Books

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

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Appreciated, Not Enjoyed

Happy Tuesday!! As per usual, I've decided to switch up this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme a bit (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). The theme is supposed to be Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read; however, I often find it hard to list many books that I really dislike because I tend… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Appreciated, Not Enjoyed

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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

Bookish, Discussion, Drama

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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2017 TBR

Happy Tuesday!! June is almost here, meaning that summer is right around the corner! (In my mind it's been summer for a few weeks now because my semester ended a while ago, but I guess if we're talking seasons then we still have a bit to go...) Anyways, today's Top Ten Tuesday theme from The… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2017 TBR

Bookish, College, Discussion

How to Read Sexist Texts When You’re a Feminist English Major | Discussion

Recently I had the displeasure of taking a course dedicated to Renaissance poetry, and MY OH MY were those old white men a bunch of misogynistic poets. While there were a few glimmers of hope amidst the nearly translucent pages of my weathered Norton Anthology of Poetry (as shown by my previous discussion of Shakespeare's Sonnet 2),… Continue reading How to Read Sexist Texts When You’re a Feminist English Major | Discussion

Discussion, Poetry

How Shakespeare Redefined Beauty (Sort Of) | Discussion

This semester I'm taking a Renaissance Poetry class, which can basically be summed up in two words: Shakespeare's sonnets. We've read much more than solely sonnets by Shakespeare, of course; however, he had such a remarkable influence on this poetic form that many of our class discussions of other poems ultimately circle back to the… Continue reading How Shakespeare Redefined Beauty (Sort Of) | Discussion

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Book Sacrifice Tag

Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a lovely day. Today I'm here to share the Book Sacrifice Tag with you-- it sounds a little scary, but I'm sure we'll make it through. Thanks so much to Shar @ Virtually Read for tagging me! This tag is short and sweet, so let's get started. An Over-Hyped… Continue reading Book Sacrifice Tag

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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… Continue reading The Inside Out Book Tag

Drama, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Busting Out of My Comfort Zone with Plays

Happy Tuesday! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is a very interesting one: going outside of your comfort zone, or the genre that you typically read. For me, I'm always most hesitant about reading plays because I tend to a) either have a hard time reading them (I'm looking at you, Shakespeare) or b) not… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Busting Out of My Comfort Zone with Plays