Top Ten Tuesday: I would like to read everything that these authors have written

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share the authors who we've read the most books by. However, I thought it would be fun to do this topic in reverse: instead, I'll be sharing the ten authors whose entire bibliography I hope to read someday. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: I would like to read everything that these authors have written

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: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books by some of our favorite authors that we haven't read (yet). Because I've had very little time to read lately and much of my reading is dictated by class reading lists, this particular list of mine could … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

A Classic Couple: The Song of the Lark and Paper Towns

It seems fitting that books by two of my favorite authors—Willa Cather and John Green—would connect across different centuries. As mentioned in a past Top Ten Tuesday post about pairs of classic and contemporary novels, I’ve found many interesting parallels between Cather’s The Song of the Lark (1915) and Green’s Paper Towns (2008). Thea and … Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Song of the Lark and Paper Towns

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

I Visited Willa Cather’s Grave

One day while reading a short bio of Willa Cather I stumbled upon the fact that she's buried in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, only an hour and a half from where I live. As you can imagine, I was ecstatic. I was shocked when I learned she's buried in NH because I knew she was born … Continue reading I Visited Willa Cather’s Grave

MAY 2017 | Wrap-Up

What a whirlwind May has been! From final exams and moving back home at the end of the semester to starting work again, it feels as though things have been in a constant state of change. Now that May is over and done I feel like everything is finally settling down into a regular routine … Continue reading MAY 2017 | Wrap-Up

THE SONG OF THE LARK by Willa Cather | Review

I'm back with a review of yet another novel by Willa Cather, this being the fourth book I've read by her. Set primarily in a small Colorado town, The Song of the Lark is the story of a girl's journey to stardom as she endeavors to leave her local life behind in pursuit of music. Protagonist Thea … Continue reading THE SONG OF THE LARK by Willa Cather | Review

DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather | Review

Over a full year after reading (and loving) My Ántonia, I have finally picked up another book by Willa Cather. Set in 1851 primarily in New Mexico, Death Comes for the Archbishop is a story of religion, a clash of cultures, the deceiving concept of the American identity, and living in the present by embracing the past. When Father … Continue reading DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather | Review

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