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)

A Classic Couple: 1984 and Illuminae

It's time for another Classic Couple, a feature inspired by a past Top Ten Tuesday list. George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 is known for being an unsettling masterpiece of dystopian fiction. Its literary influence spans decades since its initial publication in 1949, as shown by the many elements it shares with contemporary fiction such as … Continue reading A Classic Couple: 1984 and Illuminae

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Happy Tuesday!! August is coming to a close, which means it's time to start thinking about going back to school. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is back-to-school themed, which means I've decided to focus on classic literature. Classics definitely get a bad reputation from required reading lists in classrooms; however, I think looking at … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

9 Literary Classics You Can Read Online for Free | GUEST POST by Caroline

If you've been following along with my blog for a while, then you're likely aware of my love for classic literature. Some people dread reading these works that are usually studied in a classroom setting, but I just can't get enough of them. Today, Caroline @ Culture Coverage is here to talk about a topic … Continue reading 9 Literary Classics You Can Read Online for Free | GUEST POST by Caroline

QUOTE: George Orwell

"But you could not have pure love or pure lust nowadays. No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act."  ~ page 126 of 1984 by George Orwell This was … Continue reading QUOTE: George Orwell

Book Review: 1984

Author: George Orwell Number of Pages: 326 Publisher: Signet Classics Release Date: 1949 "While 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely that ever. 1984 presents a "negative utopia", that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world — so powerful that it's completely convincing from start to finish. No … Continue reading Book Review: 1984