Books

ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison | Review

After watching the movie adaptation of Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, I knew that I would have to add this book to my summer TBR. I had seen its fluorescent lime green spine on the shelves of my local public library's YA section for years and had always been curious. You can probably imagine… Continue reading ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison | Review

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Why oh why did they change these covers?

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) involves changing cover designs. Cover designs can be pretty controversial among bookworms, especially when they start changing up formats mid-series (how dare they?). Personally, I've never been one to really care about changes in cover designs; however, there have been a few that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Why oh why did they change these covers?

Monthly Wrap-Up

JULY 2019 | Wrap-Up

Goodbye, July! As soon as August hits, I always feel like summer is on its way out. July is the core of summer for me, the essence of what I look forward to as the break between school years. Here's what I got up to this past month: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han… Continue reading JULY 2019 | Wrap-Up

Bookish

Why are books so aesthetically pleasing?

Today I'd like to discuss something that I've randomly been wondering a lot lately: Why are books so aesthetically pleasing? Why do I feel the need to photograph them so much? Why can I spend so much time scrolling through bookstagram feeds and gazing at all of the beautiful bookish photos? I don't have the answers to… Continue reading Why are books so aesthetically pleasing?

Books

WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams | Review

I picked up Watership Down by Richard Adams earlier this summer because I wanted to read a book that didn’t involve people or romance. My father had recommended this classic to me years ago, so when I saw it on the library shelf I figured I would give it a try. Upon turning to the first page… Continue reading WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams | Review

Read-A-Thons

Reading Rush 2019 Wrap-Up

The Reading Rush has officially come and gone, and I had the best time! I've participated in the Booktubeathon (what it used to be called) several times before, but I have to say that this year has been my favorite yet. The website fostered a real sense of community and I was asked to host… Continue reading Reading Rush 2019 Wrap-Up

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Remind Me of Summers as a Teenager

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a FREEBIE, which means we can make a list about any topic! Since we're in the midst of a beautiful summer, I thought I would share ten books that remind me of summers as a teenager. Back in the day… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Remind Me of Summers as a Teenager

Study Abroad

I finally went to Persephone Books and it was amazing | Holly Goes Abroad

Persephone Books first appeared on my bookish radar years ago when I started watching Booktube. I remember watching London-based booktubers visit this gorgeous shop, jealous that they had so many local independent bookshops to choose from. Back in high school I never imagined I would someday spend a year studying abroad in England, much less… Continue reading I finally went to Persephone Books and it was amazing | Holly Goes Abroad

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THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien | Review

I did it: after of years of it taunting me from my bookshelf, I finally got around to reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I had the pleasure of buddy reading it with Mary Drover, which was a lot of fun. To be honest, I was a little intimidated by this book at first, so reading it alongside another… Continue reading THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien | Review

Books

BECOMING by Michelle Obama | Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama has gotten so much buzz in the past few months that I knew I had to put it on my summer TBR. I also can’t resist a good memoir, especially one written by such a talented, strong, high-profile professional woman. I’ve got a soft spot for presidential biographies, but it occurred to… Continue reading BECOMING by Michelle Obama | Review