Bookish

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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Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Michelle Obama on the Importance of Friendships

Feminist Fridays are back! I’ve missed this feature; writing these posts is like a little breath of fresh air each week, giving myself space to vent about some problematic sexist $#!t or highlight amazing people who are empowering, inspirational, and strive for equality. I’d like to kick this feature off after an absence of many… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Michelle Obama on the Importance of Friendships

Books

THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot | Review

It's confession time, folks: I am twenty-two years old and this summer was my first time reading The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. Now, some of you may be thinking, Well, Holly, that's not so bad. But it gets worse: before reading this book I had only ever seen the second Princess Diaries movie, not even the first one. *cue gasps… Continue reading THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books we enjoyed that were out of our comfort zones. Specifically, I'm going to list ten books that scared me but that I read anyways. In this post, I take a loose approach to the definition of "scare."… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

Study Abroad

On Eating with a Nut Allergy in England | Holly Goes Abroad

As is obvious from the title of my blog, I’m allergic to nuts. I guess I don’t talk much about my nut allergy on this blog, mostly because there’s just so much to say about books that I never seem to know how to bring up my allergy in the midst of it all. However,… Continue reading On Eating with a Nut Allergy in England | Holly Goes Abroad

Blogging

Should I keep blogging?

I first started blogging when I was in eighth grade. Back then I was fourteen years old and just wanted a space online where I could write book reviews. I had no idea a whole community of book bloggers existed, a little corner of the internet enthralled by discussing literature. I've since gone back and… Continue reading Should I keep blogging?

Books

THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares | Review

It’s time to shout it from the rooftops, folks: I HAVE FINALLY READ THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. I’ve heard about this book for so many years—it almost feels as though I popped out from the womb knowing deep down that I would have to read this book someday. It’s on so many YA book… Continue reading THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares | Review

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Today I'm here to discuss a rather unlikely Classic Couple (this one made of two classics!): The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1885) and The Wind in the Willows (1908). As most American students who have been assigned to read Huck Finn in English class will know, this classic novel is about a white boy and black slave… Continue reading A Classic Couple: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Read, but not on my shelf

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten books we want in our personal library. For my list, I've decided to highlight ten books that I've already read but would love to have on my shelf someday. It's safe to say that I've checked out… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Read, but not on my shelf

Study Abroad

5 Reasons Why I Love Blackwell’s | Holly Goes Abroad

What would a Holly Goes Abroad series be without a post about Blackwell’s? Blackwell’s is my favorite bookshop in Oxford, and definitely one of my favorite bookshops ever. My friend and I made a point to make an extra-long visit to Blackwell’s during this trip because we both love it so much. Today I thought… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Love Blackwell’s | Holly Goes Abroad