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My Favorite Place

Originally Published April 2018 The library. A magical realm where everything is possible. A place of quiet where imagination is unbound. A repository of knowledge where questions are answered. As a girl, I wanted to live in the library. As Read more…


My Hallmark Obsession

Ah, Hallmark Channel, how I love thee! The movies on Hallmark and its sister-channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, are my innocent pleasures. When I need a break from the pressures of day-to-day life—which is often—I like to tune into a Read more…


5 Books That Have Had an Impact on Me

For as long as I can remember, I have been a reader. I think I’ve always been in love with words. Books are a way for me to escape my ordinary life, but I’ve also realized that I use them Read more…


A Story of Sisters: Austen’s Sense & Sensibility

Originally Published December 2017 My faithful readers will know that Sense & Sensibility was the first of Jane Austen’s books that I read. For a long time it was my favorite book. I think that’s because, in many ways, I Read more…


The Jane Austen Problem

Originally Published October 2017 I discovered Jane Austen during my sophomore year of high school, but not because of assigned readings in English class. In high school I had a crush on Hugh Grant and was excited to see him Read more…


The Inimitable Flavia de Luce

Flavia de Luce. I first met her in 2011. She reminded me of myself at her age—a girl too smart for her own good. She made me laugh out loud with her quirks and unabashed self-praise. Sometimes wise beyond her Read more…


Discovering Amy Macdonald

I first learned about Amy Macdonald in Denmark in 2012. I walked into a music store with my parents and sisters and saw a large poster on the back wall promoting her album Life in a Beautiful Light. I had Read more…


The Trouble with Favorites

As an English major, one question I am often asked is: “Who is your favorite author?” I hate that question. I assume that the person asking has no idea what it’s like to study literature. If I went into college Read more…