We know the classics. The Jane Eyres and Daisy Buchanans and Lizzie Bennets of the literary world are old friends, read and reread until we can recite their lines and dissect their motives. We either love, hate, or love/hate them. But what about modern literary women? With all of the incredible literature out there today, it’s hard to get to know all the fabulous female protagonists. Continue reading “Modern Literary Ladies You Should Know About”
Author: Mary Shelley
“How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.”
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
First and foremost, Happy Halloween everyone! I decided today would be the perfect day to review Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
One thing about readers is that they love getting books! The problem with buying books for readers though, is that the true written-word-nerd tends to be quite picky about things like editions, covers art, hardcover or softcover, etc., etc. It might deter many well-intentioned gifters from buying books for the book lover in their lives. Still, there are some books that transcend the problematic individuality of readers will (most likely) be loved by all readers.
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
What I love most about The Great Gatsby is the language. Angelic and perpetually spellbinding, Fitzgerald weaves together words with ease and grace. His descriptions are in-depth and yet, visceral:
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In honor of the great writer’s day, here’s little information about him as well as some fun links inspired by him.
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Book Author: Natalie Taylor
I had high hopes for this one. This memoir chronicles a wife’s first year and a half (or so) after her husband dies in a freak accident. At the time of his death, Taylor is only 24 years old and 5 months pregnant. The first few chapters reeled me in quickly, but somewhere in the middle, I found myself struggling to keep interest. I almost put the book down without finishing it, but I found that I couldn’t do it. I don’t know if it was just my obsessive need to finish books that kicked in or if I just hope this book would get better.
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Lately, I’ve been bypassing my extensive TBR list all together and opting for the this-cover-looks-good method at my local bookstore when choosing the next book I want to read. The last time I tried this it worked out really well, and I ended up with a memoir that I just couldn’t put down. (For any of you into memoir, I highly suggest A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. You can read my review of it here.)
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It happens to the best of us. We peruse our Goodreads TBR list or go to the shelves of unread books in our bookcases and carefully select the next text to read. We commit to said book wholeheartedly. We promise to take it with us everywhere and open it up every chance we get. We will read its pages with zeal and dedication.
Multiple times throughout the day (more than I’d like to admit), I like to jump on social media and see what other people are looking at. I go to Twitter to find out what the people I follow are posting about. Usually I end up with about 464735 tabs open if I happen to be a t a desktop so I can look at all the cool links they’ve posted. Then, I go to Facebook and look at their creepily accurate page suggestions. Nevertheless, I always find something exciting or interesting to look at. Below, you’ll find a compilation of informative, insightful, or just plain fun info that I found perusing the internet.
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