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

QUOTE: J.K. Rowling

"Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them." ~J.K. Rowling Isn't J.K. Rowling the best? She puts things so eloquently and accurately into words. I love this quote, mostly because it's completely true. We eat junk food, do dangerous things, and act without thinking even though we know the … Continue reading QUOTE: J.K. Rowling