Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books we enjoyed that were out of our comfort zones. Specifically, I'm going to list ten books that scared me but that I read anyways. In this post, I take a loose approach to the definition of "scare."… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

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A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

What could a classic novel that was initially serialized in the nineteenth century and a recent bestseller that became a successful movie on the big screen possibly have in common? A lot, actually. Though Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl were published over a century apart, they are nevertheless linked… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Happy Tuesday!! August is coming to a close, which means it's time to start thinking about going back to school. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is back-to-school themed, which means I've decided to focus on classic literature. Classics definitely get a bad reputation from required reading lists in classrooms; however, I think looking at… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

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School Book Tag

Today I'm here with the School Book Tag! (It might be Friday, but you can bet that I'll be doing homework all weekend.) I've always been one of those students who loves school, despite the fact that I often complain about homework and actually didn't like my high school very much. I loved school because… Continue reading School Book Tag

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Top Ten Tuesday: When Book Club Becomes Debate Club

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween if you celebrate it! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is open-ended, allowing us to choose what kinds of books we would recommend to a book club. In the frustrating, bewildering spirit of the United States presidential election, I've decided to go with… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: When Book Club Becomes Debate Club

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Audio Books I’ve Listened To

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme highlights a form of reading that is often unappreciated and under-utilized: audio books. While the majority of my reading is done using physical copies of books, recently I've been listening to more and more audio books. They're a great way to get some extra reading done if… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Audio Books I’ve Listened To

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Top Ten Tuesday: “Unclickable” Characters

Some characters just aren't meant to be your favorite fictional people. You know the characters I'm referring to- the ones that eh, you could do without. For some reason (or many reasons) you and them don't see eye to eye. We've all experienced this, and it's not a huge issue if they're side characters. But… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: “Unclickable” Characters

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015

Tomorrow is July 1st, and you know what that means: we're already half way through the year 2015!! This year has been flying by so far- seriously, where has the time gone? I can distinctly remember it being September of 2014 and entering my senior year of high school, and all of a sudden it's… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads for Different Scenarios

It's not quite summer yet, but that's no reason not to start thinking about those books that just scream SUN, SAND AND.... ICE CREAM? (Yes, most definitely that last one!) Everyone has their favorite type of book to read on the beach, but what if certain situations warrant certain books? Well, I've got you covered!… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads for Different Scenarios

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Book Review: GONE GIRL (with spoilers!)

~~~ This review contains spoilers! Click here to read my spoiler-free review! ~~~ Author: Gillian Flynn Number of Pages: 395 Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Release Date: May 24, 2012 "On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever… Continue reading Book Review: GONE GIRL (with spoilers!)