8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

I can’t read and listen to music at the same time because I lose focus and get overwhelmed. But I still like to incorporate music into my reading from time to time, whether that’s through listening to book playlists (official or fan-made) or reading books about music or musicians. If you’re passionate about reading and music, then here are five books that feature music in … Continue reading 8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

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 … Continue reading Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

June Update

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

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

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

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

How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

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 … Continue reading How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

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

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