I’ve rewritten this paragraph eleven times now. The first ten attempts were a sickening brew of overindulgence and sentimentality, a collection of verbal vomit brought on by an overwhelming desire to accurately express a euphoria that can only be described as embarrassing. I have no confidence in my ability to put this to paper without […]Read more "Week 16: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky"
Author John Bunyan was born in Bedford, England, in 1628 to an illiterate tinker. As a wandering tradesman, Bunyan’s father had little money and barely a place to call home. Because of this, Bunyan often compared his meandering life to a pilgrim’s journey, heavy pack on back. Bunyan was largely self-educated, his biggest influence being […]Read more "Week 15: The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)"
I’m always abjectly terrified reluctant to write about the really nerdy stuff I read. I’m not talking about Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones here. That’s pop culture nerdy, the kind that even image-obsessed women can get away with. There’s no fear of judgment because they’re so widely accepted. What I’m talking about are Dragonlance novels. Star Wars “expanded […]Read more "Weeks 13 and 14: The Stolen Throne and The Calling by David Gaider"
If you’re a book blogger, you know how this works. If you’re not a blogger, I hereby introduce you to the Classics Spin. The Classics Spin is a semi-annual event run by The Classics Club. For each spin they ask bloggers to pick 20 classic novels from their Classics Club list (you can find mine here). […]Read more "The Classics Spin #11: Going Rogue"
It would have been easy to consider this year’s Novellas in November event (ha!) a failure. Rather than the dozen or so books I’d planned on reading, I only read six. Rather than write a few update posts throughout the month, I wrote exactly one, that which you’re reading right now. I didn’t post a single thing […]Read more "Novellas in November 2015: A Wrap Up"