Unpopular Bookish Opinions and Pet Peeves

Time to get controversial, y'all. Last summer, I posted the original unpopular opinions post, and today I'm reviving a classic Annie Likes Words favorite to talk about things that boil my blood.  I love a good rant and that's what I've got in store for you today.  Here are some unpopular opinions and pet peeves.…

Popular Books that Annie Disliked

One misconception I've discovered as a reader, reviewer, and blogger is that I'm supposed to love every book I read.  When I peruse blogs or scroll through my Instagram feed, there is an overwhelming majority of positive reviews, especially surrounding new releases and books everyone else seems to love. Positivity is a good and welcome…

Why Annie Isn’t Reviewing Turtles All the Way Down

Yesterday, I finished reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  As you can see from my five-star rating on Goodreads, I loved it.  This book enchanted me the way so few books do: I couldn’t put it down, couldn’t leave my dorm unless it was tucked in my backpack with the knowledge that…

Annie’s 2018 Reading Challenge

There's a certain freshness that I love about beginning a new year.  We may be the same people we were, but the new year gives us a reason to readjust our perspectives, to try something new, to set a new intention.  I think that's incredibly freeing, to know that we can use this benchmark as…

Annie’s Top 7 of 2017

Hi friends!  Thank you for sticking with me through the radio silence the past few weeks.  As the semester came to a close and I headed home for Christmas break, I needed some time offline to reconnect with my folks and enjoy the Christmas season.  I'm back after a rejuvenating miniature hiatus and am excited…

Annie DNF’ed a Book

Today's been a day of new experiences.  I attended my first college football game (my school, Elon University, won in case anyone's wondering!), bought my first pepper spray (college safety is important), and DNF'ed my first book.  Whew, what a day! I've read a lot of discussion posts lately that address the great DNF debate:…

Annie Goes Through Her Goodreads

I've recently been inspired by the Down the TBR Hole posts (I'm not sure who created it, so if you know please leave a link in the comments so I can give the creator credit) and decided to try my hand at it! I started by going to my Goodreads to-read shelf and put my…

Annie’s Favorite Beach Reads

Is there anything better than a cold drink, a hot sun, and a good book?  Yeah, I didn't think so.  While I can't help with the cold drink and hot sun part, I can help with a good book, so that's what I'm going to do!   Before we get started, I wanted to ask for…

What Annie Learned About Blogging in Six Months

Six months ago, I started this little site with the intention of forming a writing network and improving my craft.  While I totally flaked out until the end of May, I've found some serious joy and had some serious fun in the past month building my network and interacting with some seriously talented individuals. To…

What Annie’s Doing: A Reading and Writing Update #2

Is it actually July?  That's what my planner says, but I'm having a hard time believing it.  So much has happened in life and on this little site the past month that it's felt more like a week than a month.  To help usher in July, I'm going to do a little recap of my…