“What We Stay Alive for”: Why We Need Art to be Fully Human

Well, it looks as if every other Monday is going to be the new posting schedule from here on out. I do realize that I did not post last week, and it was quite difficult to just let that sit. But, I am in my senior year of university and only a few months away … Continue reading “What We Stay Alive for”: Why We Need Art to be Fully Human

In Praise of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

What's going on, friends? *exhales* I'm finally doing it! I've been wanting to write about Dracula ever since I finished reading it at the end of last year. The story captivated me, and I have been dying to share it with you all. It caught me by surprise and was so much more than I could ever … Continue reading In Praise of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

My Oxford Scholastica Summer: Classes, Castles, and (lots of) Coffee

Well, it seems that after my Mystery Blogger Award post, a few of you showed interest in hearing about my two weeks abroad at Oxford University last summer. I was hoping you would, as I have been meaning to write about my studies and adventures for a while now. This post ought to get the … Continue reading My Oxford Scholastica Summer: Classes, Castles, and (lots of) Coffee

In Answer to Quarantine: Beautiful Things to Keep You Sane

Hallo, friend, wherever you may be in your little corner of the earth. I hope this post is finding you well, in good health, and in good spirits. At this point, I'm starting to feel like a heroine from one of my favorite books. I wake up each morning (usually with my hair in either … Continue reading In Answer to Quarantine: Beautiful Things to Keep You Sane

A Poem Featuring Sir Gawain, Arthur, and the Green Knight

Hullo lovelies! I wrote a poem. It was for my literature class, but I wrote it in the same style and verse as that of "the Pearl Poet." Also known as the anonymous poet who wrote the medieval romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I got an A on this assignment for my Medieval … Continue reading A Poem Featuring Sir Gawain, Arthur, and the Green Knight

Motherhood in Alcott’s “Little Women”

Happy Mother’s Day, friends! I decided there really was no better day to discuss my recent read Little Women than today: Mother’s Day. I have decided not to call this post a “spotlight” post, but it actually is a post of that nature. The only reason I’ve decided not to call it a spotlight post … Continue reading Motherhood in Alcott’s “Little Women”

The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag

Hullo, friends! Yes, I have decided to start my own blog tag. Ashamedly, I will admit that I have been meaning to start one for a long while now, but college life has gotten the better of me. However, now is the time for action! I have created this tag, this "Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional … Continue reading The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag

Literature Spotlight: Shakespeare’s Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks! (Mac.4.1.44-47) Macbeth. Wow. I do believe I have a new favorite Shakespearean play. I'm sorry, my beloved Hamlet, but Macbeth stole my soul and kidnapped my sleep. It kept me awake at night simply marveling over the profound themes of … Continue reading Literature Spotlight: Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Literature Spotlight: Agnes Grey

"It must be a great consolation to you, to have a home, Miss Grey," observed my companion after a short pause, "however remote, or seldom visited, still it is something to look to." "It is so much, that I think I could not live without it..." - Agnes and Mr. Weston from Agnes Grey, Chapter Thirteen, … Continue reading Literature Spotlight: Agnes Grey

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Give me Harry Potter," said Voldemort's voice, "and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded." From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Thirty-one, "The Battle of Hogwarts" Bloody hell and Merlin's beard! It's happened. I have finished the … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows