Annie’s August and September College-Themed Favorites

Have I mentioned that I started college recently?  Did you catch the sarcasm there? As I'm writing this post, I've been in college for five (six?) weeks and am thriving.  I love the autonomy that comes with creating my own schedule and absolutely adore my flatmates, not to mention the dining hall food isn't shabby at…

Annie’s Guide to Dorm Shopping

Hello friends!  As promised in my August monthly update (which you can read here), I'm going to share a little bit about how I shopped for college. College preparation is overwhelming.  There are so many variables to consider: where you'll be living, who you'll be living with, what type of housing you'll get, whether you'll…

Annie Is Looking For Guest Posts and Collaborators

Are you interested in writing a guest post for Annie Likes Words or working together on a collaborative post? I am looking for bloggers who share my passion for literature to either write a guest post or collaborate on a fabulous post to go on both of our sites.  I would prefer that the content…

How My Independent Study in Novel Writing Changed Me and My Writing

I'm pretty reserved in person, but there is one foolproof way to get me blabbering: ask me about my independent study.  I loved it.  I love it.  I will continue to love it because it was so freaking amazing. Let me start by telling you how my independent study came to be.  As I mentioned…

Eight Reasons Why Annie Isn’t Watching “Thirteen Reasons Why”

  Ever since the television adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why became available on Netflix, I've had to answer the question: "why haven't you watched it yet?"  The controversial show, based on a novel of the same name by Jay Asher, has drawn a lot of attention, both positive and negative, and I've had to justify my…

Musings on an Old Bookstore in Annapolis

Plot twist (not): I love bookstores.  Antiquated or contemporary, cavernous or petite; if it sells books, I will be a generous and enthusiastic patron.  Even though my bookshelf is full and the stacks of unread books on my nightstand are towering, I continue to buy more and more and more.  Let's just face it: I'm…