Book Lists, Insipration, Life and Style, Reading Tips

On My Desk: Books I Can’t Write Without 

Between June and December of this year I'll be working on my longest, most ambitious writing adventure to date: finishing my capstone project for my master's degree. With that in mind, I thought I'd share a peek behind the scenes at the books I can't write without. These are books that live on my desk so I can… Continue reading On My Desk: Books I Can’t Write Without 

2017 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

A few months ago, I wrote about overcoming book-timidation, or the strange fear you get from even thinking about reading certain books. Well, tonight I've got a review for you of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, and I'll be honest--it's a book that still intimidates me, and I've already finished it! I read some… Continue reading The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

2017 Books, Book Lists, Reading Tips

One-Sitting Books for Spring Break

  If you're on Spring Break like I am this week, you might be looking for some shorter books or lighter reads that you can finish in one sitting. The ten books I've selected below would be perfect beach reads, rainy day reads, or stuck-in-traffic-because-the-interstate-collapsed reads. Most adults read around 300 words per minute, which means… Continue reading One-Sitting Books for Spring Break

Book Lists, Insipration

Five Unique Love Stories

Happy Valentine's Day! Last year I shared five uncommon love stories with you, so I thought I'd continue the tradition this year by sharing five uniquely romantic tales! I've tried to select some of my favorite books that don't automatically come to mind when you think about classic love stories. I'm especially excited about this… Continue reading Five Unique Love Stories

2017 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Today I'm excited to share a new review with you--The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. This book is about William's inspiring journey to bring electricity and running water to his village in Malawi. William used his ingenuity to build a windmill from trash and scraps he found in his village--his windmill generated… Continue reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

2017 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Man in the High Castle

Over Christmas break, my dad got our family hooked on Amazon's latest drama The Man in the High Castle. This dramatic, action-filled show is set in a different  (Alternate? Parallel? We're still not sure!) universe in which the Axis powers won WWII. The United States has been split between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and all sorts… Continue reading The Man in the High Castle

The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

One of the last books I read in 2016 was The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. I've written about Bryson on the blog before--I reviewed his One Summer and his two books on British travel, as well as mentioning his hilarious book A Walk in the Woods this past summer. Well, I'm back with another of his books… Continue reading The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

Three Plays for Bowl Season 

Well, it is with great joy that I announce that I've finished my fifty books for 2016! And since this weekend is such a huge football weekend, I thought I'd combine two of my favorite things: Shakespeare and College Football. I'll admit, it's an unlikely pairing. Three of my last books of the year were… Continue reading Three Plays for Bowl Season