Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Music · NovElla · YA

A Cinderella Story: The Movies

As you can see, there is no shortage of modern, teen movies based on Cinderella. In this post, I’m going to discuss the stories in the collection shown above. If teen flicks aren’t your thing, you won’t like these; but some within that genre are better than others. Most of these held their own, but… Continue reading A Cinderella Story: The Movies

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Historical · NovElla

Finette Cendron

Charles Perrault had competition! Historically, women were the tellers of traditional folktales, and the salon scene in Paris was full of aristocratic women exercising their storytelling. Madame d’Aulnoy (c.1650 – 1705) produced a number of fairy tales around the same time as Charles Perrault. We could just as easily be most familiar with her version of… Continue reading Finette Cendron

Astronomy · LOTR · NovElla · Quotes

Sam’s Star

“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him… Continue reading Sam’s Star

Austen · NovElla

Jane Austen’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Jane Austen! Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, a rural village of Hampshire, England. She lived until 1817. The author of a number of novels, it’s easy to honor Jane Austen’s birthday by reading something she wrote. Her character Emma even had great advice for those awkward moments in… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Birthday

Historical · Math · NovElla

Fibonacci Day 2018

Happy Fibonacci Day! “If, by chance, something less or more proper or necessary I omitted, your indulgence for me is entreated, as there is no one who is without fault, and in all things is altogether circumspect.” ― Leonardo Fibonacci, from Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci   The Fibonacci Sequence You can find more information about the… Continue reading Fibonacci Day 2018