Posts Tagged: reading

Jul 18
Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

Bookish Lists 5

I’ve noticed that I mostly rate books with 3 or 4 stars. I don’t know why. Maybe I’m both difficult to extremely disappoint and impress when it comes to books, so I just typically dump all books into the 3 or 4 star category. Who knows? Anyway, noticing that made me think about what books I would rate differently now, or if I had read them today. So without further ado, here are 5 books I would rate differently: 1. Insurgent… Read more »

Jul 11
June Update | Favorite Moments, Blog Stats, and Popular Posts!

June Update | Favorite Moments, Blog Stats, and Popular Posts!

Blog & Life Updates 2

Hello! I hope everyone’s month of June went well. If you live in the US, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! June went by SO quickly! I can hardly believe I’ll be going back to school in less than two months now. While I’m pretty excited to start classes, I’m bummed the summer is flying by so quickly. Let’s talk about June! I’ve decided to look back at blog stats, posts, and some of my favorite moments… Read more »

Apr 29
Different Perspectives in Literature (Feat. Mini Reviews of Popular Books by Friends)

Different Perspectives in Literature (Feat. Mini Reviews of Popular Books by Friends)

Discussion 2

Why is reading so important? In my opinion, the importance of reading lies in the various perspectives readers are exposed to with every book they pick up. Authors and characters can come from any background and have any variety of experiences, and all the  important characters are those that teach you something or give you something to aspire to. As I mentioned in an earlier post that introduced our newest blogger, Leo, the different voices, or perspectives, in literature and in the discussion… Read more »

Mar 21
How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

Literature 0

First, I’d like to address Diana Gabaldon’s tweet regarding English majors… By now, most people have heard of the “English degrees are useless” tweet that Diana Gaboldon posted a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t, here’s an article that sums it up pretty well. While there’s SO many things wrong with her tweet, especially the blatantly inaccurate notion that English majors are unsuccessful, the part that MOST sticks out to me is the fact that the girl, who asked for… Read more »

Jan 11
Bringing in the New Year: Hobbies

Bringing in the New Year: Hobbies

Lifestyle 2

GREETINGS FRIENDS! Thank you all for being patient with me on the blog. Life and school have both been busy and I tend to procrastinate a little here and there… not a good combo. The holidays went well for me, it was nice spending time with family, but you know how it is when you get too much family time… yep that is definitely a thing. Break overall was a little boring, not because I didn’t have anything to do,… Read more »

Jan 29
How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

Discussion 15

Last week I was updating the feedback for some of the ARCs I read on Netgalley and there’s always an option to say whether or not you’d purchase a copy, and I started to think about how I click ‘no’ more often than ‘yes’ and how that doesn’t always reflect my opinion on the book itself. Sometimes it reflects the status of my wallet or the lack of room on my bookshelves. Typically, I only buy a finished physical copy… Read more »

Jan 20
Top Ten Books I Would Have Loved if They Weren’t Required School Reading

Top Ten Books I Would Have Loved if They Weren’t Required School Reading

Top Ten Tuesday 5

I tend despise things that I am required to do. It’s a little ridiculous. I could just choose to not do them, but there’d be consequences. Like not reading A Tale of Two Cities would have resulted in very bad grades and a failed test, and I start to panic when I think about abandoning homework assignments because I’m a nerd. Anyway, I almost always end up hating the books I have to read for school. I often start off enjoying them, but then… Read more »

Aug 04
What Does Your Favorite Genre Say About You

What Does Your Favorite Genre Say About You

Discussion 10

There’s a saying that goes, “You are what you eat” but I thought maybe it could apply to reading too. “You are what you read.” I mean, this phrase could probably be applied to several things, for example: “You are what you watch.” Meaning, if you watch Once Upon A Time, you are most definitely a magical fairytale character. Or “You are what you listen to.” Oh gosh, my mother is secretly rapper who likes to wear glittery gold full-body… Read more »