Top Ten Tuesday: Things to do with books (besides read them)

Happy Tuesday! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is supposed to be our most anticipated releases for the second half of 2020. However, I'm horrible at keeping up with new releases, so I always tend to skip these TTT topics when they come around. Instead, this week I thought it would be fun to share …

What do I ACTUALLY read at the beach?

Summertime has many traditions, including book bloggers making lists of the best beach reads of the season. There are many different kinds of books that people tend to classify as "beach reads," from sunny contemporaries to steamy romance and even gripping thrillers. But what do people actually read at the beach? Not what they intend …

Dear AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare: My favorite in a certain way?

Dear As You Like It by William Shakespeare: Shakespeare and I have always had a bit of a love-hate relationship. While I appreciate his clever wordplay and legacy as a writer, I've just never been a huge fan of his plays. I always maintained that I prefer seeing plays performed rather than reading them on …

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Years of TTT!

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is particularly special: it's been TEN YEARS since this weekly post first started!!!! It's wild to think that I've been doing Top Ten Tuesday posts for... SEVEN years now??? I look forward to these posts each week because it really feels …

5 Classics for June

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. June has always struck me as a strange mix of peace and chaos, of beauty and discomfort, of consistency and change. I think this past month has definitely embodied those contradictions, as flowers bloom in the …

Dear A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce: Not what I expected

Dear A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce: I've always known that I have a bit of a strange reading taste. By strange, I mean that I generally enjoy a lot of books that most people don't. William Faulkner's novels are a good example of this--they are wordy and sprawling …

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2020 TBR, and an important note

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is to share ten books on our summer TBR lists. I love making these lists each season--they provide such great opportunity to reflect on what I've been reading lately and to think about what I would like to read more of in the near future. In the …

A Classic Couple: AS YOU LIKE IT and TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

Welcome to another Classic Couple: post! In this series, I choose a classic and a more contemporary read that I think resemble each other and discuss why I think they're similar. Today I’ll be comparing and contrasting As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1599) and To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny …

Dear MY OXFORD YEAR by Julia Whelan: SO MUCH NOSTALGIA

Dear My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan: I apologize in advance for how nostalgic this letter will inevitably be. When I saw a secondhand copy of you on sale at a bookstore one day I knew I would have to buy you. The blurb on your back cover promised the story of a twenty-something woman, …

Top Ten Tuesday: A Trip into my Goodreads TBR Shelf

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten books that we've added to our TBRs and forgotten why. For this prompt I decided to dive into the rabbit hole that is my Goodreads "Want to Read" shelf and share some of the books that have …