Top Ten Tuesday: Women Writers I’d Love to Meet

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share a list of ten authors we would love to meet. In the past, I've found that the lists I've made like this tend to be fairly male-dominated; instead, this week I'd like to focus on ten women writers that … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Women Writers I’d Love to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday: Short Stories that Exceed Tall Expectations

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share our favorite short story collections. While I usually prefer reading novels over short stories, I have enjoyed several fantastic collections. Here are a few of my favorites! Apparently I haven't read enough short story collections to fill … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Short Stories that Exceed Tall Expectations

BAYOU FOLK by Kate Chopin | Review

First published in 1894, Bayou Folk is Kate Chopin's first collection of short stories bundled together in one volume. After reading this collection for one of my classes, I decided to do a bit more research about its initial critical reception. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a review published in the April 1894 edition of the Atlantic Monthly that succinctly and … Continue reading BAYOU FOLK by Kate Chopin | Review

MARCH 2017 | Wrap-Up

Ah, March: the green month of transition from winter to spring in which we all experience a sort of underlying current of excited anticipation... no? Just me? March has always seemed like one of those "in-between" months to me, standing alongside May and November as the chaotic calm before the storm of the months to … Continue reading MARCH 2017 | Wrap-Up

“THE STORY OF AN HOUR” by Kate Chopin | Review

Published in Vogue in 1894, Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" tells of Louise Mallard's entrance into and exit from sudden independence. After being told that her husband has passed away, Louise is overwhelmed by a rush of freedom that she has never felt before. Unfortunately, this liberty is wrested from her grasp when she discovers that her … Continue reading “THE STORY OF AN HOUR” by Kate Chopin | Review