My name is KJ/Kerry-Jean.
I’m a 24 year old trying to make it in the exciting world of teaching high school history. Due to the complete lack of available education jobs right now, I’m currently stuck working as a substitute teacher. The only highlight of this situation is that I had ample time to complete my Master’s Degree in History.
Reading has always been a passion of mine. What started as an interest in classic mythology and fairy tales as a kid has now blossomed into a fairly substantial obsession with building up my personal library. I don’t read for escapism, but rather to push my mind to new limits, so I’ll admit to being a bit of snob when it comes to literature. I will always read a book before criticizing it, but I have difficulty taking some of my friends seriously when they gush over the newest romances or vampire trends.
This blog is my love note to literature. I use it to explore many different genres at once, discuss some of my favorite authors, and highlight books that I feel deserve more credit from the general audience. If you ever have suggestions or are looking for recommendations, I’m all ears.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via hammocksandfairywings)
“The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
Published by an anonymous reviewer on Amazon.com:
This book was all about alcohol. If Hemmingway took out every reference to drinking the book would be about 10 pages long
This reviewer gave the book 1 star, but this is a 5 star review if ever I read one. Bravo, Hemingway, bravo.