You read a lot of books as an English major in college. Some books are more enjoyable, interesting, and frankly more worthwhile to read than others. As someone who recently graduated with a degree in English lit, I've thought a lot about all those hours spent staring at pages at my desk or in the… Continue reading 5 Books Every Incoming English Major Should Read
It's time for another monthly recommendation! (Miss my August post?) In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Because I've been a student my entire life (wooo law school!) I always automatically associate September with the start of a shiny new school year. Everything… Continue reading 5 Classics for September
At the very beginning of the summer, I went through a very sudden, very emotional break up. No matter what side of a break up you're on--I was actually the one who initiated mine--there's no getting around the harsh reality that ending a relationship sucks. I felt lonely and sad and even a little lost, in ways… Continue reading The Best Books to Get You Through a Break-Up
Summer has almost come to a close, but there’s still time to squeak in a few more books in the sunshine! I thought it would be fun to recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. I’m someone who tends to strongly associate books with when I read… Continue reading 5 Classics for August
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?
This summer I’ve encountered a dilemma that I haven’t really ever had to deal with before: I keep falling asleep while reading. Now, I’ve never really been much of a night owl. I’ve always preferred going to bed around 11pm and getting up at 7am to going to bed at 2am and getting up at… Continue reading Falling Asleep While Reading: A Saga
We’ve all been there: sitting through a high school English class as the teacher goes on about the symbolism of the yellow car and Doctor T. J. Eckleburg’s ever-watching eyes in The Great Gatsby, wondering whether or not F. Scott Fitzgerald really intended for us to dissect every move of his pen. Is it possible to… Continue reading Is it possible to read TOO MUCH into a book? | Discussion
Up until a few years ago, I had never really been a fan of audiobooks. My local public library had these little devices that solely played audiobooks, which I would check out from time to time if my family was going on a longer road trip or vacation and I knew I would have time… Continue reading Why I Love the Libby App for Audiobooks
Ever since I was younger I wanted a typewriter. For some reason I have a thing for machines that produce direct, tangible results. If you know my in person, then you're probably well aware of my love of polaroids--my infatuation with typewriters falls along those same lines. I adore the idea of creating something beautiful--a… Continue reading Say hello to my typewriter!
Recently I watched a little documentary on Youtube called "BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content" in which Max Joseph explores bookstores across Latin America while also investigating how to read more in his everyday life. I enjoyed this documentary for many reasons, so there may be several posts pertaining… Continue reading An Experiment in Multitasking and Reading