Austen · Cinderella · NovElla · YA

Cinderella’s Type

Does Cinderella have a type? In the original fairy tales, such as Perrault’s Cendrillon or Aschenputtel  by the Brothers Grimm, the prince is not really described. Do his princely qualities mean the same thing to everyone? He is left ambiguous, allowing the reader to imagine him as tall or short, light or dark, broad or… Continue reading Cinderella’s Type

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

NovElla · Science Fiction

The Force Awakens

The much-anticipated Star Wars Episode VII has been released; and everyone has an opinion! Whether you’re a young Jedi initiate or a lifelong fan, this movie attracted a lot of attention. I’ve seen the movie and I’m here to report back—favorably! For those of you who haven’t seen Episode VII yet, don’t worry; this post… Continue reading The Force Awakens

Austen · NovElla

Dear Mr. Darcy

Literature’s most eligible bachelor, the famous Mr. Darcy, is a popular topic of conversation around February 14th. Of all the characters in Pride and Prejudice, I’ve always identified with Mr. Darcy and his sister Georgiana the most. Shy, quiet, and fond of reading, I empathize with their awkward social encounters. “I certainly have not the… Continue reading Dear Mr. Darcy