Hi everyone! My name is Jordan and I am creating a page dedicated to my life. I love traveling, fashion, health & fitness, and more which is why I decided this blog will have a little of everything! I will be posting every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Monday's are Mmm Mmm Mondays, I will … Continue reading First blog post
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly” Langston Hughes Halfway through March, I have come to realize I cannot wait until next February to make a post about Black History Month. In the month of February, I read so many phenomenal books written by African … Continue reading A Month, A Lifetime.
“Just because you’re taught that something’s right and everyone believes it’s right, it don’t make it right” -Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At times heartwarming and at other times hard to read, Mark Twain delivers his masterpiece of a novel. This book is critical and demands to be read in every regard possible. The … Continue reading On to the next adventure.
“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.” -Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Last week I shared some of my favorite poets during the Romanticism Movement. Today, I will be sharing some of my favorite authors. The authors that come to mind when looking at the … Continue reading Romantic Literature: In All Its Glory
Reading a book that I had no prior knowledge on, and definitely unclear of what to look for, I was a bit apprehensive to say the least. Animals in Suits by Timur Raad is the satirical, dystopian story of the corporate world and Jake the protagonist, trying to figure it all out. The title of the … Continue reading I bet you haven’t read this review
"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?" -Percy Shelley's Ode to the West Wind Romanticism: a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual. I have typically always referred to myself as a realist, that is, until I realized … Continue reading The Pros(e) of Romantic Poetry
“I was pretending that I did not speak their language; on the moon we spoke a soft, liquid tongue, and sang in the starlight, looking down on the dead dried world.” -We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson To say I am excited to talk about this novel is quite the understatement. Not only … Continue reading We Have Always Loved Shirley Jackson
"I wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life" -Voltaire's Candide This quote set off my ever desired yearning to read this novel and I am beyond pleased to finally say I have. The novel is actually more of a novella, my edition being only about 80 pages … Continue reading Voltaire and the World
It is no secret that I am quite the bibliophile. I devour each and every book I pick up and quickly move on to the next. My passion for books and reading however, is fairly recent and something I have evolved into enjoying especially in the last year. I took a picture on my phone … Continue reading The Importance of Reading.
"I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself" -Jane Eyre Another Brontë book read, and with that my ever yearning desire to be the fourth Brontë sister. After reading Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights I knew I would love the other sister's writings … Continue reading Reviewing yet another Brontë
Durée de Lecture: 5 Minutes "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward" -Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 is here, and with that I have been doing a great deal of thinking about what I … Continue reading Food for Thought.