The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao: Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here

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It’s taken me a full week to recover from the bewilderment I experienced after finishing The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. How could I have so deeply despised such an acclaimed book that came so highly recommended by friends that I… Continue Reading

It’s Time For You To Read The Interestings

“…to own a little talent…was an awful, plaguing thing…being only a little special meant you expected too much, most of the time.” – Mary Robins, “Yours” From this moment—the second epigraph—hopes were high for a relationship between me and Meg Wolitzer‘s The… Continue Reading

Paper Towns Is Moby Dick Is Paper Towns Is Everything

Maybe I’m flattering myself, but I don’t think there is a width swath of population that has read the entirety of both Moby Dick and Paper Towns. Both wildly popular yes, but not exactly the same demographic. Because of the connection between those two novels,… Continue Reading

Favorite Moments From Everyone’s Least Favorite Harry Potter Book

Reading Order of the Phoenix

Save one contrarian ginger, all of my Harry Potter-loving friends have admitted that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is their least favorite of the seven. Having just made it through the 870-page giant of the series, I see… Continue Reading

Childhood, Take Two: On Finally Reading Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This is my oops face. My bad. I messed up, and I’ll own it, even if it was in fifth grade. While I must be very clear that I have never condemned nor spoken an ill word of Harry Potter, J.K.… Continue Reading