The Rose and the Dagger

A(nother) book based on a fairy tale: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh Why I picked it: This book has been on my TBR pretty much since last spring when I finished The Wrath and the Dawn. I’m a huge fan of retellings (in case you haven’t already figured that out yet), and Ahdieh’s […]


Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

A satirical book: Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld Why I picked it: So I had originally planned to read C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters for this category; however, I don’t actually know where my copy walked off to and my general attitude towards these challenges is to follow the spirit rather […]

Don’t talk to me, I’m reading.

The other day, my roommate asked me if I always loved to read. Truthfully, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t. My childhood was picture books read on the laps of my parents and sisters, the joy of my first library card, my cursive signature smudged and a little unsteady; an entire hand-me-down set of […]