Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Cheer You Up on Valentine's Day

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a love freebie, so I've decided to do a classic Valentine's Day themed post. However, instead of listing books about romantic relationships, I'm sharing ten eight books to cheer you up on Valentine's Day. This strange holiday isn't always all …

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? …

A Classic Couple: Romeo & Juliet and The Hunger Games

Sometimes it seems as though everyone is birthed from the womb with an inherent knowledge of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I have a feeling that a similar situation will happen with Suzanne Collins' novel The Hunger Games in a few generations. Just as the mention of Shakespeare's famous play immediately conjures up ideas of star-crossed lovers and family feuds, The …

My Problem with Shakespeare | Discussion

Confession: I don't particularly like Shakespeare. Usually when I tell people I'm not a huge fan of Shakespeare I receive a piercing glare and a disapproving "Really?" This conversation inevitably results in me trying to defend my opinions while undergoing intense scrutiny from the opposing party. Apathy towards the Bard was the norm when I …

The Inside Out Book Tag

I only watched Pixar's fabulous movie Inside Out very recently, so imagine my surprise when I saw that I had been tagged in this lovely bookish tag! I loved how clever, unique, and touching the movie was (tears, people, tears) and it reminded me just how confusing emotions can be sometimes. Needless to say, I'm very …

Book Review: OTHELLO

In my English class we are currently working with the theme of "power." To demonstrate the power that some people can have over others, my English teacher had us read Othello. This is the second play by William Shakespeare that I have read (the first being Romeo and Juliet in English class last year) so I …