THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien | Review

I did it: after of years of it taunting me from my bookshelf, I finally got around to reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I had the pleasure of buddy reading it with Mary Drover, which was a lot of fun. To be honest, I was a little intimidated by this book at first, so reading it alongside another… Continue reading THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

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


Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Hobbit Day! What is this day, you ask? September 22nd is the fictional birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the hobbit protagonists of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively. The holiday was first established in 1978 by the American Tolkien Society. If you've followed this blog for a fair amount of time, you're… Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day!


How I Choose My Books Tag

When I'm not buried under mountains of required reading for coursework, I often ask myself an important question: How do I choose my books? Fortunately, that's the very same question that this tag attempts to answer! I had never heard to this tag before I was tagged in it, so I'm really excited to take… Continue reading How I Choose My Books Tag


Sunshine Blogger Award | 6

Hello, hello! It's time for yet another award (this seems to be a recurring Wednesday theme recently...). Thanks so much to Emma @ Emma Reads for nominating me!! Emma is one of the sweetest bookworms ever so definitely check out her blog! 1. Kiss, marry, kill: The main characters of the last three fiction books… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 6


One Lovely Blog Award | 3

Recently I had the pleasant surprise of being nominated for another One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so much to Loretta @ The Laughing Listener for nominating me!! Definitely check out Loretta's wonderful blog if you haven't already. Now, on with the fun facts! Thank the person who nominated you for the award Display the banner/sticker/logo… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award | 3


My Bookish Identity Tag

It's time for another tag, and this one is particularly fun: let's take a look at my bookish identity! I love identity/personality quizzes like these, so as soon as I realized I'd been tagged for this I was very excited. Thanks so much to Fran for tagging me!! What dystopian/fantastical world would you live in? This is… Continue reading My Bookish Identity Tag


Desert Island Discs Tag

Today I answer the age-old question: What would you bring if you were trapped on an island alone? This Desert Island Discs Tag was created by Zuky @ BookBum. Thanks so much to Marta @ The Book Mermaid for tagging me!! You are cast away onto a remote island: You can bring 5 albums, what… Continue reading Desert Island Discs Tag

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Non-human Characters

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic highlights characters that share specific qualities. This could be literally anything under the sun: gender, race, location, beliefs, names, magical powers, etc. In no particular order, here are ten great books with non-human characters:  What are your favorite books with non-human characters? What do you think of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Non-human Characters

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Middle School Me

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is a throwback freebie, so I've decided to talk about some of my most tumultuous years: middle school. Though I loathed my middle school years, it was also when I read some of my favorite books. The following books are ones that I loved when I was twelve,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Middle School Me