11 Reasons to Read STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as … Continue reading 11 Reasons to Read STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel

The Nope Book Tag

I'm not usually someone who often speaks negatively of books (good luck? good taste? good recommendations from friends and fellow bloggers? who knows!) but sometimes being less than positive is unavoidable. Today I'll be talking about some not so great books (in my opinion!) in the Nope Book Tag. Thanks so much to Marie @ … Continue reading The Nope Book Tag

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 … Continue reading My Problem with Shakespeare | Discussion

HAMLET by William Shakespeare

To like Hamlet or not like Hamlet, that is the question... I have a confession to make: I'm not really a big fan of Shakespeare. Ever since first reading one of his works as a freshman in high school (Romeo and Juliet, naturally) I've had mixed feelings about the Bard. To be quite honest, none of … Continue reading HAMLET by William Shakespeare

QUOTE: Shakespeare

"In jest, there is truth."  ~ King Lear by Shakespeare Oh, Shakespeare- how wise you are! This quote from his tragedy King Lear is short, simple, and definitely true. People often use humor to mask the harsh truth. Don't we all, at times? That's why I love when there are Fools in his plays, because they give the best … Continue reading QUOTE: Shakespeare

Review: KING LEAR

Author: William Shakespeare Number of Pages: 320 Publisher: SparkNotes Release Date: 1604 "One of Shakespeare's finest tragedies, the work displays a pessimism and nihilism that make it a 20th-century favorite. The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, allotting each a portion in proportion to the eloquence of her declaration of love. The hypocritical Goneril … Continue reading Review: KING LEAR

The Reading List // Classics Club Challenge

Hi, everyone! Today's post is a very special TBR list, as I have decided to join the Classics Club Reading Challenge! You can read more about the specifics of this challenge here, but basically it means that you make a list of classics you'd like to read by a certain date. Each time you read … Continue reading The Reading List // Classics Club Challenge

BookTubeAThon 2015 Wrap-Up

Alas! the BookTubeAThon 2015 has come to a close. What a week it has been! Between watching all of the update videos, participating in Twitter sprints, and reading my bookish behind off, it's a wonder that I've had any time to blog at all! While I'm sure I didn't read as much as many participants … Continue reading BookTubeAThon 2015 Wrap-Up

BookTubeAThon 2015 TBR

It's BookTubeAThon time! You know what that means: plenty of fun challenges, a contagious community spirit, and TONS OF READING. This year the event runs from August 3rd to August 9th. If you haven't heard of the BookTubeAThon before or you want to learn more about it, you can check out the official Youtube channel … Continue reading BookTubeAThon 2015 TBR