Disney Prince Tag

Alison from Alison’s Well tagged me a few weeks ago. Here’s the link to her original post. It’s taken me awhile to figure out some good ones, I wanted to try to get as many lesser know characters as I could . . . not sure that really worked. I’ve not watched enough movies, and… Continue reading Disney Prince Tag

What I Read: September 2020

I’ve gotten my reading motivation back thanks to going through Fairytale Central’s retellings lists, reading two fairytale retellings by Liz Brazwell (found on those lists), the Dune trailer motivating me to pick up Dune (it has been on my list for awhile then some of my siblings read it, but I’ve got to see that… Continue reading What I Read: September 2020

Medieval Queens Book Tag

Catherine from Based on the Book tagged me for this historical tag weeks ago, possibly months. I thought this was a fun take on tags, but I was less than inspired in my answers. I really need to not read in such predictable patterns, at least on occasion. Empress Matilda (1102-1167) After her father, Henry… Continue reading Medieval Queens Book Tag

Quad not Trio: Ginny Weasley Should Been Part of the Inner Harry Potter Circle

One thing that really bugs me about the later Harry Potter books is how the trio doesn’t become the quad. That Ginny is unnaturally excluded or pushed to the side with people more naturally not part of the best-friends group. At the beginning it is completely understandable that Ginny isn’t part of “the” group. Towards… Continue reading Quad not Trio: Ginny Weasley Should Been Part of the Inner Harry Potter Circle

The Idiot Part One

I’m reading The Idiot by Dostoevsky for my Classics Club spin. I’m using this character list, someone took the Sparknotes version and took out the spoilers (why do these character lists have spoilers in the first place?!!!!). I printed it out, so I could have it handy. I’m reading on the Serial Reader app. I did… Continue reading The Idiot Part One

Reading is NOT a Golden Ticket (Silver Bullet?) to Being a Better Person and More Reading Links

I’m fundamentally contrarian. I’m also currently obsessed in noticing when people are promoting something as a golden ticket or silver bullet or whatever. Which I think often involves using a correlation-causation fallacy. One of these is reading makes a person better. A lot of people who read a lot like to label themselves and set… Continue reading Reading is NOT a Golden Ticket (Silver Bullet?) to Being a Better Person and More Reading Links

The Rake gets the Virgin and the Harpy gets the Angel Boy

“You could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.” I LOVE the film Catching Fire, and I always think Peeta is an angel. But thinking that and with all the Georgette Heyer books in my mind . . . Georgette Heyer novels represent an/the old type of common thinking, the men do what they… Continue reading The Rake gets the Virgin and the Harpy gets the Angel Boy

Hamlet

As I mentioned before Hamlet was my Classics Club spin pick. I put off reading it until literally the last day of May, and I finished it in one day while accomplishing other things like a ridiculously long process of hanging a very high curtain rod that possibly triggered a large nosebleed, but that is… Continue reading Hamlet