Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2018

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share the top ten authors we read for the first time in 2018. Largely due to all the books I had to read for my coursework, I was lucky enough to have been introduced to a plethora of brilliant writers this past year. As I made… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2018

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Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Feminist Writing Tutorial

Now that Hilary term at Oxford has officially come and gone, I'm going to share my thoughts on the Feminist Writing tutorial I recently completed. This tutorial (basically what they call classes at Oxford) was an English course, but it also blended some feminist theory into the mix as well. It was nice to have… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Feminist Writing Tutorial

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: Howards End and On Beauty

It's finally time to return to the long-lost Classic Couple feature! Today I'll be highlighting a pair of novels that were basically designed to go together: E.M. Forster's Howards End (1910) and Zadie Smith's On Beauty (2005). Smith wrote On Beauty as a purposeful homage to Forster's novel, meaning that there are countless fascinating parallels between them. Without further ado, it's… Continue reading A Classic Couple: Howards End and On Beauty

Monthly Wrap-Up

FEBRUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

Happy March! It's that time once again to look back on the last month's books, favorites, adventures, and highlights. I'm just going to ignore the fact that it's March already and spring has basically already arrived in England which means we're getting closer to summer... but enough looking ahead! Here's what I was up to… Continue reading FEBRUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

Books

WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith | Review

"Zadie Smith's dazzling first novel plays out its bounding, vibrant course in a Jamaican hair salon in North London, an Indian restaurant in Leicester Square, an Irish poolroom turned immigrant café, a liberal public school, a sleek science institute. A winning debut in every respect, White Teeth marks the arrival of a wondrously talented writer… Continue reading WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith | Review

Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: Middlemarch and White Teeth

What's this?? Another Classic Couple feature after months of nothing? That's right! A Classic Couple is back with a whole new round of classic-contemporary pairings. Today I'll be comparing two lengthy but worthwhile novels: Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871-2) and White Teeth by Zadie Smith (1999). Although there are countless differences between these novels, there are numerous surprising similarities that are… Continue reading A Classic Couple: Middlemarch and White Teeth

Bookish

2017 Resolutions: How did I do?

Last January I made this list of my top ten bookish resolutions for 2017... and now the time has come to see how I did! I've completely forgotten what my resolutions were, so this should be an interesting trip down memory lane. 1. Read 24 books. Done! Somehow the stars aligned this year and I actually… Continue reading 2017 Resolutions: How did I do?

Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Bookish Resolutions

Happy Tuesday!! I know that today's official Top Ten Tuesday theme is about our most anticipated 2017 debuts, but here's my dilemma: I really don't know any upcoming debuts being published in 2017. Due to an incredibly busy college semester I've been out of the bookish loop for so long that I haven't been able to stay up… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Bookish Resolutions

Read-A-Thons

#CramAThon 2016 TBR

Hello, hello! Today I come to you with an exciting announcement: I'm participating in the CramAThon 2016! What is the CramAThon, you ask? It's a week-long readathon from December 16th (TODAY!) to December 23rd run by Aprilius Maximus and Whitty Novels. The goal is to try to cram in as many books as you can… Continue reading #CramAThon 2016 TBR