Here we are! While last time, I depended on somebody else to make a table, this time I made the table myself. What follows is a list of the top 100 children's books of all time, and while I started out being, "Oh, I recognize this book and I have/haven't read it!," as the list … Continue reading The 100 Best Children’s 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
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”
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
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
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 … Continue reading 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. … Continue reading I Won Things!