Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Let Anyone Borrow

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is technically about books we refuse to let anyone touch; however, I'm going to twist it a bit and share some books that I wouldn't let anyone borrow. It occurred to me when thinking about the original prompt that there aren't any books on my shelves that I wouldn't show … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Let Anyone Borrow

Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos You Didn’t See Coming

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to mash books together. In the same vein as my Classic Couple feature, I'm going to incorporate a classic and more contemporary book in each pair I make. Let's see how weird this gets, shall we? What do you think of the combos I've created? … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos You Didn’t See Coming

Exploring Edinburgh, Scotland | Holly Goes Abroad

The time has finally come to share my Big Big Trip adventures (AKA the two-week trip my friend from Wheaton and I took around Europe during our spring break). After spending a few days in London, our next stop on the trip was exploring Edinburgh, Scotland, where my friend was studying abroad for the semester. … Continue reading Exploring Edinburgh, Scotland | Holly Goes Abroad

I visited Platform 9 3/4!! | Holly Goes Abroad

It's happened, folks. I've become a wizard, which means I've officially peaked. While my mom was visiting me in Oxford for a week during my spring break we decided to spend two days scurrying around London, trying to fit in as much as possible. When she asked me what I wanted to do during those … Continue reading I visited Platform 9 3/4!! | Holly Goes Abroad

5 Reasons Why Molly Weasley is the Ultimate Mom

Happy Mother's Day!! When I thought about making a Mother's Day post about fictional moms, one woman immediately popped into my head: Molly Weasley. Every year this red-headed witch tops countless lists of fictional mothers... but why? In an attempt to answer this age-old question, here are 5 reasons why Mrs. Weasley is the ultimate … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Molly Weasley is the Ultimate Mom

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne| Review

This review is a difficult one to write. From the day I first learned about this eighth installment in the Harry Potter series I've had very conflicted feelings about reading it. Prior to its release day I had convinced myself that reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be a mistake, that the risk of being … Continue reading HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne| Review

So Long, Summer! | Book Haul

It's that time of year again, when students trade in their sunglasses and flip-flops for notebooks and backpacks. While the majority of my book budget has been devoted to purchasing textbooks recently, I have managed to acquire some other lovely books in the month of August. Emma by Jane Austen I picked this book up on … Continue reading So Long, Summer! | Book Haul

AUGUST 2016 | Wrap-Up

I've always considered August to be one of my favorite months. Not only does it bring a new school year and a promise of the coming autumn, but it also allows you to enjoy the last few weeks of summer without baking in July's toasty heat. This August was no exception, from both a reading … Continue reading AUGUST 2016 | Wrap-Up

5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers

Happy Fathers' Day! In honor of this important holiday, I thought I would share a list of 5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers from literature. These fathers aren't perfect; however, they provide a lot of food for thought when it comes to thinking about the role of a father in a family. There are so many examples of interesting … Continue reading 5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers

BookTubeAThon 2015 TBR

It's BookTubeAThon time! You know what that means: plenty of fun challenges, a contagious community spirit, and TONS OF READING. This year the event runs from August 3rd to August 9th. If you haven't heard of the BookTubeAThon before or you want to learn more about it, you can check out the official Youtube channel … Continue reading BookTubeAThon 2015 TBR