Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read by Auto-Read Authors

Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share our auto-buy authors—in other words, authors whose books we would automatically buy without even really knowing what their new book was about beforehand. Personally, there are few authors whose books I would automatically purchase, but there are many authors… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read by Auto-Read Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday

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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Short Stories that Exceed Tall Expectations

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share our favorite short story collections. While I usually prefer reading novels over short stories, I have enjoyed several fantastic collections. Here are a few of my favorites! Apparently I haven't read enough short story collections to fill… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Short Stories that Exceed Tall Expectations

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2018 TBR

Happy Tuesday!! More importantly: HAPPY SUMMER! I'm officially back from Oxford for the next eight weeks, which means it's time to share the books I'm most looking forward to reading this summer. This is a conglomeration of books that friends have recommended to me, that remind me of Oxford, and that I've been meaning to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2018 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names {For Plants}

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is supposed to be Best Character Names; however, as per usual I've decided to put my own spin on it. A few years ago I made a Top Ten Tuesday list of Characters I'd Name My Plants After, which was a blast.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names {For Plants}

Study Abroad

A Year of Oxford Reading Lists | Holly Goes Abroad

What do we have here? A Holly Goes Abroad post on a Wednesday?! Indeed. A few weeks ago someone commented asking if I could share all of my required reading lists from my year studying at Oxford, so that's what I'm going to do today. I'm posting this in the middle of the week because it's more… Continue reading A Year of Oxford Reading Lists | Holly Goes Abroad

Awards

Mystery Blogger Award | 3

Start warming up your super-sleuth abilities because it's time for another Mystery Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Erin @ Her Big Mouth Book Blog for nominating me!! Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well Tell your readers 3 things about… Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award | 3

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Reread Forever

Happy Tuesday!! I am so excited about this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic because it features one of my absolute favorite parts about being a bookworm: rereading. I adore rereading my favorite books over and over and over again for countless reasons: the comforting familiarity, the brilliant writing, the characters that feel like old friends you haven't spoken to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Reread Forever

Books

THE HAMLET by William Faulkner | Review

The Hamlet (1940), the first novel in William Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, tells the story of Flem Snopes' rise to relative power and influence in Frenchman's Bend. Yoknapatawpha County is the iconic backdrop to this slow burn of a novel, one that sets the stage for future books and stories to be written about the Snopes clan. The… Continue reading THE HAMLET by William Faulkner | Review

Discussion

Why I Love Character Maps | Discussion

Today I'm here to discuss one of my recent favorite things: character maps. I discovered the greatness of character maps while trudging through all of my required reading for my year at Oxford this past summer. Although there may be many differences between Victorian literature and the works of William Faulkner, there is one important feature… Continue reading Why I Love Character Maps | Discussion