#TheReadingQuest TBR


All graphics are courtesy of CW at Read, Think, Ponder.

I’m very excited to finish the summer by participating in #TheReadingQuest, which is hosted by Aenteen of Read at Midnight (click to view her sign-up post).  I’m heading back to college next week, so I’m not sure how successful I’ll be, but I decided to give it a shot!

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2016 Reading Challenges


In order to start 2016 off with a bang, we decided to put ourselves to the test and sign up for a few year-long reading challenges.  After all, how else would we be kicking off the new year?

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Bout of Books 14: Days 2 & 3 Progress



Unfortunately, I didn’t meet all of my goals for Day 2 simply due to time constraints.  I’m trying not to beat myself up over it though, because the motto of the week is “flailing, not failing.”  Even though Day 2 came to a bit of a disappointing end, I’m determined to try that much harder for the remainder of the week!

Day 3, on the other hand, was much more successful – I managed to meet all of my goals, and I finished my final summer reading book for school!

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Literary Movement Challenge- Medieval



Literary Challenge Review: Beowulf

Goodreads Summary: The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

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Review: Dracula


Reviews 2Classics Challenge

January: Dracula, by Bram Stocker 

Original Publication Date: May 26, 1897

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

Dracula is a 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.

Dracula was my first classic novel that I read (well, actually listened to) for the classic challenge. The book is told through letters that each of main characters have written. Through these letters, Count Dracula is portrayed as a mysterious man. Continue reading