5 Books to Read Instead of Stephen King

Stephen King and I have a lot in common. We share the same birthday, we both love monsters and things that go bump in the night, and we both are wildly successful and exciting authors (well, I'm manifesting that last one still). Because of these similarities, he's always danced around the edge of my TBRs, … Continue reading 5 Books to Read Instead of Stephen King

She Wrote: Mary Shelley

Welcome, dear reader, to my newest series! SHE WROTE is a series about women writers that have influenced me with their lives and works. Each week, I'll profile a female author and share my personal experience with them, my favorite of their works, some links for further reading about them, and a checklist so you … Continue reading She Wrote: Mary Shelley

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