Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday: Mellifluous

“Sleeping Beauty’s voice was mellifluous and sonorous, but Maleficent’s was not.” Here at Lit & Love, we’re stockpiling words in an effort to celebrate and expand our vocabulary. Every Wednesday we post a word we love: words we discover in our readings, words we stumble across in our conversations, or sometimes words that we just like the sound of. How… Continue reading Word Nerd Wednesday: Mellifluous

Book Reviews · Lit Life

Epic American Poetry Battle: Dickinson v. Whitman

Dust off your American Lit textbooks, because we’re going back to class to revisit two of the best American poets in preparation for Independence Day (sorry, Britain…). During American Literature Week here on Lit & Love, we will be discussing some pretty patriotic pieces in all of our posts. Having already reviewed one of the most American stories ever… Continue reading Epic American Poetry Battle: Dickinson v. Whitman

Book Reviews

“A Good Place for Men, but a Bad Place for Gods”: Reviewing American Gods

“Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end” (Gaiman 54). Title: American Gods (Author’s Preferred Text) Author: Neil Gaiman Publication Date: June 19, 2001 Genre: Fantasy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 hearts Read if You Liked: Any other Neil Gaimen novels, The Magicians by Lev Grossman American… Continue reading “A Good Place for Men, but a Bad Place for Gods”: Reviewing American Gods

Freewrite Friday

Freewrite Friday- Witnessing Love

To wrap up wedding week, I was thinking about all the ways that love presents itself to us over time. This isn’t quite a poem and it’s nowhere near a finished piece (more like a piece of a piece), but sometimes a freewrite is just a freewrite and it takes whatever form it wants until… Continue reading Freewrite Friday- Witnessing Love

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What Do You Do When Your Significant Other Doesn’t Read?

It’s a problem that many of us hardcore book nerds have to face, and there is a surprisingly lack of literature on the issue. Today, I tackle the problem of how to cope when you’ve married or are dating a non-reader. It might be because I’m younger or because they love getting me off topic, but… Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Significant Other Doesn’t Read?

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday: Penumbra

Now Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore makes a little bit more sense 🙂 Here at Lit & Love, we’re stockpiling words in an effort to celebrate and expand our vocabulary. Every Wednesday we post a word we love: words we discover in our readings, words we stumble across in our conversations, or sometimes words that we just like the sound… Continue reading Word Nerd Wednesday: Penumbra

Book Reviews

My Favorite Love Story: Written on the Body

Title: Written on the Body Author: Jeanette Winterson Publication Date: 1993 Genre: Literary Fiction Rating: 6 out of 5 hearts In honor of wedding week, I’m sharing one of my very favorite books, as well as one of my biggest literary influences with you today. Jeanette Winterson is a goddess among writers when it comes to depicting raw emotion. I fully… Continue reading My Favorite Love Story: Written on the Body