National Book Lover’s Day

Happy National Book Lover’s Day! I wasn’t planning on posting today (I’m in the middle of procrastinating writing a paper on King Lear), but I just couldn’t pass up a holiday celebrating books. It’s no secret that I love books – just check out the title of this blog. I was born a bibliophile. Sometimes, I think […]

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Tips and Tricks for Getting Through Shakespeare

You might have seen my post from a few weeks ago (entitled “Shakespeare is Killing Me“) in which I complained about the class I am currently taking – Graduate Studies in Shakespeare. And while I do still sort of regret signing up for this class, it seemed like one of those things I just had to […]

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Shakespeare is Killing Me

If you’ve read some of my other blog posts (or my about page), you might know that I am currently in graduate school studying English and creative writing. For my program, I have to take a total of three literature classes. I really enjoyed my first lit class, Medieval Literature, and surprisingly ended up with an […]

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Reading Slump

I have a confession to make: I haven’t read a book in almost three weeks. Or, more precisely, I haven’t finished a book in three weeks. I have read two chapters of each The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and Jane Austen’s Persuasion. But it was like pulling teeth. Don’t get me wrong, I actually really liked what […]

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Man on the Subway

One day, I saw a blind man on the subway.  He wore a green jacket and had a German shepherd in a seeing eye dog harness.  He didn’t sit, but stood near the door in the middle of the car.  One hand rested on the pole, steadying him.  When the train stopped at Park Street, […]

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Lessons in Nonfiction

I am currently taking a class called Nonfiction Fundamentals. I’m getting my masters in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction, and had to take one more “fundamentals” class. Nonfiction sounded a lot easier than my other two options: poetry and screenwriting. It has turned out to be a lot more interesting than […]

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Memoir

Since the only real writing I’ve been doing lately is for grad school, I thought I’d share some of my better pieces on here.  I’ve always been really private about my writing (I wouldn’t even let my mom read my fourth grade papers), but having to overcome my fear of writing workshops has given me a […]

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