I have to say, I was refreshingly surprised by how good this was! My expectations due to other reviews, and just my expectations for prequels in general, were exceedingly low. Because of that I think I came into this with an open mind. I didn’t expect it to be anywhere near as good as Ella… Continue reading Ogre Enchanted | Prequel to Ella Enchanted | Book Review
Idea I want to explore: We figure out who we are by figuring out who we are not. The idea I want to explore today is how we figure out who we are. I’ve heard this idea that one of the main ways we figure out our identity is by comparison, seeing ourselves compared to… Continue reading We figure out who we are, by figuring out who we are not.
She lay for a few minutes between sleep and waking, aware, at first vaguely and then with sharpening intensity, of a sense of well-being and of expectation, as when, in childhood, she had waked to the knowledge that the day of a promised treat had dawned. This was a fun book, but I’m not sure… Continue reading Venetia by Georgette Heyer | Book Review
We are all in the gutter, but some of use are looking at the stars. Yes, that famous quote is from this short, yet hard hitting play from Oscar Wilde. Unlike The Importance of Being Earnest this is most decidedly not a comedy. Instead it’s a rather serious, and thought-provoking play about a woman in… Continue reading Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan | Classics Club
Time to get controversial! What is your opinion of self published books? Generally, I have found some good stories that have been self-published. That said, on a whole the self-published books I’ve read have always felt a little rough around the edges. Could this be because I know they’re self-published so judge them differently? Possibly,… Continue reading Self-Published vs Traditionally Published Books? What are the pros and cons of each?
One of my favorite books of all-time is Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Now you can only re-read a book so much, so I was trying to find books that were similar to it, unfortunately there’s not a lot of recommendations out there so I thought I’d do what I could to list books I’d… Continue reading Books Similar to Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
From the very beginning I’ve always made a statement. Not every one appreciated that. But I wasn’t for everyone. There’s been a lot of hype about Cruella, the trailer made it look visually stunning but there’s lots of visually stunning movies out there by Disney that lack a lot in terms of plot, character development,… Continue reading Cruella | Best Movie I’ve seen in a long time…
It was foolish indeed – thus to run farther and farther from all who could help her, as if she had been seeking a fit spot for the goblin creature to eat her in at his leisure; but that is the way fear serves us: it always sides with the thing we are afraid of.… Continue reading The Princess and the Goblin | Classics Club
Oscar Wilde, you haven’t let me down! The movie rendition of this play with Colin Firth is exceptional, and well it’s obvious to see why. I didn’t know how much the dialogue would match the original play. So much is exactly replicated, it’s just that good. If there’s one thing Oscar Wilde does exceptionally well,… Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest | Classics Club | Review
On average, I don’t finish books I don’t like. My motto is “life is too short to read books you don’t like.” Or watch movies you don’t like. Or eat food you don’t like. You get the picture. There are of course, exceptions to this mantra and I don’t follow it in everything I do.… Continue reading To read or not to read? Do you finish books you don’t like?