Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is the Top Ten Bookish Worlds I'd Never Want to Live In. Something tells me that there are plenty of unpleasant bookish settings to choose from and that most of these are pretty self-explanatory, so let's jump right in! What bookish worlds… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Surprised Me

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) focuses on books that surprised us-- for better or worse. Although I think it's intended to be interpreted as "books that surprised us with how much we ended up liking or disliking them," I've decided to take the topic rather literally.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Surprised Me

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors in 2017

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic takes us back to what we read last year (it's so strange to say that already!). Today I'm here to share the top ten new-to-me authors that I read for the first time in 2017. Fortunately, I have many, many great authors to choose from! In the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors in 2017

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: ON THE ROAD and THE ROAD

At a first glance, it might seem as though the only thing that Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road have in common is their similar titles. Though the contexts and genres of these books are very different—the 1940s in the United States vs. a frightening dystopian future—the stories themselves share many… Continue reading A Classic Couple: ON THE ROAD and THE ROAD

Books

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy | Review

Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road tells the story of a father and son as they struggle to survive in an apocalyptic world not too unlike our own. The sun doesn’t shine, food is scarce, and few people have survived—yet our protagonists travel onward, relentlessly trudging along the same never-ending road. Filled with a desperate hope… Continue reading THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy | Review

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