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
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
I've been in England for a few days now (eek!). What better way to celebrate with a quintessentially British series like Harry Potter? I was thrilled when I realized that I had been tagged in such a fun (and long!) tag about this beloved wizarding world. Thanks so much to Bridget @ Bridget & Books… Continue reading Ultimate Harry Potter Tag
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
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
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
We all have those select authors whom we trust to write fantastic books, so much so that we'll read practically anything they write. Most of the time this works out great (we trust them for a reason!) although occasionally it can lead unrealistically high expectations and consequential disappointment. Either way, I'm sure that many of us bookish… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Read Authors
Some readers have found their niche in the reading world and rarely stray from that portion of the bookshelf. Not me, though- I like to read a variety of books from a bunch of different genres. Because of this, my list of favorite authors is quite long and can seem a bit random at times.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Author Spotlight!
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is a great one: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors. Believe it or not, this was a bit of a challenging post to make. There are so many amazing authors out there that I had a really hard… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: ALL TIME Favorite Authors
Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by the always lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. I'm incredibly excited for this week's topic because it's about something I love dearly: QUOTES! That's right: this week's theme is Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books, and boy, do I have a lot… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Let’s get wordy!