Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT

What’s this?! A Classic Couple post?! After SO MANY MOONS OF ABSENCE?!?! I’m so excited to be back with this feature because it’s one of my absolute favorites. I have such a soft spot for classic lit and even though there are certainly some problematic beans out there (I’m looking at you, male-dominated white western… Continue reading A Classic Couple: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT

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Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

When I realized recently that I have never made a Classic Couple pairing of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999), I vowed to remedy that situation immediately. This classic/contemporary duo always reminds me of the start of the school year, which makes this the… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Happy Tuesday!! August is coming to a close, which means it's time to start thinking about going back to school. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is back-to-school themed, which means I've decided to focus on classic literature. Classics definitely get a bad reputation from required reading lists in classrooms; however, I think looking at… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Buy for the College Student in Your Life

Happy Tuesday! The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's time for The Broke and the Bookish's holiday gift guide freebie week! Since I'm currently a college student, I thought I would share some of my expertise about this terrifying, tumultuous, and exciting time of life in the form of the Top Ten Books to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Buy for the College Student in Your Life

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: When Book Club Becomes Debate Club

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween if you celebrate it! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is open-ended, allowing us to choose what kinds of books we would recommend to a book club. In the frustrating, bewildering spirit of the United States presidential election, I've decided to go with… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: When Book Club Becomes Debate Club

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name My Plants After

Happy Tuesday! If you were to ever visit my dorm room then you would immediately understand my love for tiny plants. My roommate and I have a number of them sitting along our windowsill, eagerly waiting to cheer us up whenever we come back to the room after a long day. I adore my plants,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name My Plants After

Quotes

QUOTE: J.D. Salinger

"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it."   ~ page 18 of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger As much as… Continue reading QUOTE: J.D. Salinger