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Why I Don’t Rate Books

You may have noticed that none of my book reviews contain ratings for anything that I read. That's because I don't rate books anymore.  I made the decision to stop rating books a few years ago, right around when the amount of reading I had to do for my English major picked up. As I… Continue reading Why I Don’t Rate Books

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5 Classics for November

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Although most people seem to dislike November (at least in New England where I live) because all of the pretty leaves die and everything is dead, it's actually my favorite month of the year. This might… Continue reading 5 Classics for November

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Book characters I’ve been for Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Today I thought I would do an extra fun post and share some of the book characters I've dressed up as for Halloween! These are all actually from last year (my friends and I did indeed plan three costumes for Halloween weekend our senior year). Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling What… Continue reading Book characters I’ve been for Halloween

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5 Nonfiction books that will scare your Halloween socks off

The spooky season is here! Bust out your pumpkins and fake cobwebs! Dig out the witch hat that’s been collecting dust in the back of your closet for the past year! Turn up the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack! Usually when I make spooky book lists around Halloween, they tend to be filled with novels… Continue reading 5 Nonfiction books that will scare your Halloween socks off

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge | Update 2

It's been two years since I last updated this list?!?! And three years since I posted my introduction to the Rory Gilmore reading challenge?!?! I'm very intrigued to see where I stand with this list (all the books Rory is seen reading/mentions in Gilmore Girls). On with my second update! In alphabetical order, the 339… Continue reading Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge | Update 2

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5 Classics for October

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Of course, there's one word that automatically comes to mind when thinking about the month of October: spooky! What better way to ring in the Halloween season than by reading some spooky books? Here are my… Continue reading 5 Classics for October

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5 Books Every Incoming English Major Should Read

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

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5 Classics for September

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

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The Best Books to Get You Through a Break-Up

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

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5 Classics for August

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