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5 Classics for October

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Of course, there's one word that automatically comes to mind when thinking about the month of October: spooky! What better way to ring in the Halloween season than by reading some spooky books? Here are my… Continue reading 5 Classics for October

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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Women Leaders

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is one that I think is incredibly important: leadership in fiction. While being a fun source of entertainment, literature is also immensely valuable in providing role models for readers. In particular, I think it is incredibly important for literature to provide readers with women and girls that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Women Leaders

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

What could a classic novel that was initially serialized in the nineteenth century and a recent bestseller that became a successful movie on the big screen possibly have in common? A lot, actually. Though Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl were published over a century apart, they are nevertheless linked… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

Books

THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins | Review

Wilkie Collins is commonly known as a master of Victorian sensationalist fiction whose work has greatly influenced what we now know as detective and mystery genres of literature. The Woman in White was published as a full novel in 1860 after having been an extremely popular serialized publication from November 1859 to August 1860. Collins' clever… Continue reading THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins | Review

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

Monthly Wrap-Up

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

Read-A-Thons

Booktube-A-Thon 2017 Wrap-Up

It's official: the Booktube-A-Thon has come to a close! It's time to tally up page counts, reading challenges, and books read in this wrap-up of the week. At the beginning of the read-a-thon I posted my Booktube-A-Thon TBR with my goals for this reading adventure. Let's see how I did!! George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl… Continue reading Booktube-A-Thon 2017 Wrap-Up

Read-A-Thons

Booktube-A-Thon 2017 TBR

HAPPY BOOKTUBE-A-THON TIME! The Booktube-a-thon is an annual event hosted by Ariel Bissett that encourages people to read as much as they can in seven days. Packed with challenges, giveaways, and fun videos, the Booktubeathon is guaranteed to be a blast! This year the Booktube-a-thon is taking place from July 24th to July 30th. (That's right:… Continue reading Booktube-A-Thon 2017 TBR