Happenings

Happenings Vol. 9: Wrap Up and ARCs

Wrap Up My Top Reads of the Month:   Serena – Ron Rash      The Magician King – Lev Grossman        Roughneck – Jeff Lemire      Dear Martin – Nic Stone      The GrownUp – Gillian Flynn        Good but Flawed:   Little & Lion – Brandy Colbert      Stay With Me –… Continue reading Happenings Vol. 9: Wrap Up and ARCs

Book Review · Classics Club

Classics Club Spin #15: My Ántonia – Willa Cather

Everyone has moments where they wish they could go back to their past, especially their childhood. Go back to places that made impressions on us, and help reconnect present selves with a former self. Waves of nostalgia wash over us, as we try to recapture a moment or a feeling. For Jim Burden, most of… Continue reading Classics Club Spin #15: My Ántonia – Willa Cather

Book Review · Classics Club

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the darkest timeline, where the religious Right has taken over the United States, and turned it into a theocracy. The catalyst for this takeover was the birthrate plummeting, and the religious Right’s belief that they can create a new caste system to solve that problem. Welcome to Gilead, where… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Book · Happenings

Happenings Vol. 4

Wrap Up Whoa, so I’m pretty sure I’ve never read this much in my life. I was on a roll! I have the library to thank for this push as they dump like ten holds at once on me. I think it also helps that I’ve read a lot of great books/graphic novels this month.… Continue reading Happenings Vol. 4

Book Review · Classics Club

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.” (pg.1)… Continue reading Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

Classics Club

Classic Club Spin #15

Hey Readers, I’m pumped that I finally get to participate in a Spin challenge! I haven’t in the past because I usually know what Classic I want to read for that month. For those who don’t know, this is connected to my Classics challenge that I started last summer with the Classics Club. How it… Continue reading Classic Club Spin #15

Book Review · Classics Club · Mini-Review · Play

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

I love going to see musicals and plays, but I shy away from actually reading them in book format. There’s about a 50/50 shot that the play will translate well in script format, and even then the reader likely misses something when not seeing a play live. I’m not suggesting to skip reading plays. Last… Continue reading The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams