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
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 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
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.
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?