5 Classics for May

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. That has certainly been true where I live thus far this month--so many flowers in the garden have begun to bloom and it's so lovely to … Continue reading 5 Classics for May

5 Classics for April

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Where I live, April is a solid month of rain, interspersed with some light springy days that tempt you with promises of sunny May. Accordingly, the theme for this month's classic recommendations is going to be … Continue reading 5 Classics for April

Thank You, Next Book Tag

Today I'm here with a really fun tag: The Thank You, Next Book Tag! A big thanks to Siobhan @ Novelties for tagging me!! I'm sure we've all heard Ariana Grande's song "Thank You, Next" and have admired its brilliance. Now it's time to put that brilliance to some books! Name a book you said … Continue reading Thank You, Next Book Tag

Debunking the Mythical “Beach Read” | Discussion

Each year as the temperature outside rises and spring gradually gives way to summer, one question is inevitably asked of readers everywhere: “What are you going to read at beach?" The “beach read” genre has exploded recently, becoming an increasingly popular way of categorizing books that are "quick," "light" and "fluffy." When I hear this … Continue reading Debunking the Mythical “Beach Read” | Discussion

St. Patrick’s Day {the bookish way}

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! I'm not Irish in the slightest, but I'm a firm believer that holidays are meant to be celebrated by anyone and everyone. When I was younger I always looked forward to going to school dressed in green from head to toe and seeing what the "leprechaun" would leave me in … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day {the bookish way}

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel García Márquez | Review

In a New York Times book review, William Kennedy once wrote that "One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race." After reading Gregory Rabassa's English translation of this classic Spanish novel by Gabriel García Márquez, I have to say that I … Continue reading ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel García Márquez | Review

AUGUST 2016 | Wrap-Up

I've always considered August to be one of my favorite months. Not only does it bring a new school year and a promise of the coming autumn, but it also allows you to enjoy the last few weeks of summer without baking in July's toasty heat. This August was no exception, from both a reading … Continue reading AUGUST 2016 | Wrap-Up

BookTubeAThon 2016 Wrap-Up

Alas! the 2016 BookTubeAThon has officially come to a close. As I mentioned in my TBR post, I was away on a camping trip with my family for about half of the week so I wasn't sure how much reading I would be able to get done in actuality. However, I ended up surprising myself and … Continue reading BookTubeAThon 2016 Wrap-Up