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Falling Asleep While Reading: A Saga

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

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Is it possible to read TOO MUCH into a book? | Discussion

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

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Why I Love the Libby App for Audiobooks

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

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Say hello to my typewriter!

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!

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An Experiment in Multitasking and Reading

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

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5 Questions to Help Get Rid of Books

Recently I got rid of an entire trash bag full of books to donate. Anyone who has ever stepped foot into my bedroom at home knows that this is a surprising feat because I rarely part ways with books. Books are something I'm usually very sentimental about, which makes it hard to get rid of them when… Continue reading 5 Questions to Help Get Rid of Books

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Summer 2019 TBR List

It's that exciting time of year again: Time for a summer to-read list! Thanks to my current in-between state of having just graduated undergrad but not yet started law school, I have an entire Glorious Summer of Reading for Fun ahead of me, which I haven't had in years. The past few summers were filled with prep… Continue reading Summer 2019 TBR List

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Books I Wished I Had Been Assigned to Read as an English Major

In less than a week I graduate with a bachelor's degree in English, and it's a very bittersweet moment for me. Although I am very excited to move onto another chapter of my life, I'm also sad to leave my amazing friends and the lovely Wheaton community behind. However, the end of undergrad also marks… Continue reading Books I Wished I Had Been Assigned to Read as an English Major

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5 Books that Influenced Me as a College Senior

Seeing as I graduate from undergrad a week from tomorrow (eek!) I thought I would share 5 books that influenced me as a college senior. These are books that I've read throughout this academic year--assigned or otherwise--that have made me think about myself and world a bit differently. In no particular order: Without a Name by Yvonne… Continue reading 5 Books that Influenced Me as a College Senior

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Bookish Goals of 2019

As always, I'd like to set some bookish goals for the new year. Usually I try to set ten, but this time I've decided that less is going to be more. 1. Read 52 books. For the past few years I've set myself a goal do reading 24 books; however, this goal hasn't been very… Continue reading Bookish Goals of 2019