Meagan Reads Classic Mystery: The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes

It’s been a while since I gave my insights to a book I’ve read. I’d like to get back into the habit with this classic mystery I just finished reading called The Lodger by Mari Belloc Lowndes, originally published in 1913. The story takes place in London, where a series of Jack the Ripper styleContinue reading “Meagan Reads Classic Mystery: The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes”

How Reading in Spanish Taught Me to Appreciate Details Again

It’s been three years now since I went on my trip to Spain and brought home two books translated from English to Spanish. I picked them up so I could start practicing the language and have a better understanding of the writing structure. I started reading one of those books, Leyenda, two years ago, andContinue reading “How Reading in Spanish Taught Me to Appreciate Details Again”

Why Readers Love Classic Novels

For the longest time I could not put my finger on what about classics made me love them so much. As far back as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of the classics, starting with stories like Anne of Green Gables and The Wind in the Willows. Eventually I graduated to works such asContinue reading “Why Readers Love Classic Novels”

Why It’s OK to Give up on a Book: The DNF Doubt

For those who don’t know, DNF stands for did not finish. I had to look it up when I first came across it because I’m at that awkward age where I’m a millennial, but I don’t know all the lingo the kids are using these days. Anyway, DNF hadn’t been a part of my vocabulary,Continue reading “Why It’s OK to Give up on a Book: The DNF Doubt”

Audio Books! Can I Get An Amen?

I started listening to audio books a little over a year ago, hesitant to take on the endeavor because I thought, “I can’t possibly pay attention to a story if I’m listening to it.” Of course, that logic is flawed because that’s how I used to take in stories when I was a kid, beforeContinue reading “Audio Books! Can I Get An Amen?”

Meagan Reads YA Sci-Fi: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Read this book for the 26 book reading challenge I started a couple of years ago and am still chugging through for the category “a book set in summer.” The whole novel takes place in Portland, Maine in the summer before a life-changing event takes place in the main character’s life. Quick summary that includesContinue reading “Meagan Reads YA Sci-Fi: Delirium by Lauren Oliver”

Meagan Reads YA Fantasy: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

I’m going into my third year of the 26 book reading challenge (I’m a slow reader–sue me). For book 17, “a book by an author you love,” I went with Cinda Williams Chima’s The Demon King since I loved her Heir series. A quick rundown of the story. It follows the lives of two characters: Raisa,Continue reading “Meagan Reads YA Fantasy: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima”

Finding the Right Romance Novel: Tales From a Reluctant Romantic

I’ve read Pride & Prejudice and was smitten. All Cassandra Clare books? Fell like a sucker. I watch The Vampire Diaries and am a hardcore Delena shipper. I openly admit that watching A Walk to Remember still makes me ugly sob. So what is it about the romance genre label that keeps me at bay?Continue reading “Finding the Right Romance Novel: Tales From a Reluctant Romantic”

Meagan Reads Classics: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

As part of the 26 book reading challenge I’ve been participating in for about a year now (I’m such a slow reader these days), I chose to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte for the category “a book that’s over 10 years old.” A quick summary of the novel: Jane Eyre is an orphan growingContinue reading “Meagan Reads Classics: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte”

One Book At A Time

I am drowning in a sea of things to read. My double-stacked book shelves taunt me with their tomes. My Goodreads TBR list laughs at my folly. My kindle glares at me as I time and time again pass it over for a physical text. When did it get so hard to read? As aContinue reading “One Book At A Time”