From My Bookshelf: Woodson, Oliver, Auden

In celebration of National Poetry Month, this edition of From My Bookshelf features three poetry collections I own, love, and have read from cover to cover. What I've chosen to spotlight for each collection is slightly different, which I want to explain. The first two collections, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson and Felicity by Mary Oliver, were compiled … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Woodson, Oliver, Auden

Evolution of My Love for Poetry | Sunday Morning Thoughts

It is currently 10:00 in the morning on Sunday, January 26th, and I have a long to-do list in front of me, which, on top of other tasks, includes everything I want to get done for the blog today. But I just don't feel like doing those things just yet. Instead, I'm going to drink … Continue reading Evolution of My Love for Poetry | Sunday Morning Thoughts

From My Bookshelf: Nineteenth, Seamus, Norton

In the spirit of National Poetry Month, I am featuring three of my poetry anthologies - well, the three poetry anthologies - from my bookshelf. I used to be quite adverse to poetry because I could never get past its fleeting feeling (I definitely never willingly read long poems) and it's a lot more work to … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Nineteenth, Seamus, Norton

Tequila Mockingbird: The Lime of the Ancient Mariner

I read Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in college, so it's been over four years since I've been really familiar with it. Even when I was familiar with the words and lines, it was not really my cup of tea. And unfortunately, Tim Federle's recipe inspired by this poem also … Continue reading Tequila Mockingbird: The Lime of the Ancient Mariner

March Reading Challenge: Go Set a Watchman

While reading this novel, it was unavoidable to think about the controversy surrounding its publication. There was much concern that Harper Lee was coerced into signing a book deal, and did not want this book to be published at all. The investigation into these concerns found them to be unnecessary, thus the blast of criticism … Continue reading March Reading Challenge: Go Set a Watchman