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THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros | Review

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros has always been one of those book titles that I knew, but I didn’t know how or why I knew it. Before this past summer I had never read it before, and I had never even really put together that the Sandra Cisneros I read in my… Continue reading THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros | Review

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THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen | Review

The first time I read The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen was back in 2013. Although I distinctly remember liking it because of the ending (which I will spoil in this review, so be warned!), I didn’t really remember much of the rest of the plot when I picked it up a second time this summer. I… Continue reading THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen | Review

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ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison | Review

After watching the movie adaptation of Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, I knew that I would have to add this book to my summer TBR. I had seen its fluorescent lime green spine on the shelves of my local public library's YA section for years and had always been curious. You can probably imagine… Continue reading ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison | Review

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Why are books so aesthetically pleasing?

Today I'd like to discuss something that I've randomly been wondering a lot lately: Why are books so aesthetically pleasing? Why do I feel the need to photograph them so much? Why can I spend so much time scrolling through bookstagram feeds and gazing at all of the beautiful bookish photos? I don't have the answers to… Continue reading Why are books so aesthetically pleasing?

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WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams | Review

I picked up Watership Down by Richard Adams earlier this summer because I wanted to read a book that didn’t involve people or romance. My father had recommended this classic to me years ago, so when I saw it on the library shelf I figured I would give it a try. Upon turning to the first page… Continue reading WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams | Review

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THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien | Review

I did it: after of years of it taunting me from my bookshelf, I finally got around to reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I had the pleasure of buddy reading it with Mary Drover, which was a lot of fun. To be honest, I was a little intimidated by this book at first, so reading it alongside another… Continue reading THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien | Review

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BECOMING by Michelle Obama | Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama has gotten so much buzz in the past few months that I knew I had to put it on my summer TBR. I also can’t resist a good memoir, especially one written by such a talented, strong, high-profile professional woman. I’ve got a soft spot for presidential biographies, but it occurred to… Continue reading BECOMING by Michelle Obama | Review

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MARY POPPINS OPENS THE DOOR by P.L. Travers | Review

Although I know I watched Mary Poppins (1964) at least once as a child, my only vivid memories of it were scenes of the penguins dancing at that garden restaurant and the chimney sweeps dancing on rooftops (a coincidence that these scenes both involve tap dancing?!). However, after recently watching the film with Wheaton's Film Club this… Continue reading MARY POPPINS OPENS THE DOOR by P.L. Travers | Review

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TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han | Review

I have been meaning to read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for the longest time. After reading Jenny Han’s Summer trilogy and not really enjoying it, I was a bit hesitant to pick this series up. However, a couple of my friends convinced me to watch the movie adaptation a few months ago and I immediately adored… Continue reading TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han | Review

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SWEET DREAMS by Nadette Rae Rodgers | Review

Nadette Rae Rodgers gave me an advanced copy of Sweet Dreams last summer, and I just got around to reading it now... it's been a hectic year! However, I can now confidently say that this third installment in the Illusion Trilogy was worth the wait. Here are some of my favorite things about this novel: It plays… Continue reading SWEET DREAMS by Nadette Rae Rodgers | Review