Top Ten Tuesday

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

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Top Ten Tuesday

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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Solid Colors, Solid Covers

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is supposed to be books with our favorite color on the cover or in the title. I initially wanted to make a list of books with yellow covers because that's my favorite color, but alas! Why are there so few yellow… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Solid Colors, Solid Covers

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can Never Remember

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is brought to the book blogging community by That Artsy Reader Girl who wants us to share books that we really liked but can't remember much about. Honestly, there are SO MANY books that I could list here because I'm notoriously bad at remembering tiny details of books.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can Never Remember

ARCs, Books

HEMMED IN edited by M.R. Nelson | ARC Review

Hemmed In is a collection of six short stories written by women, about women. In the words of editor M.R. Nelson, the stories in this collection are about "women, the restrictions on their lives, and the ways they found to make space for themselves despite those restrictions." When I was offered an ARC of this collection… Continue reading HEMMED IN edited by M.R. Nelson | ARC Review

Books, College, Short Stories

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

Monthly Wrap-Up

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

Books, Short Stories

“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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors of Short Stories

Happy Tuesday!! Since this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is one that I've already done recently, I decided to go with a bit of different twist. Today I'll be sharing ten of my favorite authors who have written excellent short stories. I don't read short stories very often-- mostly just when I'm assigned to read them… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Authors of Short Stories

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors I Read in 2016

Happy Tuesday! Now that December is here, it's that time again when we start reflecting on the past year and all of the wonderful books we read. This week we're focusing on the writers of those wonderful books by sharing the Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2016. Thanks to all of the assigned reading that I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors I Read in 2016