Hello, hello! It's been a bit since I last posted, so I thought I would do a little re-introduction. My name is Holly, and I'm a book-loving law student. I studied English literature in undergrad and studied abroad at the University of Oxford for a year. I'm allergic to nuts, hence the name of this … Continue reading A little re-introduction
Listening to The High Low podcast by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes has been one of the highlights of my week for ages. I always look forward to their insightful perspectives on current events, books, and pop culture in general. Each time I listen to an episode I come away from it with a new … Continue reading Are our bookshelves a reflection of us? | Discussion
I often find myself wondering an interesting question: Would I read more if I didn't blog? At a first glance, the answer seems obvious: Of course. I love book blogging and it's one of my absolute favorite hobbies, yet it can be pretty time-consuming to consistently post on a regular basis. Over the years I've … Continue reading Would I read more if I didn’t blog?
You may have noticed that none of my book reviews contain ratings for anything that I read. That's because I don't rate books anymore. I made the decision to stop rating books a few years ago, right around when the amount of reading I had to do for my English major picked up. As I … Continue reading Why I Don’t Rate Books
Ah, the age old question: Why are hot beverages so aesthetically pleasing? This might seem like a completely random and useless question to ask, especially on a book blog, but hear me out. As the weather has gotten colder here in New England, I’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of hot beverages photographed … Continue reading Why are hot beverages so aesthetically pleasing?
You read a lot of books as an English major in college. Some books are more enjoyable, interesting, and frankly more worthwhile to read than others. As someone who recently graduated with a degree in English lit, I've thought a lot about all those hours spent staring at pages at my desk or in the … Continue reading 5 Books Every Incoming English Major Should Read
This summer I’ve encountered a dilemma that I haven’t really ever had to deal with before: I keep falling asleep while reading. Now, I’ve never really been much of a night owl. I’ve always preferred going to bed around 11pm and getting up at 7am to going to bed at 2am and getting up at … Continue reading Falling Asleep While Reading: A Saga
We’ve all been there: sitting through a high school English class as the teacher goes on about the symbolism of the yellow car and Doctor T. J. Eckleburg’s ever-watching eyes in The Great Gatsby, wondering whether or not F. Scott Fitzgerald really intended for us to dissect every move of his pen. Is it possible to … Continue reading Is it possible to read TOO MUCH into a book? | Discussion
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
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