Author: Morgan Billings

Reminiscing About School Reads

Everyone’s heading back to school, and it sent me on a trip through these dusty memories of mine  aaaaall about the different types of books that had been placed into my literature-loving hands, once-upon-a-time. I can practically hear you calling me a nerd from here, thank you very much. There were actually some incredible reads…                                                                            … and some truly, truly horrible ones. I just… I still haven’t gotten over them. I don’t know about you, but I fancied myself a true lit junkie in high school. My electives were all writing-based, my senior project was spent working with my English teacher trying (and… learning how) to write a book. So naturally, I had to pick the most “classic” and the “best” books to read when we were given the option. Which was how I discovered my hatred for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I didn’t even get far in the book. I didn’t even try. I just stopped and listened to the insipid summary in class and honestly my teacher didn’t even blame me for …