The Book that Almost Made Me Drop My English Major

I was only two classes into my English major when I was assigned Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. It is practically a brick, with my copy coming in at a stunning 1036 pages, printed in what seemed like point 8 font. It’s a novel about a variety of things (including a Dickens trademark orphan), but the … Continue reading The Book that Almost Made Me Drop My English Major

Books Every Aspirant Writer Should Read

Literature is a writer’s best friend.  Books are not only a cheap and fun form of entertainment, they also are a great way for writers to study their own craft. Reading other authors works helps an aspiring writer analyze successful writing. Whether you are suffering from writer’s block, looking to pick up some writing tips … Continue reading Books Every Aspirant Writer Should Read

Hilary Mantel and the Blurred Lines of Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is a unique genre. History and fiction come together and blur the lines of reality. For many, historical fiction can be an escape from the reality of modern times. As an English major, and as someone with an interest in literature, I know that when studying different areas of literature, you also submerse … Continue reading Hilary Mantel and the Blurred Lines of Historical Fiction