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

8 Classic Novels about Family Dynamics | Recommendations

Happy Mother's Day!! In honor of this special day, I thought I would share some classic novels about family dynamics... albeit, not always the most positive ones! I think reading about fictional families is so interesting, and a close look at family dynamics always adds more depth to a novel. Books like these are a … Continue reading 8 Classic Novels about Family Dynamics | Recommendations

Dear LONGBOURN by Jo Baker: An unconventional companion to Pride and Prejudice

Dear Longbourn by Jo Baker, I've had my eye on you for a while. When I was in high school I worked as a page at my local library, and I would often pick you up when I walked by you on the shelf and read your inside flap, intrigued by your basic premise. A … Continue reading Dear LONGBOURN by Jo Baker: An unconventional companion to Pride and Prejudice

5 Classics for February

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. For the month of February, I thought I would highlight some of my favorite classic romance novels, most of them from the Victorian Era. What's better than a little Jane Austin at this time of year? … Continue reading 5 Classics for February

Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Would Give New Titles To

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share books that we would give new titles to. I’ve decided to give this a little classic twist, so I’ll be renaming classic titles. This sounds like a lot of fun, so let’s jump right in! What do you think of these new titles? … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Would Give New Titles To

MARCH 2018 | Wrap-Up

{When you realize half way through April that you forgot to schedule your March wrap-up before you left to travel for two weeks... oops! Better late than never, right?!} It's official, folks: we're one-fourth of the way through 2018! I'm pretty sure I say this literally every month, but it's so hard to believe that … Continue reading MARCH 2018 | Wrap-Up

5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers

Happy Fathers' Day! In honor of this important holiday, I thought I would share a list of 5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers from literature. These fathers aren't perfect; however, they provide a lot of food for thought when it comes to thinking about the role of a father in a family. There are so many examples of interesting … Continue reading 5 Fascinating Fictional Fathers

Why Mr. Bennet is My Favorite Character in P&P

When I read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for the second time, I fully expected Mr. Darcy ultimately be my favorite character. Everyone and their mother seems to love Mr. Darcy in that infatuated, fangirl-ish way, but I found that my admiration was sparked by a different P&P man: Mr. Bennet. Here's why: 1. He's bookish and spends most … Continue reading Why Mr. Bennet is My Favorite Character in P&P

PERSUASION by Jane Austen

Before reading Persuasion, the only novel I had ever read by Jane Austen was Pride and Prejudice, which I adored. I actually read the two back to back, which I quickly realized was a bit of a mistake. I found there to be a distinct difference in the tones of these two novels, and I was not expecting the more … Continue reading PERSUASION by Jane Austen

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a book blogger in possession of a good book, must be in want of a review. For once I’m actually writing a review mere hours after finishing a novel. Usually I get so caught up in reading the next book on my shelf that I don’t get around … Continue reading PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen