Books

Reading, Re-Reading, and a bit of Narnia

I can hardly believe it's been over two weeks since my last blog post, and that I haven't even logged into my WordPress account during those two weeks. It's sad, really. I blame it on school and the horrible paper which is due tonight but which I turned in yesterday (praise the Lord!). I've thought… Continue reading Reading, Re-Reading, and a bit of Narnia

Books

Teen Read Week…and Finding my Faction

With the stress caused by school lately, blogging is absolute bliss. And what's even better--this week is Teen Read Week! The week is about to end, but there's still plenty of time to blog about it. For an explanation of this special week, you may click here. Teen books especially deserve a week of their own… Continue reading Teen Read Week…and Finding my Faction

Books, Holidays

Spooky Stories for Halloween

Since it's storming mightily outside at the moment, I figured I should write another spooooky blog post, since the storm is spooky...and loud. Last week as I was setting up a children's book display of autumn/Halloween books, I was inspired to write this post listing five of my favorite spooky children's books. I actually found… Continue reading Spooky Stories for Halloween

Books, Jane Austen Series, Television and Movies

Jane Austen, Part 3: More Movies

In my last post, I began leading you all through a Jane Austen movie guide. Take a look at it to find out about the best movie versions for Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park. And now for the next three movies... Emma There are three versions of Emma that I know of, and only one of them… Continue reading Jane Austen, Part 3: More Movies

Books, Jane Austen Series, Television and Movies

Jane Austen, Part 2: The Movies

Since I'm watching Sense and Sensibility right now, I figured it's time to continue on to part two of my Jane Austen series. In part one, I discussed my overall obsession with everything Jane Austen, and then I rated Jane Austen's men. This time, I want to walk you through a Jane Austen movie guide. There are so… Continue reading Jane Austen, Part 2: The Movies

Books

Life and Death in YA Literature

I'm a pretty big fan of young adult literature. I'm not an extreme fanatic or anything, but I've hit on the most popular works. One aspect I've noticed during my reading of YA lit is that--if it's not dystopian fiction--it at least has the characters facing several life and death situations. This kind of plot leaves… Continue reading Life and Death in YA Literature

Books, Jane Austen Series, Television and Movies

Jane Austen, Part 1: The Men

I'm back! Not that I've been traveling anywhere. I've just been lost in the piles of to-do lists and papers that the mixture of school and work has tossed upon me. But all is well. I'm still alive, and I even have some free time, now. Today I want to talk about something I really… Continue reading Jane Austen, Part 1: The Men

Books

I’d rather read a novel…

This past week, I received a textbook in the mail, and I'm expecting two more this weekend--undeniable proof that I'll be starting graduate school in less than a month. A lot of this past few months has consisted of me thinking, What are you getting yourself into?! When I graduated college two years ago, I… Continue reading I’d rather read a novel…