ENG 590: First Vonnegut Scholarship

You are free to skip this particular blog post, because I'm sure you didn't sign up to read critical/literary essays when you decided to follow this blog. However, if that's right up your alley, go ahead! If you've been following along, you'll know that my Vonnegut class required three Vonnegut scholarship essays, each of week … Continue reading ENG 590: First Vonnegut Scholarship

First Impression Friday: “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

This week's book is The Nest, by Cynthia Sweeney. This is a novel I've had my eye on for quite some time, but I never got around to reading it. It was on the Summer Says table at Books-a-Million for months after its release, and I touched it every single time I passed the table, trying … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

Hey there! You might have noticed that I've changed my blog style. I decided I wanted to overhaul a few things during my lunch break, and as such, I don't have access to any sort of computer program to fix the graphics/dividers that I've got going on right now, so if you'll give me a … Continue reading The Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

Recipe Review – Italian Chicken Bake

First of all, let me say that I've got no idea where this recipe originally came from. I'm assuming I got it out of a magazine or something, so I'm just going to write out the recipe here for you: Recipe: 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4-6 tablespoons prepared pesto 1-2 roma tomatoes 1 cup … Continue reading Recipe Review – Italian Chicken Bake

Top 5 Opening Lines

Welcome back, everyone, to Top 5 Tuesday, where I'm spending my time procrastinating even more on my thesis in order to give you these amazing first lines right here. As always, this weekly meme is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. What constitutes a good first line? As a writer myself, this is something … Continue reading Top 5 Opening Lines

Time’s 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

As I was sitting here, wondering what to write and scrolling through the Reader, I came across a list of the top 100 best young-adult books on two different blogs and realized that it was something I wanted to do, too. (Also, thanks be to Thrice Read & A Cup of Wittea for going ahead … Continue reading Time’s 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

Book Review – “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

I'm sure I've mentioned this one time and time again throughout the various Top 5 Tuesday posts or just my mental wanderings on this blog, but The Phantom Tollbooth holds a very special place in my heart. My fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Drumgoole, would read us part of a chapter after recess every day until we … Continue reading Book Review – “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

ENG 590: “Bluebeard”

At the beginning of the semester, my professor broke the news that there would be three presentations throughout the semester (one for each student in the class), and we could choose one of three books to do our presentations on. One of my classmates picked hers right away, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, because it was … Continue reading ENG 590: “Bluebeard”

First Impression Friday – “Children of Blood and Bone”

Good morning, and welcome to a brand-new thing I'm going to attempt to keep up with! (I've currently got four standard posts a week, with all others being extra, and this is going to add a fifth one. Am I crazy, or just ambitious?) This is First Impression Friday, hosted by JW Martin @ Storeys … Continue reading First Impression Friday – “Children of Blood and Bone”

Rapid-Fire Book Tag

Good afternoon, everybody! I hope you're enjoying the weather today. I'm sitting and sulking because it's going to be in the 90s by the end of the week and I am not about this heat. I want to take mom out to this new garden shop on Saturday for Mother's Day, and I don't want … Continue reading Rapid-Fire Book Tag