Milk and Honey // The Sun and Her Flowers | book reviews

Anyone else read some poetry towards the end of the year to boost their reading challenge? Plus, it's one of the only times I really feel like reading poetry. The holidays are so busy I get so bogged down, and poetry is just...easy. When it comes to poetry, I like the classics, so I was a bit nervous to read Kaur's books. Because they are so ...

The Diary of a Young Girl | book review

*Certain books are easier to review differently than in my usual format — this is one of them. Some days, I think my life is really hard. Other days, I'm sitting on my bed, twenty years old, going to college studying what I love best, having just eaten a meal, and am reading Anne Frank's The…

The Icky Bug Counting Book | book review

*Certain books are easier to review differently than in my usual format — this is one of them. When I discovered I had to read either an alphabet or counting book for my Children's Lit class, I wasn't exactly thrilled. Luckily, I decided to read Jerry Pallotta's The Icky Bug Counting Book and I found myself enjoying…

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft | book review

Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: October 2000 Rating: 4 stars Being an English major, I'm sure you can all guess what absolute favorite activities are. Go on, give it a shot. Did you guess reading and writing? If so, congratulations, you assumed the obvious. Tomorrow is…

American Sniper | book review

Title: American Sniper: Memorial Edition Author: Chris Kyle Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Publication Date: January 2012 Rating: 5 stars A quick shoutout and thankyou to my friend Mark for lending me this memorial edition of American Sniper. Okay, for starters, I'll admit -- I am guilty of not knowing who Chris Kyle was until previews…

I Don’t Want to Be Crazy | book review

It's Christmas Eve, and what am I up to? Am I wrapping presents, or baking cookies, or going to bed early so that I can be well-rested for a long day tomorrow filled with family and friends and socializing? No, of course not. I'm staying up until 1am rapidly finishing a book I started less…