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 …

Comparing Books to Cakes

Books are like cake in many ways: the best ones have lots of layers, a pretty external design doesn't necessarily correlate with the best flavor, and they can take quite a bit of time to make. I love books and I love cake, so I was thrilled when Meghan @ Whimsically Meghan tagged me in …

Dear THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern: Well worth the long, long wait

Dear The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, As someone who adored The Night Circus, I've been eagerly anticipating reading you ever since I first learned that you were being release. What I hadn't anticipated was developing such a personal connection to you. I started reading you a few days before a break-up and finished reading …

Top Ten Tuesday: Big books are a summer vibe for me??

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten books that give off summer vibes. Today I've decided to talk about something that might seem a bit strange at first, but that has become a summer tradition for me: Each summer I choose a big book …

MAY 2020 | Wrap-Up

Hello, hello! I hope you're all doing well in the midst of everything that is going on. May has been another whirlwind month in terms of reading, blogging, and life in general. In the past few years it seems like my Mays have brought surprising changes, and this May was no exception. In May, I …

Would I read more if I didn’t blog?

I often find myself wondering an interesting question: Would I read more if I didn't blog? At a first glance, the answer seems obvious: Of course. I love book blogging and it's one of my absolute favorite hobbies, yet it can be pretty time-consuming to consistently post on a regular basis. Over the years I've …