What are you reading?

What are you reading?

One of the hardest things about being in school, even as an English major, is not having enough time to read everything I want to read. I am constantly (CONSTANTLY) buying new books, which I don’t see as a problem, so much as a (hoarder-esque, expensive) hobby. I love having endless options for things to read, but it depresses me looking at them while I read something often much less fun for a class. However, I agree with Stephen King’s philosophy: “The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.” I hardly ever leave the house without a book in my bag: Rory Gilmore style, giving myself something to read whenever I get […]

Spooky Books: Creepy reads for Halloweekend

Spooky Books: Creepy reads for Halloweekend

Hello there! I realize I’ve disappeared for a (long) while, but I’m back and hoping it stays that way this time around. Anyway, since Halloween is just two days away, I figured I would post some of my favorite scary books. And, let’s be real here, since Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, it just makes sense to celebrate it all weekend long! So without further ado, some books to keep you up at night. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Filled with original photographs, Miss Peregrine follows Jacob Portman as he seeks to uncover the truth behind the death of his grandfather, and unravel the mysterious stories he’s been told all his life. The monsters […]

Bookish things to do in your 20’s

Buzzfeed posted an article today listing 65 must reads for people in their 20’s that I thought was really good. It’s a good mix of genres and authors, and I definitely plan on checking some of them out over the summer. You should too!

Beachy reads: What’s coming this summer and where to find it

Beachy reads: What’s coming this summer and where to find it

With another stressful finals week coming to a close, college students find themselves taking a breath of fresh, salt air. With schoolwork behind us, summer can finally begin. Finally a time to lay back on the beach without a care in the world. For many, it is the first time in months that allows for time to read for pleasure. With several beach towns in New Jersey, it’s not hard to guess where many people will be spending their time this summer, and nothing is better than a book at the beach, especially with so many exciting summer book releases.  So, where can one find books once down the shore? Luckily, There are several options. If you prefer Wildwood, NJ, […]

X marks the spot: a guide to local coffee shops

With school starting to wind down and finals fast approaching, college students are beginning to feel that familiar pressure, and will be needing all the caffeine they can get their hands on to stay up and cram for exams. To make this somewhat easier, I put a few of my favorite local coffee shops in the Camden County area together on one map.

Five bookish things to do this Spring

The nice weather finally seems like it’s here to stay, and many people may be feeling less inclined to sit inside with a book. I certainly don’t blame you! To help with this, I put together a list of my favorite book and coffee related activities to do in the spring. 1. Grab a friend and catch up over coffee. One of the great things about Philly is that there is almost always somewhere new to try out. Whether you like your coffee hot, iced, caf or decaf, this list has somewhere for everyone. With most places offering outdoor seating as well, it’s a great way to enjoy the sunny weather. 2. Go to a book sale. One of the best places to find […]