Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can Never Remember

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is brought to the book blogging community by That Artsy Reader Girl who wants us to share books that we really liked but can't remember much about. Honestly, there are SO MANY books that I could list here because I'm notoriously bad at remembering tiny details of books.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can Never Remember

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OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens | Review

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is one of those classic stories that everyone thinks they know-- that is, until they actually sit down to read the novel in its entirety. Prior to starting this book in the middle of a flight from England back to the States, I thought this would be the simple story of… Continue reading OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens | Review

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2017 Resolutions: How did I do?

Last January I made this list of my top ten bookish resolutions for 2017... and now the time has come to see how I did! I've completely forgotten what my resolutions were, so this should be an interesting trip down memory lane. 1. Read 24 books. Done! Somehow the stars aligned this year and I actually… Continue reading 2017 Resolutions: How did I do?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Happy Tuesday!! As you read this post I'll be spending my first day abroad in England as I move into my room at Mansfield College in Oxford. (!!!!) Since today's TTT topic is about our fall TBR lists, I thought I would share the ten novels I was assigned to read for my English Literature 1830-1910… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Slow Starters

Happy Tuesday!! We've all read those books that seem to drag on forever at the beginning before suddenly picking up and becoming an unexpectedly great read. This week, the lovely bloggers behind The Broke and the Bookish are asking us to showcase those books that we had a tough time with at first. Without further… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Slow Starters

Classic Couple

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… Continue reading A Classic Couple: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

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HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens

Hard Times by Charles Dickens is the first book I was assigned to read over the summer to prepare for the English Literature 1830-1910 tutorial I’ll be taking during my first term at Oxford. I was thrilled when I saw this title on the list because I’ve been meaning to read more by Dickens since… Continue reading HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens

Monthly Wrap-Up

JULY 2017 | Wrap-Up

July was a blur of hot days, air-conditioned office spaces, lakeside reading, and time spent with friends and family... not a bad way to spend the bulk of summer! Here's what I was up to this past month: In July I read a total of 9 books: Hard Times by Charles Dickens North and South by Elizabeth… Continue reading JULY 2017 | Wrap-Up

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had A Faster Pace

Happy Tuesday!! Have you ever wished that a story would pick up the speed just a little bit? (Or maybe a lot?) If so, you're not alone! In this week's installment of Top Ten Tuesday I'm sharing ten books that I wish had a faster pace. While I do love slow-burning novels driven by character development,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had A Faster Pace

Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Bookish Resolutions

Happy Tuesday!! I know that today's official Top Ten Tuesday theme is about our most anticipated 2017 debuts, but here's my dilemma: I really don't know any upcoming debuts being published in 2017. Due to an incredibly busy college semester I've been out of the bookish loop for so long that I haven't been able to stay up… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Bookish Resolutions