Top Ten Tuesday

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

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos You Didn’t See Coming

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to mash books together. In the same vein as my Classic Couple feature, I'm going to incorporate a classic and more contemporary book in each pair I make. Let's see how weird this gets, shall we? What do you think of the combos I've created?… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos You Didn’t See Coming

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Goldfinch

Weeks ago I made a Top Ten Tuesday post listing pairs of classics and contemporary books. After several people commented with further questions about these pairs, I decided to go through them individually in this weekly feature called A Classic Couple. Today I'll be sharing similarities between dark, intense, captivating novels: Oscar Wilde's The Picture of… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Goldfinch

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Happy Tuesday!! As you read this post I'll be spending my first day abroad in England as I move into my room at Mansfield College in Oxford. (!!!!) Since today's TTT topic is about our fall TBR lists, I thought I would share the ten novels I was assigned to read for my English Literature 1830-1910… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Monthly Wrap-Up

AUGUST 2017 | Wrap-Up

August has always been one of my favorite months of the year. I love the feeling of transition that it brings, mostly because for the majority of my life it has meant starting an exciting new year of school. This year my academics are starting a little later (I'm coming, Oxford!) but August nevertheless brought… Continue reading AUGUST 2017 | Wrap-Up

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

Books, Drama

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde | Review

After reading Oscar Wilde's dark classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, I certainly wasn't expecting this little play to be so charming and lighthearted. The Importance of Being Earnest is a true treat to read, for more reason than one. Wilde surprised me with his witty, hilarious sense of humor. I laughed out loud several times while reading… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde | Review

Quotes

QUOTE: The Picture of Dorian Gray

"Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets." ~page 247 of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde This quote stood out to me while I was reading because of the comparison it makes between life and art. I think it's such a beautiful and interesting connection to… Continue reading QUOTE: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Books

Book Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Author: Oscar Wilde Number of Pages: 254 Publisher: Random House: Modern Library Release Date: 1890 "The tale of a youth whose features, year after year, retain the same appearance of innocent beauty while the shame of his abhorrent vices becomes mirrored on the features of his portrait." - Goodreads.com While reading this classic story, I was thoroughly surprised by… Continue reading Book Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays: March 12th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? I'm in the middle of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. So far I'm really enjoying it. Wilde is such a great writer, and the story is a really intriguing one. What did you recently finish… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays: March 12th