Books That Made Me Who I Am Vol. IV

I'm sure you know by now, but in case you missed it, you can read the first three installments of my book list here, here, and even here! Really, I have a never-ending supply of book recommendations.  These posts are me trying to hit the highlights.  Here are a few I somehow managed to miss the first three... Continue Reading →

A Shocking Historical Discovery

So I had a shocking realization recently.  Well, two now I think about it. First: Zootopia is a play on Utopia, both in name and concept. Second, and more importantly: Not everyone who loves books loves history.  Not everyone who loves history loves books. I know.  Groundbreaking stuff. I never knew just how strange it was... Continue Reading →

A Bookish Look at Movies

I have trouble forgiving book-to-movie adaptations sometimes. People were confused that I wasn't one of those super-fans up in arms over The Hobbit movies and the Tauriel-Kili romance. What they didn't realize was how much I'd already forgiven Peter Jackson for with the original trilogy. The absence of Tom Bombadil. Replacing Glorfindel, a truly epic character,... Continue Reading →

Books That Made Me Who I Am Vol. III

As the title implies, this is the third installment of a list of books that have been important in my life.  You can read the first two here and here.  These are books I have read in college and since graduating. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo This is one of a very few books that I would say... Continue Reading →

Can someone please tell me when and where Americans, or just people in general, got the idea that fairies are good? Fairies in folk tales do not abide by human morals.  They have no concept of mortality.  I seriously doubt they have any emotion, or that pain is a thing people can feel.  The same... Continue Reading →

Books That Made Me Who I Am Vol. II

The first list focused mostly on childhood and early teenage years.  This second list will focus more on my high school years. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien Forever and always the standard by which fantasy will be measured in my house.  Don't try to argue that a different series is better.... Continue Reading →

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