A Classic Couple: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Goldfinch

Weeks ago I made a Top Ten Tuesday post listing pairs of classics and contemporary books. After several people commented with further questions about these pairs, I decided to go through them individually in this weekly feature called A Classic Couple. Today I'll be sharing similarities between dark, intense, captivating novels: Oscar Wilde's The Picture of …

Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Happy Tuesday!! As you read this post I'll be spending my first day abroad in England as I move into my room at Mansfield College in Oxford. (!!!!) Since today's TTT topic is about our fall TBR lists, I thought I would share the ten novels I was assigned to read for my English Literature 1830-1910 …

AUGUST 2017 | Wrap-Up

August has always been one of my favorite months of the year. I love the feeling of transition that it brings, mostly because for the majority of my life it has meant starting an exciting new year of school. This year my academics are starting a little later (I'm coming, Oxford!) but August nevertheless brought …

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde | Review

After reading Oscar Wilde's dark classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, I certainly wasn't expecting this little play to be so charming and lighthearted. The Importance of Being Earnest is a true treat to read, for more reason than one. Wilde surprised me with his witty, hilarious sense of humor. I laughed out loud several times while reading …

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 …

BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR

HAPPY BOOKTUBEATHON TIME! The Booktubeathon is an annual event hosted by Ariel Bissett that encourages people to read as much as they can in seven days. Packed with challenges, giveaways, and fun videos, the Booktubeathon is guaranteed to be a blast! This year the Booktubeathon is taking place from July 18th to July 24th. If you …

More Books: Second Semester Edition

As per usual, I cannot refrain from accumulating more books. Being an English major certainly doesn't remedy this problem because I'm constantly discovering works that I'd love to add to my collection. Here are some books that managed to slip through the cracks of my willpower this past semester: After reading (and loving!) Willa Cather's …

QUOTE: The Picture of Dorian Gray

"Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets." ~page 247 of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde This quote stood out to me while I was reading because of the comparison it makes between life and art. I think it's such a beautiful and interesting connection to …

Book Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Author: Oscar Wilde Number of Pages: 254 Publisher: Random House: Modern Library Release Date: 1890 "The tale of a youth whose features, year after year, retain the same appearance of innocent beauty while the shame of his abhorrent vices becomes mirrored on the features of his portrait." - Goodreads.com While reading this classic story, I was thoroughly surprised by …

WWW Wednesdays: March 19th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? I'm finally reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth!!!! So far, I like it a lot more than Insurgent. I've heard that the ending is controversial so I'm excited to read it for myself!! What did you recently finish reading??? Over the …