ETSU’S Virtual Milton Marathon (Nov. 19) | experience Paradise Lost all in one day

My dear friends, my amazing and incredible alumni is hosting the Milton Marathon, an all-day reading of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, tomorrow (Nov. 19) from 8am – 8pm! (Or whenever they finish reading the entirety of the poem). And the best part? You don’t need a Facebook account to watch! Join ETSU’s 2020 Milton class, as well as myself and others, to chat and experience … Continue reading ETSU’S Virtual Milton Marathon (Nov. 19) | experience Paradise Lost all in one day

Why I Love Reading Classics | Words and Time Travel

Classic literature is something that I hold near and dear to my heart. Whenever I peruse the shelves for something to read or buy, I always end up grabbing a Jane Austen novel or a Shakespeare play over a newer contemporary or thriller. Don’t get me wrong, I do read modern books, but there’s something enchanting about classics that I just can’t resist. I often … Continue reading Why I Love Reading Classics | Words and Time Travel

Rediscovering My Love of Reading | A Lesson in Patience

Ah. Reading. The word itself is like a breath of fresh air. A lot of my recent posts have been very “book” heavy. Whether it’s gushing about my favorite author, binging Booktube videos (mainly Ariel Bissett, if I’m being honest), or scrolling endlessly through Barnes and Noble, I feel like I’m constantly surrounding myself with books or book-related things every day. You would think as … Continue reading Rediscovering My Love of Reading | A Lesson in Patience

Finding Good Things In Bad Times and Gushing Over Dante Alighieri

I don’t know if it’s the abundance of Vitamin D, the depletion of my seasonal depression, or my inner introvert thriving during this self-isolation, but I have been feeling pretty damn good lately. Minus the constant anxiety of a rapidly growing pandemic, of course. Since this time can be very stressful and panic-inducing, I’ve been trying hard to stay physically and mentally busy. Physically, I’ve … Continue reading Finding Good Things In Bad Times and Gushing Over Dante Alighieri