillated between being homesick and never wanting to step foot outside of Oxford again. I'm home. Yesterday I made the teary-eyed flight from Heathrow Airport… Continue reading HOME | Holly Goes Abroad

Study Abroad

Summer in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

As you may have guessed from my lack of posts the past few days, Oxford has kept me plenty busy as the end of Trinity term fast approaches. With less than a week left in this wonderful city, my friends and I have been trying to squeak in as much last-minute Oxford things as possible… Continue reading Summer in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad