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Falling Asleep While Reading: A Saga

This summer I’ve encountered a dilemma that I haven’t really ever had to deal with before: I keep falling asleep while reading. Now, I’ve never really been much of a night owl. I’ve always preferred going to bed around 11pm and getting up at 7am to going to bed at 2am and getting up at… Continue reading Falling Asleep While Reading: A Saga

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An Experiment in Multitasking and Reading

Recently I watched a little documentary on Youtube called "BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content" in which Max Joseph explores bookstores across Latin America while also investigating how to read more in his everyday life. I enjoyed this documentary for many reasons, so there may be several posts pertaining… Continue reading An Experiment in Multitasking and Reading

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Avoiding Book Burnout as an English Major

Recently someone asked me in a comment how I avoid burning out as an English major--in other words, how do I keep from getting sick of reading? It might sound implausible that a bookworm could get tired of reading, but it definitely happens. When the line between work and play is blurred, it can suddenly feel… Continue reading Avoiding Book Burnout as an English Major

Books

LIT UP by David Denby | Review

As I scrolled through the audio books available for me to download on Overdrive before my long flight to England, one title (and subtitle) caught my attention: Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives. by David Denby. How could I resist? David Denby, an American journalist and film critic for The New… Continue reading LIT UP by David Denby | Review

Awards

Sunshine Blogger Award | 6

Hello, hello! It's time for yet another award (this seems to be a recurring Wednesday theme recently...). Thanks so much to Emma @ Emma Reads for nominating me!! Emma is one of the sweetest bookworms ever so definitely check out her blog! 1. Kiss, marry, kill: The main characters of the last three fiction books… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 6

Tags

Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

Although I mostly read classics now (largely due to all of my course work) the genre that first got me hooked on reading was definitely fantasy. You can imagine how excited I was to see that I was recently tagged to do the Fantasy Tropes Book Tag. Thanks so much to Kelly @ Just Another… Continue reading Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

Awards

Sunshine Blogger Award | 5

Today I'm here with the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Kayla @ Kayla's Book Nook for nominating me!! 1. Where was the last place you travelled, and when was it? To Oxford, England where I'm currently studying abroad. 2. How many physical books do you own? Now that you mention it, I've never… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award | 5

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Bookish Resolutions

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (now brought to us by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share our bookish resolutions for 2018. Now that the new year is well underway and I've done some reflecting on 2017, I think it's time to set some new goals. I don't like to put… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Bookish Resolutions

Discussion

What does it mean to be a “relevant” reader? | Discussion

Today I'd like to talk about a topic that I've been thinking about a lot lately: What does it mean to be a "relevant" reader? Recently I watched a video by Ariel Bissett in which she talks about the pressure in the online book community to read certain books as soon as possible to be… Continue reading What does it mean to be a “relevant” reader? | Discussion

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2017 Resolutions: How did I do?

Last January I made this list of my top ten bookish resolutions for 2017... and now the time has come to see how I did! I've completely forgotten what my resolutions were, so this should be an interesting trip down memory lane. 1. Read 24 books. Done! Somehow the stars aligned this year and I actually… Continue reading 2017 Resolutions: How did I do?