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Top Ten Tuesday: (Somewhat Unexpected) Characters I Relate To

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! 
This week's topic: Top Ten Characters Who ------- (you fill in the blank). So I am going to do the Top Ten (Somewhat Unexpected) Characters I Relate To!

Bilbo Baggins: Bilbo is my favorite literary character. I can relate to his dilemma in that he loves his home yet longs for adventure. Like him I need a shove to step out of my comfort zone (fortunately I have a few Gandalfs in my life to do so). I also enjoy his resourcefulness, his determination, and his unexpected courage- these are all traits I strive for. Plus I love to eat. Holden Caulfield: I feel his angst. Also, I love the unique way he has at looking at the world and his introspection. And I am a smartass (although not as an exceptional a smartass as Holden). Hamlet: Another angsty person. No, my father was never murdered by my uncle and then married to my mom. But I understand Hamlet's dilemma and how he struggles with not only his morality but living up to his fam…

My Summer Reading List 2014

Right now I am definitely writing this blog  instead of working on an essay due in a week (Faust has been around this long I'm sure it will last until I'm done blogging). I've decided to post a tentative summer reading list! Note that I read classics all year long in school so these are my pleasure-reading books (not that classics aren't a pleasure but there's only so much Proust I can handle).

I will update the list with what I'm working on and what I've finished!
This means I've finished! 
A Feast For Crows by George RR MartinThe Diviners by Libba BrayLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia MarquezWhite Crow by Marcus SedgwickRequiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.She Is Not Invisible by Marcus SedgwickAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieMidwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick the last several books in the Bloody Jack series by LA Meyerthe last several books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas AdamsThe Kite Runner by Kha…

Top Ten Tuesday: 4/1/14

A weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish. 
Top Ten "gateway" books/authors in my reading journey!! "All of us readers have those books that really started us on our way to becoming book lovers. It could be something we read as young children, or it could be a book we picked up in adulthood after years of a reading drought. Or, it could be an author or book that introduced us to a new favorite genre. This week's Top Ten Tuesday puts a spotlight on those books and authors that we credit with our bookishness."
Tolkien! Specifically The Hobbit (which is still my favorite book)!The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde was what really got me interested in studying the classic literary worksHills Like White Elephants by Hemingway. This short story was the first thing I read in a college literature class and was what helped me decide to become a literature major. Shakespeare. Obviously. From the moment I read him I fell in love. Hamlet is still my favorite play. Fran…