The End of September

We've come to the end of another month: how does it stack up against the expectations I set at the beginning? I set three goals for my blog, and here's how they worked out: Read 10 books...and review them all! (Read: 9; Reviewed: 9) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - scheduled for Nov. 5 Love Him or … Continue reading The End of September

Banned Books Week

In honor of Banned Books Week, I wanted to share a paper I wrote a few years ago (Spring 2016, to be exact) about a banned book. The project was to pick a book from the banned list, research a specific instance of banning, and write a paper on it, inserting our own opinions as … Continue reading Banned Books Week

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

The sunshine blogger award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. Thank you to Shanah at Bionic Book Worm for nominating me! So now I've got some questions to answer, and let's see how this goes. I've also decided that book tags are going to … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Recipe Review: Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

I'm back with another family recipe! This time, it's from my grandmother and her ever-increasing collection of church cookbooks. This cake really defines summer for me. We only saw my grandma during the summer, and she usually had this chocolate chip pound cake ready and waiting for us when we walked through the door, sometimes … Continue reading Recipe Review: Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Characters I Would Team Up With to Rule the World

There's always an element of speculation involved when you read a book. "Would I get along with this main character?" you ask yourself. It's usually gonna be a yes or a no answer. But what about if you were planning on getting along with a villain? This week's topic still comes from Shanah @ Bionic … Continue reading Characters I Would Team Up With to Rule the World

ARC Review: “Artemis” by Andy Weir

WARNING: If you want to form your own opinion of Artemis, you might not want to read this review. If you would like to know what you're wading into, go ahead and read on. I really wanted to like this story. My God, did I want to like this story. The Martian is one of … Continue reading ARC Review: “Artemis” by Andy Weir

ENG 513: Pride & Prejudice

This is the only Austen book I read before I signed up for the Austen class. I actually read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies first and enjoyed it, so I decided to pick up the original book. I struggled through it a bit, but I found Mr. Bennet amusing and enjoyed the writing style and the … Continue reading ENG 513: Pride & Prejudice

Recipe Review: Sheet Tray Shrimp and Potatoes with Lemon

Original recipe from Real Simple. I tore it out of the magazine and brought it back to Montevallo with me. Eventually I'll copy it into my recipe book. Can I give this recipe the award for most awkward title ever? Because it totally deserves it. I keep tripping over the words when I try to say … Continue reading Recipe Review: Sheet Tray Shrimp and Potatoes with Lemon