GOODBYE, COLUMBUS AND FIVE SHORT STORIES by Philip Roth | Review

I'm currently in the middle of senior seminar all about Philip Roth. That's right: I'll be reading a dozen books by Philip Roth over the course of the next semester. In an effort to gather my thoughts on these similar yet disparate texts, I'll be reviewing them throughout the upcoming months. How far will I … Continue reading GOODBYE, COLUMBUS AND FIVE SHORT STORIES by Philip Roth | Review

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books by some of our favorite authors that we haven't read (yet). Because I've had very little time to read lately and much of my reading is dictated by class reading lists, this particular list of mine could … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Hobbit Day! What is this day, you ask? September 22nd is the fictional birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the hobbit protagonists of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively. The holiday was first established in 1978 by the American Tolkien Society. If you've followed this blog for a fair amount of time, you're … Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day!

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE by Laura Esquivel | Review

"The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, "Like Water For Chocolate" is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De … Continue reading LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE by Laura Esquivel | Review

A Classic Couple: The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

When I realized recently that I have never made a Classic Couple pairing of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999), I vowed to remedy that situation immediately. This classic/contemporary duo always reminds me of the start of the school year, which makes this the … Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems of Classic Literature

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share hidden gems--in other words, books that we believe aren't discussed or read often enough. As per usual, I'm going to focus on classics that I believe deserve to be read more, discussed more, and highlighted more, both … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems of Classic Literature

On Writing: Interview with Nadette Rae Rodgers

Today I bring you a very special interview with Nadette Rae Rodgers, author of the Illusion Trilogy. With the release of the final book in this trilogy just around the corner, Nadette has been kind enough to answer some of my questions about her writing process and experience writing these novels. Do you remember where … Continue reading On Writing: Interview with Nadette Rae Rodgers

Top Ten Tuesday: Podcasts Worth Listening To

Happy Tuesday!! Technically this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is supposed to be about binge-worthy TV shows and movies; however, this summer I watched a grand total of one movie and zero TV shows, which helps demonstrate how little I watch TV. Instead, I thought I would focus this list on binge-worthy podcasts. Lately I've been getting into listening to podcasts … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Podcasts Worth Listening To

AUGUST 2018 | Wrap-Up

What a month August was! I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like August is a month of transition. Perhaps this feeling has been instilled in me from decades of back-to-school prep, but it nevertheless rings true every year. Here's what I've been up to this past month: In August I read a … Continue reading AUGUST 2018 | Wrap-Up