Austen · Banannabelle · Cinderella · Education · Math · NovElla

How to Bake Pi

March 14th is Pi Day! It’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein. In honor of Pi Day, today’s post highlights a pertinent book about mathematics. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that mathematics is difficult,” writes mathematics professor Eugenia Cheng, with as much tongue-in-cheek as Austen’s original statement. In How to Bake Pi, Cheng explains… Continue reading How to Bake Pi

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Ella Enchanted

“If he knew much about Bast, I was in for trouble – unless orange coaches were common there.” Tell a Fairy Tale Day is coming on February 26th! And so I bring you, Ella Enchanted! What could be better than a day for fairy tales? Although that might as well be every day for me…… Continue reading Ella Enchanted

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Music · NovElla

Cinderella Musicals

We’ve already seen one musical version of Cinderella, as part of Into the Woods. I’m sure many of you are also familiar with the Disney animation; but don’t stop there. Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), composer, and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960), lyricist, collaborated on many great musicals – including Cinderella! This musical rendition was largely based on… Continue reading Cinderella Musicals

Cinderella · NovElla

The Ordinary Princess

What if a princess is given the gift of ordinariness by a fairy? The Ordinary Princess is a clever and entertaining children’s novel, written and illustrated by M.M. Kaye. I enjoyed reading The Far Pavilions, by the same author, years ago and ever since I’ve had The Ordinary Princess on my list. I no longer… Continue reading The Ordinary Princess

Austen · Cinderella · LOTR · NovElla

One Lovely Blog Award

I am honored and excited to share that I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! Marcia Strykowski, over at her own lovely blog, received the award and so a big thank you to her for nominating NovElla and Banannabelle! Here are the guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award: Each nominee must thank… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award