Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Talk About More!!

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we enjoyed but rarely talk about. Sometimes it's easy to get in the habit of discussing and recommending the same handful of books pretty frequently, letting so many other great books fall between the cracks. I'm so glad that this …

A Classic Couple: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

In a past Top Ten Tuesday post I paired Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations with the more contemporary novel A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Many people expressed interest in hearing more about the connection I see between these two works of literature even though they seem very different at a first …

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 …

QUOTE: A Prayer for Owen Meany

“Every American should be forced to live outside the United States for a year or two. Americans should be forced to see how ridiculous they appear to the rest of the world! They should listen to someone else's version of themselves--to anyone else's version! Every country knows more about America than Americans know about themselves! …

Book Review: A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Author: John Irving Number of Pages: 640 Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Release Date: 1989 "I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the …

more books: and the fun begins

Hello, everyone! July is now underway, which means it's peak time for summer homework! I am taking AP English this upcoming school year, which means I'll be doing lots of assigned reading from now on. This summer I was assigned to read two books, which isn't too bad. Of course, I couldn't resist ordering my …

WWW Wednesdays: July 2nd

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. I'm not loving it, but I'm not hating it either. Hopefully it picks up a bit! What did you recently finish reading??? This past week I …

WWW Wednesdays: June 25th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, which I was assigned to read as summer work for my upcoming AP English class. So far I'm really enjoying it! What did you …