The 9th Annual San Antonio Book Festival: Online Edition

Warning: Long Post Ahead! So I've never attended a book festival before - there's one in Huntsville, a little under two hours north of where I live, and while I've thought about attending, I just didn't do it. And now with COVID, there aren't many live events out there and I had struck all in-person … Continue reading The 9th Annual San Antonio Book Festival: Online Edition

GoodReads 2021 Reading Challenge: Completed?

As of March 1, 2021, I have officially completed by 2021 GoodReads Reading Challenge. I feel really conflicted about this one, because at the end of February, I blew through twenty-one Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels, which pushed me over my reading goal for the year. I was sitting at 39 books already, but … Continue reading GoodReads 2021 Reading Challenge: Completed?

This is Not a Drill: All 22 “Redwall” Books Acquired by Netflix

Redwall is a book series that holds a high place in the heart (and on the bookshelves!) of many adults readers, as this was usually their first introduction to fantasy. The first book, Redwall, was published in 1986, and introduced readers to Matthias, a small mouse in Redwall Abbey, who has been hearing the mysterious … Continue reading This is Not a Drill: All 22 “Redwall” Books Acquired by Netflix

The Most Disappointing Books of 2020

On Tuesday, I did a list of my favorite books of 2020. Today, I'm doing a list of my most disappointing books of 2020. None of these were actually published in 2020, but I read all of them this year. I'm going to limit this to just five, like Tuesday's list, so that it doesn't … Continue reading The Most Disappointing Books of 2020

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

ENG 590: “Slaughterhouse-Five”

Welcome to the first real entry in my Vonnegut series! Today we're going to go over one of Vonnegut's most famous works, Slaughterhouse-Five. You're probably going to question the order that I do this series in, but don't fret; I'm doing them in the order that we read the books in class. It's as simple … Continue reading ENG 590: “Slaughterhouse-Five”

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

ENG 513: Jane Austen

This fall, I'll be taking approximately one scheduled class, ENG 513, a class on Jane Austen and her works. I've got six classic Austen novels to read this semester. The class is going to be taught by a professor I've never had before, so I'm interested to see how it's going to work out. I … Continue reading ENG 513: Jane Austen