So quick story: I was totally going to take book photos OUTSIDE because the leaves in my yard scream FALL and this post is all about FALL. But it started pouring down rain as soon as I touched my camera and this is pretty much a metaphor for the entire day I so I just threw a book on the
You may remember my internal conflict abut Made You Up last year. I wanted so desperately to love it, but ultimately there were too many problems for me to overlook. One of those problems was the lack of description. I was a pretty harsh critic of the author’s writing. I felt like it let the reader down in several spots.
I kind of had a slow introduction to YA. I didn’t even really know it was a thing until later on…I just knew there were different target reading ages, and that the books written for teenagers often had more risqué subject matter. Whenever I first started reading books that had sex or drugs in them, I remember feeling really rebellious,
As you may know, I participated in The Reading Quest challenge hosted by Read at Midnight. The challenge started August 13 and ends today, September 10. I chose to participate as the knight, and outlined all the books I had planned to read for the knight’s quest and side quests here. Since I’m such a slow reader, I didn’t really have
I’m a slow reader. It’s basically my tagline here on the blog. But even as a slow reader, I can get through books relatively quickly if I want to (I finished three books last weekend!). And it has nothing to do with whether or not I enjoyed the book. I really liked a lot of books on this list, and
I’ve been reading a lot more this month due to #TheReadingQuest challenge! For most of the summer, I spent a lot of time reading graphic novels and comics to combat my reading slump, but it seems like I’m finally getting out of that. Here are some of my recent YA reads. Let me know if you have read them or
To keep with my ongoing Tuesday theme (childhood books, college books), I thought I’d use today’s school-themed freebie to give some recommended books for high school students. Some of these were required reading for me, but most were not, and half of them are relatively recent reads for me. I tried to pick books that are useful for a variety
I was really tempted to put more things on this list that I think you should read during college, like Beowulf or Oedipus Rex or Frankenstein or Hamlet. But all of those were required reading for me while I was in college. For this list, I instead wanted to list books that were not required reading for me, but were
While I was in a bit of a reading slump last month, I turned to a lot of comics. One of my goals this year was to read more graphic novels, and with my 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited, I finally got to branch out a little bit. I read most of these on the Kindle app on my phone
I’ve never done a reading challenge before because I’m notoriously slow and kind of an unpredictable reader. Sometimes I can get through a massive book in a day or two. Sometimes a month or two (as you’ll see Tuesday). You never really know. But when I heard about this challenge (via The Chronicles of Danielle), I had to join in.