Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Growing up, I was a massive fan of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have not only read the book multiple times, often around Christmas, but I've seen at least a dozen of the many adaptations of the book (some far better than others). So when I stumbled upon this book, which purported to … Continue reading Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Book Review: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

It's been a while since I've read a nonfiction book. This one I was assigned to read in my history class (which is also my favorite class this semester), so I didn't exactly read it by choice. I've also never heard of it, so I'm glad I had a chance to read it. Riis was … Continue reading Book Review: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1959-1950

Another month come and gone and my spring semester is in full swing. We are currently into the 1950's for my favorite book, and for this one I had to do a bit of reading before I had any for a few of these years, and I have a feeling it will only get harder … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1959-1950

January 2020 Reading Wrap-up

I cannot believe a new year is here and January is already over. It's been kind of a crazy month with me starting my seven classes this semester and also trying to keep up with my blog. A lot of you who I follow may have noticed me taking like a week to actually read … Continue reading January 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

I feel guilty to say that this is the first time I have ever read the Lord of the Rings. So many people love this series, and I grew up with the film series. I can almost quote the movies word-for-word...which may be concerning. However, despite all that, I have never read the books. Until … Continue reading Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Lunar New Year Book Tag

For those who aren't Chinese or aren't interested in Asia, today is the Lunar New Year! This year is also the Year of the Rat (according to the zodiac). For those who don't know, there are twelve animals in the zodiac according the Eastern astrology. Anyway, in honor of the Lunar New Year, I thought … Continue reading Lunar New Year Book Tag

Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

This is the third book by Daphne Du Maurier I have read in the last few months, alongside Jamaica Inn and Rebecca. The former I loved, the latter...I didn't. So I went into this book with pretty average expectations. And I was pleasantly surprised by most of this book, until the very ending. Release: 1951 … Continue reading Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1969-1960

I am really enjoying this series, though in a couple decades I'm going to have to be reading a lot of new books to fill in the years I haven't read a single book I liked in. Anyway, for those just coming to this post, this is a series where I share my favorite book … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1969-1960

Reading Wrap-up: December, 2019

The year is officially over, but before I completely move on to new and hopefully better books, I have to do one last reading wrap-up for December. I ended last month with 11 books read. Not exactly the best, but I felt like I was catching up on a lot of things I had put … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: December, 2019