Around the World in Eighty Days: Part 2

Well I finished my adventure Around the World in 80 Days. And it was a rollercoaster. A fun, exciting, mind-blowing rollercoaster, as all are. I have to tell you that there will be spoilers in this article, so if you want to ride the roller coaster without knowing about the surprise water splash at the…

Around the World in Eighty Days: Part 1

I have to admit that I had never gotten more than 20 pages into a Jules Verne. But, things were very different this time. My sister had never really read a “classic” before so she decided to try Around the World in Eighty Days, and boy, did it surprise her. She loved it. It was…

What I Learned From My 2019 Reading

It’s that time of year again! Time to start another year of reading. One reading challenge over and on to the next reading resolution. Last year, I did a sort of competition with two of my friends. We battled away, reading as many books as we could, trying to read the most books on our…

How Ender’s Game Changed My Life

I watched Ender’s Game recently and it reminded me of the book that changed my life. Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch to say that it changed my life, but it most definitely changed me. And being a changed person can most definitely change your life. I read Ender’s Game in high school English….

The Place Where the Sidewalk Ends

I’ve been sick with a cold these last few days, which is really a shame in the beginning of summer. But really, I don’t mind. At least for now. By default, I’ve set up my relaxation station on the couch, the kind with the coffee table closer than usual, to hold my Murchie’s tea mug….

Top Ten Quotes: The Phantom Tollbooth

“There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself, not just sometimes, but always.” This very feeling of boredom and not knowing what to do with myself happens to me every once in a while. Especially lately for some reason, I’ve felt like I wander around most of the…

Pride and Prejudice: Personality types

I love Jane Austen, her writing is timeless. Her tales from two centuries ago still resonate with readers today. Austen’s characters are what really propel me to keep reading her work. She peels masks off of them to reveal the truth of personalities. Austen knew how to make a character feel real. Strengths and weaknesses….

My “Bookshelf”

Searching through someone’s bookshelf is like peeking into their mind, taking a glimpse into their heart, understanding their whole being a little bit more. I love skimming my finger along the spines, each new title intriguing me all the more than the last. I can’t share with you everyone’s bookshelves that I’ve ever looked through….