The Book Lover Tag

So, I was tagged by Rae, who was tagged by Rachel, who was tagged by Ruth, at which point my internet-snoop-trail ran out. The rules are simple: answer the questions, tag more people, and have fun! If you could rewrite the ending to any book, what would it be? The two that come to mind…

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Favourite Things

Well, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are all quite well and good, but they're not exactly my thing. This week, I come to you with a post I've wanted to do for a very long time: a list of my favourite things. It's abridged, of course, but here is a little glimpse into…

One Year

So. This blog, my little corner of the internet, has been around for a year. I know, it doesn't sound like much, but one year ago, while suffering from a particularly bad bout of insomnia, I started this little blog. And here's a confession: many, many of my posts have been written at some insanely…

A Most Excellent Essay

Hello, Gentle Reader, as the ever-quotable Miss Manners would say. This post is going to be really short--just a link, really. I am subscribed to the Jane Austen Centre's newsletter, and ever so regularly, a bunch of random, Jane Austen-related news pops into my inbox. Along with a bunch of advertisements for their gift shop,…

Homeschooler, Part I

So...I homeschool. I love it. And at times, hate it. And at others, feel absolutely no emotion towards the entire practice. But I have perspective (not much, but some), because I saw how the other half lives. I went to school. And left. Now, I don't want to sound like a snob (see just about…

“The Book Was Better”

How often have we all heard or spoken that line? Be it a classic or a New York Times Bestseller, the movie rarely lives up to our lofty ideals. It's not a new thing, either. Following is a list of movies, which, in my opinion did not live up to their books, starting with-gasp!-Pride and…