Tag: classic literature

  • The Misselthwaite Archives: A Secret Glade in Portland

    The Misselthwaite Archives: A Secret Glade in Portland

    We had a trio of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s books on the shelf from as early as I can remember – A Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and The Secret Garden. I read all three when I was pretty young, and saw at least two movie adaptations of each one. All three books feature child protagonists […]

  • The March Family Letters: Little 21st Century Women

    I was eight years old the first time I read Little Women. I fell in love with the Marches and identified with all four sisters in different ways. I was a writer and loved adventure and couldn’t manage to do what was expected of me like Jo. I was the oldest and could be too cautious and […]

  • So, I finally binge-watched Carmilla

    This was supposed to be my Halloween post. I’ve actually gotten a few requests to review this literary vlog series. I kept putting it off because I knew once I got started, I’d want to watch the whole thing in one sitting. I was right. First, a little background on the source material. Carmilla is a […]

  • Social media guilt: Speculation on the fall of Selfie

    Selfie, the ABC sitcom remake of My Fair Lady starring Amy Pond as Eliza Doolittle and Mister Sulu II as Henry Higgins, has already been canceled. I’m sad to see it go, because I feel like it never got a chance to meet its full potential. I’m not going to pretend to know why it’s being canceled. […]

  • 10 Books That Made An Impression On Me

    You’ve probably seen this challenge on Facebook already – list 10 books that have made an impression on you. When one of my friends tagged me last weekend, I decided to narrow it down to ten by focusing on books that I feel have influenced me as a writer. Here’s what I came up with, […]

  • Frankenstein, MD – It’s Aliiiiiiiive!

    I read Frankenstein about six years ago when I was discovering steampunk. I was expecting to like it in a so-bad-it’s-good way akin to the B-movie neckbolt cliches. I ended up loving it for its engaging characters (including the philosophical, articulate Monster), its thoughtful exploration of enduring themes like familial responsibility and ethics in scientific […]

  • Green Gables Fables: Anne Shirley, Vlogger

    It seems The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has started a trend. Vlogs based on classic literature and starring cute redheaded girls seem to be popping up everywhere. The latest one to suck me in is based on the series that pretty much defined my adolescence, Anne of Green Gables. It’s remarkable how very little about the […]

  • Peter and Wendy: Millennials in Neverland

    I’ve seen the first four episodes of The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy, and I have no idea what to make of it. It’s a lot of fun. I’m just not sure what it is yet. Here’s the description from the webseries’ official site: Everyone has to grow up, right?  Well, not if Peter […]

  • Thug Notes Be All Up In Y’alls Librizzle. Word.

    Yo. This here Sparky Sweets, PhD. Join me as I drop some of da illest classical literature summary and analysis that yo ass ever heard. Educate yo self, son. ~ Thug Notes Facebook Page Gentle readers, this week it is my pleasure to introduce to you a charming and insightful program devoted to bringing classic literature […]