We Need Diverse Classics

I've already spoken about my love of classics here, but I want to expand what I mean when I say "classics." As I'm working through the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge, I'm finding my idea of what a classic is changing each month. Each month, a new book gets added into the canon for me. …

Indigenous America: Wrap-up!

January is (finally) over! In this post, I'm going to wrap up what I read for the Own Voices Global Challenge for Indigenous America, share with you some cool playlists and accounts I love on Instagram, and we're going to close up with a bit of info on some current topics in Indigenous America that …

13 Book Recommendations Based on My Favorite Halloween Films (Part 2)

I see the ghosts and creaking floors and sharp teeth didn't scare you off... Welcome back to Part 2 of my book recommendations based on my favorite Halloween films. Today, we're diving deeper into the Gothic. Tower of Terror (1997) This was the first movie that I remember being terrified of. It used to air …

End of the Year Plan

There are a mere 66 days until the end of the year. Lifetime is already showing Christmas movies 24/7, we’re in the last week of Halloween season, my mom is already doing the “do you want it for Christmas” routine -- it feels like it only dropped below 80 degrees here yesterday! The leaves aren’t …

It Is a Truth Universally Acknowledged that Classics Suck: Or Why We Give up before We Even Start

A quick poll of my Facebook friends reported that we f*cking hate classics. Of course, this, as most things, is on a scale, with 1 being mildly dislike to 10 being “I ritualistically burned my books and cast curses over Hemingway’s grave when I left Lit 101.” We all can find ourselves somewhere on this …