An Unconventional Review- “The Alchemist”


Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Length: Short: 167 pages Similar reads *in my opinion*: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour (not a western story) One thing I've always loved about books is the way the perfect story always falls into my lap when I need it the…

Long lost friends


Have you ever read a story and felt like you knew an intimate part of the author? In sharing their ideas and characters with us, authors build a bond of unspoken friendship. Just think about it, an author can spend years to a lifetime creating a character(s) whom readers will come to know more deeply…

A Journey with Shakespeare


Why, hellooooo there. I don't think I have ever gone on this long of a hiatus since I started my blog. I've been battling my perfectionism demons and my online summer classes ( seriously online and summer should never be in a sentence together, talk about horror!). Tomorrow I end my battle with these classes…

Happily staying loyal


For all of those out there who were drawn in or inspired by the Harry Potter series there is the question of whether or not to read J.K. Rowling's new book "Casual Vacancy". I happened to be one of the brave souls that not only feels a connection and loyalty to Rowling, but also just…

Something fun to do…


So, being in a relationship for almost four years now, it is amazing how we are always finding out new stuff about each other (and the fact that we aren't bored with each other also surprises us.) I have realized that relationships only work if you are really good friends. And I have been incredibly…

For the love of Hobbits!


So, I know I cannot possibly be the only Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien fan out there. In fact, I know a lot of people (do not worry, I won't name you) that deep down inside really love Tolkien's series as well as The Hobbit. It is okay, really. I learned an interesting fact…

Scrambling for words


For my twenty-first birthday this year, the exciting thing I did was get to pick out some books at Hastings. This may seem sort of depressing for a twenty-first birthday but I really enjoyed just lounging around Hastings with my boyfriend and acting like a child in a candy store (or a Kassie in a…