Series I WON’T Finish

A little over a month ago, one of my favorite Booktubers, Merphy Napier, did a video on this topic and I started thinking of all the series I've started that I know I won't continue on in. It may be because I didn't like the first book, or that after reading a few books I … Continue reading Series I WON’T Finish

Book Review: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

I'm pretty sure I have never read a book so depressing and yet so interesting as this book. Most probably know of this book due to the 2006 adaptation of it starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton (I've seen parts of the movie, so I knew the basic plot, but not the details). I've avoided … Continue reading Book Review: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

My Favorite Book of the Year: 2009-2000

This is my second installment of the series, and be sure to check out my previous one before reading this one: My Favorite Book of the Year: 2019-2010 If this is the first post you are seeing of this series, it's a series where I take a look at my favorite book of certain years. … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 2009-2000

Book Review: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

This book is the longest one I have ever read, sitting at early 1,500 pages. It kind of feels like reading five similar books back to back, and reading it in about two weeks like I did felt a bit overwhelming. It's a lot to take in, and I'm still processing my thoughts on it. … Continue reading Book Review: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Reading Wrap-up: August, 2019

I'm currently a couple weeks into college, and super busy. During the first few weeks of August, I tried to read as much as possible to prepare for starting college, and I ended up finishing 19 books and 2 short stories. This is great, even more than my average of about fourteen books a month. … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: August, 2019

The Tolkien Character Book Tag

I was supposed to have my August Reading Wrap-up up today, but I'm moving it back to Saturday because today is the 46th anniversary of the death of J.R.R. Tolkien. And to celebrate the life and legacy of the man who changed the fantasy genre forever, I thought today would be the perfect time to … Continue reading The Tolkien Character Book Tag

Read This Retelling, Instead of That One

I wasn't quite sure what to title this post, so this is what I'm going with. I love reading retellings, whether they are based on fairytales or classic novels. Saying that, most of them are soooo bad. But not all of them. Some of them, hidden under dusty piles of pages, are really good. So … Continue reading Read This Retelling, Instead of That One

Book Review: The Good Earth by Pearl. S. Buck

So, my first week back in college has been a bit hectic, especially since it rained most of Monday and Tuesday (so lots of running in the rain between classes), but in between the freaking out over syllabi and all I'll have to do this semester, I read this book. This classic is one I've … Continue reading Book Review: The Good Earth by Pearl. S. Buck

Totally Didn’t Book Tag

Today is my first day of classes, and so I thought it would be great to do an entirely unrelated book tag, mostly because you guys are probably sick of me talking about college. This tag was created a couple months ago by Youtube channel BookswithEmilyFox, and it looked really interesting and unique to me. … Continue reading Totally Didn’t Book Tag

The Classes I’m Taking in College Fall, 2019+Books

I know what you're thinking: "Stop talking about your college and get back to your reading blog." Well, I'm sorry, but with two days left before classes start, it's pretty much all I'm thinking of. I have even slowed down my reading a bit in preparation. However, don't worry, for the next few weeks I … Continue reading The Classes I’m Taking in College Fall, 2019+Books