Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books we enjoyed that were out of our comfort zones. Specifically, I'm going to list ten books that scared me but that I read anyways. In this post, I take a loose approach to the definition of "scare." … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

A Classic Couple: ON THE ROAD and THE ROAD

At a first glance, it might seem as though the only thing that Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road have in common is their similar titles. Though the contexts and genres of these books are very different—the 1940s in the United States vs. a frightening dystopian future—the stories themselves share many … Continue reading A Classic Couple: ON THE ROAD and THE ROAD

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy | Review

Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road tells the story of a father and son as they struggle to survive in an apocalyptic world not too unlike our own. The sun doesn’t shine, food is scarce, and few people have survived—yet our protagonists travel onward, relentlessly trudging along the same never-ending road. Filled with a desperate hope … Continue reading THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy | Review

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

JULY 2017 | Wrap-Up

July was a blur of hot days, air-conditioned office spaces, lakeside reading, and time spent with friends and family... not a bad way to spend the bulk of summer! Here's what I was up to this past month: In July I read a total of 9 books: Hard Times by Charles Dickens North and South by Elizabeth … Continue reading JULY 2017 | Wrap-Up