An Ode To Fathers~In Which I Commend Some Of My Favorite Fictional Dads

Hello, everyone!

I know, I know, Father’s Day was last weekend. But I was in the middle of a theatre production last weekend, and I decided to have Father’s Day this weekend instead.

Whether biological or honorary, fathers hold a significant place in our lives. There are some amazing real fathers out there (including my own) but on this blog I talk mostly about fictional things, and that is what I am going to do today. Continue reading

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Imagine Dragons Book Tag~In Which There Are Allergies, Unsung Heroes, Unreliable Narrators, And Possibly Dragons

Greetings, everyone!

I have been tagged by the illustrious Middle Earth Musician to do the Imagine Dragons Book Tag. Of course I am very familiar with books, but I hadn’t heard a single one of these Imagine Dragons songs before this, so I had to do a little bit of homework. I am now fully equipped to tackle this tag. But first, the formalities. Continue reading

Reads And Rereads~In Which I Revisit Old Friends And Meet New Ones

Salutations, blogging world!

As much as I love watching movies, there is something about reading books that nothing else can compare to. Sometimes it boggles me how little black marks on a piece of paper can invade my soul so much more effectively than all the special effects in the world.

In the past however-long-it’s-been-since-I-last-did-a-book-review-post, I have started ten books, finished eight of them, and discovered at least two new children. Let’s take a look, shall we? Continue reading

Wait, That’s The Same Person?~In Which I Am In Awe About Actors’ Amazing Abilities

Greetings, my friends!

There are a lot of pretty fantastic things in the world. Like books, for example. And salmon. But we are not going to talk about books or salmon today, alas. We are going to talk about actors.

I watch a lot of movies, okay. I am basically an expert in the art of cinema. To be honest I spend most of my time tearing it apart, but today I am going to talk about something that is actually quite fantastic. Continue reading

Literary Music Buddies~In Which I Make Cunning Associations Between Books And Songs

Greetings, my bloggerly chums!

When I read I book, I can sometimes get on a one-track mind. Literally EVERYTHING will make me think of the book.

Me: [sees a black notebook] TOM RIDDLE’S DIARY

Me: [smells pasta] MY CHILDREN ARE MAKING PUTTANESCA SAUCE

Me: [sees a hill] A HOBBIT MUST LIVE THERE

Me: [hears a horse whinny] BREEHY-HINNY-BRINNY-HOOHY-HAH

This is an ongoing phenomenon and I do it with basically everything.

So I figured, in my cunning way, why not put my overly obsessive mind to good use and get a blog post out of it? Continue reading

All About Books~In Which I Pretend To Review The Books I Have Read So Far This Year

Good day, my fellow bloggers!

I am still breathing, and it so follows that I am still reading books. Though this sometimes proves more difficult than I would like to to be, due to school and shows and concerts and the general mayhem that is life.

In the first three months of 2019 (so obviously not counting April because in my mind April hasn’t really started yet…even though it’s practically half gone) I have read approximately ten books of my own accord. I say ‘approximately’ because there were some books that I started in 2018 which bled over into 2019, and other such sticky matters as that- but I digress. Continue reading

Reflections On Cynicism~ In Which A Sponge Shares Her Safety Blanket With The World

Hello, my friends!

It’s time for another Deep Philosophical Ramble about what is going on in this sponge-brain of mine. Today I will be rambling about my problems with cynicism and pessimism and and how these things effect my view of life. And of course this will all relate to stories eventually because obviously everything does.

I consider myself to be a cynic. I have considered myself to be a cynic for pretty much as long as I can remember. At times I have taken pride in it, and at times I have been mildly annoyed by it. But in any event, it’s become a part of who I am. Continue reading