WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK by Sandra Cisneros | Review

Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories explores life of women on both sides of the Mexico-USA border. Although mostly written in English, this short story collection does include bits and pieces of Spanish sprinkled throughout, which I really enjoyed as someone studying Spanish in college. It's always fun to see how quickly your mind can go …

2016: How Did I Do?

Today I'm taking a look back on the 2016 resolutions I made last January to see what progress I made on these goals. I honestly haven't looked at these resolutions since I first made them, so this will be as much of a surprise for you as it will be for me! 1. Read at …

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel García Márquez | Review

In a New York Times book review, William Kennedy once wrote that "One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race." After reading Gregory Rabassa's English translation of this classic Spanish novel by Gabriel García Márquez, I have to say that I …

ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell | Review

George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm has been on my reading radar for quite some time. After reading the unsettling 1984 a few years ago and his collection of essays titled Why I Write more recently, I've been meaning to tick Animal Farm off of my list as well. As is often the case, this impressive novel has left me with one question: …

How Did I Do? | Bookish Goals for Summer 2016

  It's that bittersweet time of August once again: the end of summer. This weekend I move into my college dorm room to begin my sophomore year at Wheaton College (MA), and I couldn't be more excited. However, that also means that I have to say goodbye to an incredible summer filled with friends, family, …

Bookish Goals for Summer 2016

Even though my summer break from college technically began about a month ago, I'm just starting to feel like it's actually summer. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is starting to shine on a regular basis, and other students are finally having their last days of school for the year. I have a little …

WWW Wednesdays: July 22nd

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading Don't Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis. I LOVE learning about United States history, and I'm really enjoying this book so far. It's basically gives a brief summary of …

Book Review: WONDER (La lección de August)

Author: R.J. Palacio Number of Pages: 414 Publisher: Books for Young Readers Release Date: February 14, 2012  "August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in …

WWW Wednesdays: June 10th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, which is the second book in the Millennium series. A copy of this book has been sitting on my shelf for a …

I Spent a Night at College for the First Time… and Survived!!

Recently I had the opportunity to spend the night at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. As part of their overnight program for admitted students, I was able to stay overnight on campus with a student host and then attend a class the next morning. I was pretty nervous beforehand because I had never been to …