Friday Reads: My Weekend is Slightly Booked… (4/29/16)

Hey bookworms! It’s finally Friday (well at least Friday night as I’m writing this), and I realized I haven’t done a Friday Reads in a looooong while… So I decided to let you know what my reading plans are for … Continue reading

The Joy of Christmas Book Tag!

Hey bookworms! It’s been a while since I did a tag and since today is Christmas for where I am at. I decided to do one I had planned on for a bit. This tag was created by Novels and … Continue reading

Hey Bookworms! Look Who I Found?! My (Faux) Interview with Robert Frost!

Hey Bookworms! I know I haven’t been around in a bit, but school has taken up so much lately and it has become all of me. Well speaking of school work… You’ll never guess who I found!!! Mr. Robert Frost … Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: The Series That are Calling Me to Finish Them

Hey bookworms! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! I really liked this topic and felt why not share my only bookish guilt? Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which we … Continue reading

30 Day Reading Challenge Day 25: Sometimes Paying to Learn Leads to Reading Great Books

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Hey bookworms! It’s day 25 and I will be relieved when these posts are over… It was fun at first, but now it’s making me feel a bit worn out. I will definitely go back to posting 3-4 times a week after this. So this one required some thinking with my once again horrible memory. Anywho let’s get started!

Day 25: Favorite Book Read in School

Now this one was hard to think of because I had already listed my favorite as my favorite classic on Day 10. I of course had to think of a runner-up. Thinking back on all the books I’ve read as an undergrad has been hard because not all of them have been books, so I remembered the one I have read not to long ago.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Hard Times

Honestly this was my first look into Dickens and I adored it. It lit a curiosity to read more by him as soon as I am able! This story when first published was serialized and therefore very episodic. It very much reminded me of a soap opera and was very fun to read! I wanted to read what happened next. You invest in the character and see the bad guy get what they deserve. It is a very good description of the haves and have nots. If you are curious about Dickens I definitely recommend this one as your first because the characters are fun and very easy to picture. It may ignite a love for classics that you never knew you had!

Well that is all for now bookworms. I am gonna go and find a book to curl-up with as I contemplate tomorrow’s post. What is your favorite classic? Have you picked up Dickens or this book yet? What Dickens’ novel should I grab next? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments and happy reading!

PS if your curious about my answers for the Day 1 of the Challenge or Day 24 feel free to click the links~

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30 Day Challenge Day 9: Following my Own Opinion

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Hey Bookworms! I thought I would get Day 9 up a bit earlier to make up for the last 2 days of late posts. Anywho today’s post is another one that made me think because the only time I pick up books I wouldn’t normally is for school. That being said I had to remember the classes I’ve taken and the books I’ve read. After thinking quite a bit I finally remembered one I really liked!

Day 9: A Book I Didn’t Expect to Like

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

I read this in my American Lit class and it was one of my most dreaded classes because American Literature bores me! It wasn’t until I decided to write an essay on this book. I found a liking for it. I love doing close readings and finding symbolism of books. The symbolism of the color red and how even in the time this book was written it acknowledges how aware children truly are. Pearl is aware of what she is to her mother a reminder of her sin and often does things that could be considered as acting out to get attention. I know most find this book boring, but the English major in me loves looking at books in different ways and finding unexpected symbolism. Sometimes when you shut-out the popular opinion and look at a book on your own it can surprise you! Now I didn’t LOVE this book, but I did really like it!

Well I’m done for this post bookworms! Have you had a book on a syllabus you dreaded, but ended up liking? Let me know down below! Happy Reading!