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POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021 Update: Week Twenty-Two

Good morning, everyone! The school year is officially over in my home town! It's been a tough academic year for a lot of families, especially for everyone who had to alternate between in-person and online classes during the course of the year, and I know that both students and teachers are excited for summer vacation.… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021 Update: Week Twenty-Two

Book Reviews · Books vs. Movies · Movie Reviews · Romance

Book vs. Movie – Austenland

Have you ever dreamed about having the opportunity to step into the world of one of Jane Austen's stories? Maybe you've imagined dressing up in Regency Era clothing, attending a ball, and falling passionately in love with your very own Mr. Darcy (or Colonel Brandon, Mr. Bingley, Captain Wentworth, Mr. Knightly...or another of Austen's fictional… Continue reading Book vs. Movie – Austenland

Book Reviews · Classic Literature · Mystery · POPSUGAR Reading Challenge · Young Adult

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twelve

How's everyone doing this week? This Covid-19 pandemic is scary, isn't it? I hope that you are all managing to stay healthy. Like so many of you, I've been vigilant about practicing social distancing and have stuck close to home this week. I would feign surprise at how easy it's been, but in all honesty,… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twelve

Book Reviews · Memoirs · Non-fiction · POPSUGAR Reading Challenge · Science Fiction

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Nine

Where has February gone? It's hard for me to believe that tomorrow will be March 1st. This past week has gone extremely fast, with a lot of busy (but good) activity. My grandmother was released from the hospital early Sunday afternoon, and is settling back in at home with support from family and her new… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Nine

Authors · Book Reviews · Classic Literature

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

I fell in love with Jane Austen's writing when I was in middle school. A close family friend loaned my family her VHS copy of A&E's Pride and Prejudice mini-series. You know the one I'm talking about...the one where Colin Firth plays Mr. Darcy. After watching this adaptation of the story, I immediately set out… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!