KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard | Review

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are … Continue reading KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard | Review

Top Ten Tuesday: New to My TBR List

Happy Tuesday!! This week's topic asks us to share books that we've recently added to our TBR lists. Lately I've been trying to listen to more audio books, which has introduced me to a whole new gackle of texts. Here are a few that I'm really looking forward to reading: What books have you recently … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New to My TBR List

Why I Love Harry Potter and the Sacred Text | Podcast

Today I would like to highlight one of my new favorite podcasts: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. I first learned about this podcast when two its creators spoke at the Yule Ball (a wizard-rock concert put on by Harry and the Potters--yes, it was amazing). As soon as I realized what the premise of this … Continue reading Why I Love Harry Potter and the Sacred Text | Podcast

FIRST FAMILY by Joseph J. Ellis | Review

"The Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency "brings America's preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic's tenuous early years. John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both … Continue reading FIRST FAMILY by Joseph J. Ellis | Review

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2018 (But Didn’t) | Bookstagram Edition!

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we meant to read in 2018 but didn't get around to. I decided to add a little twist to it and only use books from photos that I've taken for my bookstagram. (Believe me, there are SO MANY more besides this!) … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2018 (But Didn’t) | Bookstagram Edition!

Thoughts on a Semester of Reading Roth

Everyone at my college is required to take a senior seminar in their major in order to graduate, and mine happened to be a class solely dedicated to reading the texts of Philip Roth. My professor decided to focus on Roth in light of the author unfortunately passing away in May of 2018. We were … Continue reading Thoughts on a Semester of Reading Roth

MEN WITHOUT WOMEN by Haruki Murakami | Review

Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same … Continue reading MEN WITHOUT WOMEN by Haruki Murakami | Review

My Good Reading Habits Tag

Back with another tag! I had never heard of this one before I was tagged in it, so I'm excited to dive in. Thanks so much to Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca for tagging me! What intrigues me about this tag is the way it asks us to define "good" reading habits. Does "good" mean getting … Continue reading My Good Reading Habits Tag

WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS by Carrie Hope Fletcher | Review

Welcome to my first book review in MONTHS. I've decided to switch up the way I write my reviews, to let me know if you like this new format!  In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern C ross theatre in the very heart of London's West End. Their relationship is … Continue reading WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS by Carrie Hope Fletcher | Review

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018

Happy New Year!! I know this was technically last week's topic, but shhh! I'm going to do it anyways because I didn't get a chance to do it yet. I ended up reading way more books than I expected to in 2018, so picking just ten was actually pretty difficult. In the order that I read them, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018