5 Classics for February

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. For the month of February, I thought I would highlight some of my favorite classic romance novels, most of them from the Victorian Era. What's better than a little Jane Austin at this time of year? … Continue reading 5 Classics for February

5 Classics for December

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, December is a magical (and somewhat stressful) month of sweet treats and shopping and music and decorating and, ideally, laughter. It's also obviously the last month of the year, … Continue reading 5 Classics for December

The #NotAll Book Tag

Thanks so much to Norees @ No Reads Too Great for tagging me! Also, thanks to the Orangutan Librarian for creating this #notall book tag in the first place. This is such a fun idea for a tag, so let's dive right in! #NotAll Cover Changes || A cover change you liked Normally I'm not a fan … Continue reading The #NotAll Book Tag

More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion

It often seems as though the romance genre has gotten a bad reputation as being merely "fluff" and lacking substance. Many romance novels are considered pure entertainment reading only; in other words, there is nothing between the book's covers that could possibly educate, enlighten, or challenge the reader in any way. Don't get me wrong-- … Continue reading More Than “Just” Love Stories | Discussion

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy | Review

To be honest, my initial expectations weren't very high for Thomas Hardy's classic novel Far from the Madding Crowd. All I knew about it before opening the first page was that it's often hailed as an "epic" love story. My track record with love stories has been hit or miss at best (anyone else feel lukewarm about Romeo … Continue reading FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy | Review

DECEMBER 2016 | Wrap-Up

The last month of the year has come to an end, meaning it's time for another monthly wrap-up! All in all, December was a pretty great end to a tumultuous and rocky year. Not only did I read several fantastic books, but I had a blast celebrating the holiday season with a plethora of Christmas … Continue reading DECEMBER 2016 | Wrap-Up