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The Best Books to Get You Through a Break-Up

At the very beginning of the summer, I went through a very sudden, very emotional break up. No matter what side of a break up you're on--I was actually the one who initiated mine--there's no getting around the harsh reality that ending a relationship sucks. I felt lonely and sad and even a little lost, in ways… Continue reading The Best Books to Get You Through a Break-Up

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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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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

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Avoiding Book Burnout as an English Major

Recently someone asked me in a comment how I avoid burning out as an English major--in other words, how do I keep from getting sick of reading? It might sound implausible that a bookworm could get tired of reading, but it definitely happens. When the line between work and play is blurred, it can suddenly feel… Continue reading Avoiding Book Burnout as an English Major

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20 Questions Book Tag | 2

Who doesn't love a good game of Twenty Questions? Fortunately, the 20 Questions Book Tag is a lot more interesting than just "yes" or "no" answers. Thanks so much to Ash and Lo @ Windowsill Books for tagging me! 1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A BOOK SERIES? It definitely depends on the… Continue reading 20 Questions Book Tag | 2

Awards

Sunshine Blogger Award | 5

Today I'm here with the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Kayla @ Kayla's Book Nook for nominating me!! 1. Where was the last place you travelled, and when was it? To Oxford, England where I'm currently studying abroad. 2. How many physical books do you own? Now that you mention it, I've never… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 5

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My Personal Canon | 2017

Recently Jillian @ To Begin with I Read Jane Eyre created a post about her own personal literary canon and requested that I do the same. The goal is to compose a list of books that have greatly influenced your life, that you consider to be your favorite books, etc. I think this is a really… Continue reading My Personal Canon | 2017

Discussion, Video

How Do You Prevent Blogging Burnout? | Discussion

A few months ago Rosianna Halse Rojas created a video called Knowing When To Stop in which she discusses the feeling of not knowing when to stop working and striving to be as productive as possible. As someone who has been thought of as an “overachiever” throughout her entire life, she explains how challenging it can… Continue reading How Do You Prevent Blogging Burnout? | Discussion