Mansfield Park Book and Movie Review

  Much to some of my friends’ chagrin and astonishment, I have never been a fan of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.  I’ve read it at least two or three times in the past (even doing a really good book-discussion led by Maribeth), but nothing could convince me that Mansfield Park had any of the depth, … Continue reading Mansfield Park Book and Movie Review


The Mini-Reviews Post

Forgive my blogging silence - life has been crazy this summer!  I'm just three tests away from being finished with college, one week away from a local-authors book festival, halfway through a very complicated quilt, one day away from a friend's wedding and I'm also getting back in the swing of my part-time job.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading The Mini-Reviews Post


A few years ago, I saw a trailer for the movie Coraline.  The animation was in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a style I dislike with a vengeance.  That 3 minute trailer filled me with enough disgust and loathing to last a lifetime, and for hours I felt as if something evil was … Continue reading Coraline