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Wrathful Wednesday: ‘The Dark Heroine’ review and a meltdown over society
Book review / Reflection

Wrathful Wednesday: ‘The Dark Heroine’ review and a meltdown over society

I needed a break from my hard-hitting summer reading list this weekend, so I dug out my copy of Abigail Gibbs’ The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire (2012) for a little escapist change of pace. It’s a novel of love and adventure between human teen Violet Lee and vampire royal, Kaspar Varn, with whom she has … Continue reading

The Fairest of Them All: Disney’s New Brand of Ethical Storytelling
Movie review / Reflection

The Fairest of Them All: Disney’s New Brand of Ethical Storytelling

Originally posted on Life Measured in Coffee Spoons:
I love fairytales. I always have. Full disclosure here, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty was my favorite movie for the majority of my childhood, and by extension, Aurora the go-to princess of choice for any dress-up antics. Partially, I’m sure, this stemmed from the strangely universal and narcissistic childhood trend…

Hollow City is full of awesome
Book review

Hollow City is full of awesome

The effect that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011) had on me was electric. Riggs is a very talented writer with a seemingly effortless ability to transport the reader to this bizarre parallel world where children have formidable powers and can be sixteen forever. Marry that incredible narrative with a collection of bizarre vintage photographs … Continue reading