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
I recently attended a writing lecture hosted by a fairly successful author whose stories I have always strongly disliked. I figured that if nothing else, I could at least gain a better understanding of why I disliked her books and writing style, and avoid them in my own writings. When she opened the floor … Continue reading In Defense of Love
Have you ever noticed how many older books mention God? From Sherlock Holmes to Jane Eyre, it seems that many books written before the 20th century seem to include a copious amount of Christianity. In contrast, the majority of modern Christian stories are now sharply divided from secular stories. The secular books generally leave every trace … Continue reading Oh, That Old Time Religion!
Kellie Falconer of the lovely blog, Accordion to Kellie, is throwing a magnificent blog party! Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea how a blog party worked. Though I'm still very much a novice in the whole "blog party" business, I am quite enjoying my very first introduction to it! It's … Continue reading The Literary Heroine Blog Party
We're only 20 days into the New Year, and already life has been quite busy around my house! I'm now in my third week of online college, I'm reading all sorts of fun books, slaving away on editing one of my novels, written an interview for The Story Girl blog, and on top of all … Continue reading Story Girl Interview, College, and Sherlock
Yesterday, one of my dearest, most treasured dreams became a reality. I got a trench coat. I can't exactly remember when my fascination with trench coats came about. It seems that in every movie I watch, and book I read, at least one character has one of these incredible coats. (And more often than not, it's … Continue reading Keep Calm And Wear A Trench Coat
What are some of the most important things you've learned from having a job of your own? God has used this new job of mine to teach me tons of life-lessons. It has NOT been easy (I've had quite a few meltdowns) but looking back on how far God has brought me in my walk with Him, I … Continue reading Interview
I have never been a huge fan of romance stories. Chick flick movie night? No thanks. I'd rather watch Iron Man or Pirates of the Caribbean. Plain drama, as such, has never appealed to me (though occasionally I like a little drama mixed in with a lot of adventure.) There is one author, however, that … Continue reading Sense and Sensibility