Between June and December of this year I’ll be working on my longest, most ambitious writing adventure to date: finishing my capstone project for my master’s degree. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a peek behind the scenes at the books I can’t write without. These are books that live on my desk so I can […]

Over the last two weeks I’ve been listening to The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, a fascinating story about a relatively unknown group of women who stood up for their rights in the 1920s and 30s. This book was captivating, and it was a great book to listen to on Audible. For the past few years now, […]

One of the categories on the Book Fifty Reading Challenge this year is a “Book Published in 1917 or before.” When I did some research on books published in 1917, I found The Alpine Path, a very short memoir by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables and many other lovely books. The Anne books […]

My apologies in advance for the length of this post! I started writing my thoughts and just couldn’t stop. On the bright side, I’ve included pictures to break up that dreaded text wall! 🙂  When I started this post, I tried to count up the number of times I’ve read Romeo and Juliet–I read it […]

A few months ago, I wrote about overcoming book-timidation, or the strange fear you get from even thinking about reading certain books. Well, tonight I’ve got a review for you of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, and I’ll be honest–it’s a book that still intimidates me, and I’ve already finished it! I read some […]

As I’m sure you’re all aware, today is William and Kate’s sixth wedding anniversary. I’m not sure if I’ve shared my Kate Middleton obsession on the blog, but I have spent time writing about the British royals, from Queen Elizabeth II to Netflix’s new drama The Crown to PBS’s show Victoria.  You also might know that I was […]

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, Summer will be here! The last few months of school are always ridiculously busy, so I’ve been feeling like the blog has been a little neglected. So in the spirit of spicing things up, here’s a random collection of things that I’m reading/loving. Currently Reading: […]

Last year on Shakespeare’s birthday I wrote at length about why I love Shakespeare, and I gave you several good reasons why he’s still worth reading. Not much has changed about my opinion over the last 365 days, so I’ll just direct you to that post if you’re questioning the Bard’s relevance. Today’s post is more of a reflection […]

Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried several times to write a post about Silence by Shusaku Endo, but I haven’t been able to organize my thoughts into any coherent structure. I don’t think any short blog post can do this novel justice, but here we go. If you’ve never heard of this novel before, it was […]

  If you’re on Spring Break like I am this week, you might be looking for some shorter books or lighter reads that you can finish in one sitting. The ten books I’ve selected below would be perfect beach reads, rainy day reads, or stuck-in-traffic-because-the-interstate-collapsed reads. Most adults read around 300 words per minute, which means […]