A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole is a book I had never heard of or seen at my library until I saw it on the checklist for PBS' The Great American Read (see previous post for more details). When I looked into this mysterious book, I was surprised to discover it had won the Pulitzer back … Continue reading A Confederacy of Dunces
Month: October 2018
The Great American Read Challenge
A few months ago, PBS started The Great American Read: an eight-part series that explored the power behind reading and celebrated America's 100 best-loved novels. PBS conducted a demographically and statistically representative national survey asking approximately 7200 Americans to name their most-beloved novel. Once the top 100 were chosen, they let the rest of us decide, … Continue reading The Great American Read Challenge
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han was one of those books I saw on the library shelf and thought, That's a nice cover, but YA romance isn't my thing. Fast forward to this past summer when I was knee deep in my Master's program and needed something to take my mind off all … Continue reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
I Def(ine) You, Stars.
Romeo may have wanted to defy the stars, but I'd like to define them—star ratings that is. I'd also like to discuss my method for starting a new book, and the whole review process, before I delve into my books reviews. First and foremost, I like to give every book a chance to hook me, … Continue reading I Def(ine) You, Stars.
…Are You Ready For It?
Hi! I'm Alynn, and I'm...wait for it...a librarian! I spend my days surrounded by books, and my nights reading them. There's nothing I enjoy more than opening the pages of a brand new book and setting off on a new adventure. I love reading and writing so much, I have a BA in English, and … Continue reading …Are You Ready For It?