Bookish, College

Books I Wished I Had Been Assigned to Read as an English Major

In less than a week I graduate with a bachelor's degree in English, and it's a very bittersweet moment for me. Although I am very excited to move onto another chapter of my life, I'm also sad to leave my amazing friends and the lovely Wheaton community behind. However, the end of undergrad also marks… Continue reading Books I Wished I Had Been Assigned to Read as an English Major

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Appreciated, Not Enjoyed

Happy Tuesday!! As per usual, I've decided to switch up this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme a bit (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). The theme is supposed to be Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read; however, I often find it hard to list many books that I really dislike because I tend… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Appreciated, Not Enjoyed

Books

WHY READ MOBY-DICK? by Nathaniel Philbrick | Review

One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic… Continue reading WHY READ MOBY-DICK? by Nathaniel Philbrick | Review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had A Faster Pace

Happy Tuesday!! Have you ever wished that a story would pick up the speed just a little bit? (Or maybe a lot?) If so, you're not alone! In this week's installment of Top Ten Tuesday I'm sharing ten books that I wish had a faster pace. While I do love slow-burning novels driven by character development,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had A Faster Pace

Quotes

QUOTE: Moby Dick

“There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”  ~ Moby Dick by Herman Melville Even though… Continue reading QUOTE: Moby Dick

Books

Book Review: MOBY DICK

Author: Herman Melville Number of Pages: 625 Publisher: Penguin Classics Release Date: 1851 "No American masterpiece casts quite as awesome a shadow as Melville's monumental Moby Dick.  Mad Captain Ahab's quest for the White Whale is a timeless epic--a stirring tragedy of vengeance and obsession, a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity.  It is the greatest sea… Continue reading Book Review: MOBY DICK

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays: June 18th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I am reading The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour. I'm about half way through it and so far I am really enjoying it! I know it's technically on my Summer TBR list, but I just… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays: June 18th

Top Ten Tuesday

top ten tuesday: books on my summer TBR list

It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday, everyone! This weekly meme is hosted by the lovely blog the Broke and the Bookish. The topic for this week is Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List. For this list I chose books that have been on my bookshelf at home for quite some time. I… Continue reading top ten tuesday: books on my summer TBR list

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays: June 11th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I am reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Technically this is on my summer TBR list, but I figured that it would be a big help to get a bit of a head start on it… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays: June 11th

Books

More books!

Recently I went to my local used bookstore and I came home with this stack of goodies! The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti 1776 by David McCullough A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn Moby Dick by Herman Melville The middle two are for my AP US History class, and I… Continue reading More books!