That Weird Post About Dreams

A couple weeks ago, Mom and I were comparing notes on our dreams while cooking supper.  In the course of this conversation, I casually mentioned my 'dream announcer':  a Faceless Bloke who says stuff like "as you know, Bob" while providing backstory and local color à la Jim Nance.   Mom had never heard of a dream... Continue Reading →

Five Favorite Female Characters

Hallo, lovelies! It's been a while since I did a 'favorites' post, and it's been a while since I wrote anything focused strictly on characters (as opposed to a whole book or whole series).  Voilá, then--here you are!  My five favorite heroines, ranked in ascending order. It's easier than you might think to narrow it... Continue Reading →

She Is To Me

This will be a hard post to write, but I still need to try. I know you all saw the news last Monday.  You all saw the flames rage through Notre Dame Cathedral, angry, red-hot flames threatening to devour the entire structure.  Thankfully, most of it was saved, and what wasn't saved can be rebuilt. ... Continue Reading →

The Five Things Tag

Greetings, citizens! I felt like doing a tag today, so I'm borrowing this one from Eva@Coffee, Classics, and Craziness.  It's basically six sets of five things . . . pretty self-explanatory.  And fun 🙂 Five things you'll find in my purse:   1. my wallet 2. my keys 3. my driver's license 4. my library card... Continue Reading →

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, John Donne admonishes us.  It tolls for thee.  'Kay, now I've hit you with that entirely random Elizabethan quote, let me back up and start again.  I've been thinking a lot about the upcoming Avengers: Endgame lately, which means I've been thinking a lot about tragedy and human mortality. ... Continue Reading →

Pride and Prejudice: Dream Cast

Last week, I wrote a post in which I mused on certain Unpopular Opinions™ of mine.  In the course of which, I mentioned I'm not a fan of BBC's 1995 Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Many of you were surprised to hear this.  Naturally, you wanted an explanation.  I gave it... Continue Reading →

On Being Heard

Gentle reader, I come before you today to make an announcement. I have weird opinions. I'm not saying this in a self-congratulatory way, like "I hAvE wEiRd OpInIoNs."  I'm not patting myself on the back.  This is simply a fact I've observed over time:  my reactions, especially in the realm of literature/fiction, tend towards the... Continue Reading →

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