Fairytales, New Story, Writing

A Fictional Interlude

Hello! I have not been an inspired blogger lately. The flip side of this is that I have been a very inspired writer. These things seem to see-saw with one another. In light of this, instead of writing a blog post this week, I'm going to post a tiny fiction tidbit I found in an… Continue reading A Fictional Interlude

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Books, I Read It First

I Read It First: Me Before You

I'm not really sure how to talk about this book without also delving into an enormous can of worms about disability and death with dignity laws and both of those things as they relate to blatant tear-jerker literature, but here we are anyway, so I guess here we go. The Book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes… Continue reading I Read It First: Me Before You

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Podcast Roundup

The struggle to keep a clean house is one most people know well. It's not that cleaning is hard, so much as that it's boring. What are you suppose to do with your brain while your hands are working? You can try to watch a TV show, but ultimately that's too distracting to get much done. What… Continue reading Podcast Roundup

Books, Life Update

Reading Diversity Check-In

We're halfway through this year of me trying to both read diverse books and also read all of the (decidedly un-diverse) books getting adapted into movies this year. How have these parallel goals affected my actual reading habits? Well, some interesting results have certainly popped up. Given that 17 out of 23 of the movie-adapted… Continue reading Reading Diversity Check-In

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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

I bought this book a few weeks ago, almost entirely on a whim, when I was at Powell's City of Books in Oregon. I didn't know anything about the book, and all I knew about the author, Sun-mi Hwang, was that she was Korean and her name popped up a few times in connection with… Continue reading The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Books, I Read It First

I Read It First: Peter Pan

Those raised on the Disney canon (like myself) are already familiar with the basic jist of this story, but you are missing out on SO MUCH. I really liked this book. It has charm dripping out of its spine. The Book: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1911) Genre: YA, fantasy First impressions: Why the hell did it take me so… Continue reading I Read It First: Peter Pan

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz

This whole reading-books-getting-turned-into-movies thing has really given me an appreciation for all of the actually GOOD books that land in my lap. It's time, I think, for a little reading positivity, so let's talk about a book that I loved: Arabian Nights and Days, by nobel prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz.  I know you're not suppose to… Continue reading Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz