Whipped Cream, Etymology, and Passion

With college application essays and people constantly asking me what I plan to do with my life once I graduate, I have found myself using the word "passion" more and more frequently. I have a passion for music, literature is my passion, I want to get my degree in something I am passionate about. Heavens, just last…

Romeo is not Romance

I was perusing Pinterest this afternoon and came across this nifty picture. Seeing that it included classic books, I stopped my mindless scrolling, looked through it, and nearly shouted aloud. No. No. No!!! No. No. NO. N.O. No. What was so frustrating about this pin? Well, first of all is the fact that it lists…

Mashed Bananas and Middlemarch

I first picked up Middlemarch in a bookstore because the author's name was unfamiliar and therefore intriguing. "George Eliot?" I wondered aloud.  "I've never read anything by him before." "Her," my mom corrected, listening into my thoughts. "George Eliot was a woman." Of course then I had to read it. Being a girl with a boy's…

Return to the Garden

    What qualifies a book as a classic? This is the question my classmates and I were faced with in English today and I am probably way more emotionally invested in this subject than I should be, but my answer to this question has taken years to discover! And, after all, isn't most literature…

Book Cravings

Have you ever just needed to reread a book? I mean, have you ever just felt so overwhelmed with the real world that you long to escape once more into "fairylands forlorn" with Lucy Pevensie or Bilbo Baggins? Or maybe you prefer dances and romance with Scarlett O'Hara or Elizabeth Bennett? Or perhaps even chilling…