Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we wish we read when we were younger. For some reason, young Holly stuck with certain authors and books that were quite different from other readers. (Mainly, I just read Nancy Drew and Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Younger Holly Had Read
Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a love freebie, so I've decided to do a classic Valentine's Day themed post. However, instead of listing books about romantic relationships, I'm sharing ten eight books to cheer you up on Valentine's Day. This strange holiday isn't always all … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Cheer You Up on Valentine’s Day
Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a character freebie, which means we can choose any theme we wish as long as it involves characters. I thought it would be fun to list some characters that I relate with for various reasons. Some of these might be obvious … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Relate With
Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten of our childhood favorites. Instead, I'm going to put a bit of a twist on it and share ten books I read as an adult that are usually people's childhood favorites. Surprisingly, there are a lot … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favorites… But Older!
Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten favorite books from our favorite genre. Usually I would say that my favorite genre is classic literature, but lately I've been going through a bit of a tough patch with some personal things and have been trying to immerse myself in books that … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Empowering Reads
While reading Matilda for the first time ever recently (gasp!), I loved how Roald Dahl places such an emphasis on gender equality in the story. If we consider feminism to be defined as equality between all genders, I would argue that this lovely children’s book is a strong example of a feminist text. Here are … Continue reading MATILDA as a Feminist Text | Discussion
Up until very recently, I have spent the entirety of my twenty-year existence with no knowledge of the wonderful brilliance that is Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Though I had been recommended it countless times by enthusiastic readers and had seen the charming advertisements for the movie adaptation, I had never managed to actually sit down and read the … Continue reading MATILDA by Roald Dahl | Review
Hello, hello!! Summer is now well underway and it's time to say farewell to June. So much has happened these past few weeks that it seems like June was YEARS long. As per usual, here is what I was up to last month: In June I read a total of 9 books: The Road to … Continue reading JUNE 2017 | Wrap-Up