Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch: A Brief Review

I recognize I’m a solid two years late to the bandwagon on this one, but I read Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch over the summer and I have very mixed emotions. Rather than write out a book report, allow me to compile a list of what I loved and what left me peeved: The Good: Holy…

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New Year’s Resolution

I normally commit to an assortment of resolutions each year, giving up on about 75% of them by April, or May if I’m feeling extra motivated. This year, however, I’ve decided to just make one resolution: to read the 100 best novels of all time. Of course, the list is likely subjective –after avid reader…

Is it Laziness? Or Energy Storage for the Future?

It’s hard to believe that just three weeks ago I completed my BFA in Creative Writing. After nearly two and a half years and thousands of pages written, I’ve accomplished my goal of completing a second Bachelors. I had established several grand goals for the weeks following the ceremony, such as reading through a stack…

The E-Book vs. The Printed Book

I’ve been on a major reading kick lately. For anyone that knows me, they can vouch that I’m an avid-reader by nature, normally polishing off one novel per week – on top of my school and work commitments. For my birthday, my husband surprised me by purchasing the four major Kerouac books I’ve been dying…

Books I Couldn’t Live Without

Anyone that knows me would definitely recognize that I’m a book-lover. I’ve been a bibliophile since I was a child, constantly spending my allowance at the Scholastic Book Fairs and then begging my parents for more money because I wasn’t satisfied with the stack of books I’d already purchased. One thing a lot of people…