I very, very rarely share excerpts from my English homework. My teachers run everything we hand in through a plagiarism checker, so I feel it is appropriate to only publish anything from school to the blogs after I've received my grade. Wouldn't want them to think I plagiarized some poor struggling author named Allison Rose, … Continue reading Tales from the Classroom: “Return of the Thin White Duke” by Neil Gaiman
My lovely friend "Mage" made a phenomenal proposal for a new literary genre: There should be a friendship genre, if there isn’t one already! It would be a lot like the romance genre, but the focus will be more on the platonic bonds between the characters. Instead of struggling to get together with the person … Continue reading The Friendship Genre (!!!!)
Ah, 'Jane Eyre.' Who doesn't love a nice, romantic movie where the gullible young woman marries a creepy old bigamist, and they all live happily ever after?
My musing for today is, who selects which books intended for children receive a Newbery Medal and how do they do it? Here's how I imagine (and embellish upon) it: A group of women between the ages thirty and sixty sitting at a San Diego Comic Con celebrity panel-style table, each engrossed in a 100 … Continue reading Who Picks the Newbery Awards?