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… Read More Banned Books Week
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… Read More ENG 513: Jane Austen
Somehow, there’s a debate on whether or not you should reread books you’ve already read. Honestly, until I started this blog, I had no idea that people didn’t reread books. (Well, I knew my roommate didn’t, but I figured that’s just because she’s weird. Kidding, you know I like you, Sarah.) I’ve got a shelf full of… Read More Five Reasons You Should Be Rereading Books
Y’all. I’ve never had great luck with giveaways before. (I once won a Twitter giveaway of The Other Normals, but I never finished the book. Oops. Should probably go back and try it.) This time around, I won a copy of Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures. Look at that title. Look at that title.… Read More I Won Things!
I recently read a post on another blogger’s site about summer reading books. Gianna asked the question, “Is it useful or a waste of time?” I’d like to offer a seemingly unpopular opinion on the subject of summer reading books, because now that I’m in graduate school and am far beyond the years of having… Read More Unpopular Opinion: Summer Reading
You know the feeling: somewhere along the line, you end up not being able to finish a book you started, whether because of other obligations or because the book was not what you were expecting. Do you ever go back and finish those books, or are they just done for the rest of your life?… Read More Books I (Probably) Won’t Finish
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was released 57 years ago today, and it is a well-beloved story by millions. However, I am one of the few who never understood why it was so important to read it in ninth grade, and I still don’t understand why it’s continually on required reading lists for schools. I… Read More Unpopular Opinion: “To Kill a Mockingbird”