Thanksgiving in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

This past Thursday was my second favorite holiday (after Christmas, of course): Thanksgiving!! Every year since I can remember all of my family members have come over to my house for Thanksgiving dinner. Sitting crammed around our too-small dining room table is one of the few times each year when we're all gathered together in … Continue reading Thanksgiving in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED by Gail Collins | Review

When Everything Changed is an incredibly comprehensive account of how the role of women in society has changed throughout recent American history. Though I expected this book to have a certain level of detail in its research, I did not expect it to discuss this topic from such a wide variety of perspectives. Here the … Continue reading WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED by Gail Collins | Review

GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell | Review

Before reading Gone with the Wind I had imagined that it would be a tragic tale of star-crossed romance set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War. In all honestly, I wondered how the such a story could possibly go one for over a staggering one thousand pages. Boy, do I stand corrected. In … Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell | Review

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 5}

The time has finally come: I have finished reading Gone with the Wind!! Today I share my thoughts on the fifth and final installment in this classic American novel. Feel free to catch up with any of my previous posts in this series by clicking here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. It's been … Continue reading Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 5}

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 4}

 Welcome back to my journey through Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind! As per usual, I'll be sharing my thoughts, favorite quotes, and general impressions of this part of the novel. If you've just stumbled upon this installments, feel free to read my previous three posts about the first three sections of this hefty tome by clicking … Continue reading Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 4}

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 3}

Welcome to the third installment in my Thoughts While Reading Gone with the Wind series! As you can probably tell from the title, I'll be sharing my thoughts as I read this classic American tome by Margaret Mitchell. Since the novel is divided into five parts, there will be five installments in this series. Be sure to check … Continue reading Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 3}

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 2}

Welcome to this second installment in my Thoughts While Reading Gone with the Wind series! As you can probably tell from the title, I'll be sharing my thoughts as I read this classic American tome by Margaret Mitchell. Since the novel is divided into five parts, there will be five installments in this series. Be sure to check … Continue reading Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 2}

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! … Continue reading QUOTE: A Prayer for Owen Meany