5 Classics for May

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. That has certainly been true where I live thus far this month--so many flowers in the garden have begun to bloom and it's so lovely to … Continue reading 5 Classics for May

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? … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Would Give New Titles To

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Relate With

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a character freebie, which means we can choose any theme we wish as long as it involves characters. I thought it would be fun to list some characters that I relate with for various reasons. Some of these might be obvious … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Relate With

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’ve (Shamelessly & Proudly) Written In

Happy Tuesday! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share our unpopular bookish opinions. However, I thought I would hone in on one unpopular bookish opinion and share ten examples of it instead. Perhaps one of my most controversial book habits is that I often annotate and … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’ve (Shamelessly & Proudly) Written In

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Tackle that Reading Slump

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books that pull us out of reading slumps. We've all been there: for some reason the mood just won't strike us, and any book we open up inevitably seems off-putting. Reading slumps are a bibliophile's worst nightmare, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Tackle that Reading Slump

My Personal Canon | 2017

Recently Jillian @ To Begin with I Read Jane Eyre created a post about her own personal literary canon and requested that I do the same. The goal is to compose a list of books that have greatly influenced your life, that you consider to be your favorite books, etc. I think this is a really … Continue reading My Personal Canon | 2017

A Letter to Daisy Buchanan

Dear Daisy, Hi. How are you? How has your day been so far? No, you don't know me, and I would venture to say that I don't know you quite as well as I'd like to think I do. I've read about your luxurious house and your arrogant, obnoxious husband and even your daughter. Despite … Continue reading A Letter to Daisy Buchanan

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Reread

Recently I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for the second time; as expected, a multitude of thoughts ensued. When I First Read I first read this classic American novel as assigned reading for my American Literature class when I was a junior in high school. As you can tell by my glowing review, I … Continue reading THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Reread

Books I Brought With Me to College // 1

I'M IN COLLEGE! This means that I had to pack A LOT of stuff to bring with me, including books.  Since I'm majoring in English I figured that I'll be busy reading assigned books for class, so I wouldn't have much time for reading other things. Because of this, I showed immense self control by only … Continue reading Books I Brought With Me to College // 1

QUOTE: The Great Gatsby

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  ~ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald In this quote, Fitzgerald has beautifully captured one of the many reasons why … Continue reading QUOTE: The Great Gatsby