Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #2

Picking up from last week’s first re-reading post, I am re-reading another series that helped to form my childhood. This week we will be discussing all things Percy Jackson with a brief review of the separate book series, the original Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus, the film adaptations, and the graphic novel adaptations. WhileContinue reading “Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #2”

Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #1

For the next few weeks, I will be re-reading childhood books that were an essential part of my childhood. Given the fact that my reading experience has expanded significantly over the years and my writing expertise somewhat improved, I thought I might take the time to go back over the books that helped to formContinue reading “Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #1”

He Said, She Said

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as I delve even deeper into the world of writing. Though I am by no meansContinue reading “He Said, She Said”

Brave

If you need a little bit of a pep me up or something to bolster your spirits as you prepare to take on the brand new challenge of middle school, I think I may have found something for you. The follow up in a series staring with the graphic novel Awkward, this newest installment is bothContinue reading “Brave”

The Familiar vs Unfamiliar World

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as I delve even deeper into the world of writing. Though I am by no meansContinue reading “The Familiar vs Unfamiliar World”

Around the World

Move over, Phineas Fogg – there are some new adventurers in town and this time, all of their adventures are true! In the 19th century, Jules Verne’s book Around the World in Eighty Days and other such novels inspired generations to look at travel in a new way. Three separate stories follow the few among many intrepidContinue reading “Around the World”

Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress

Picture it. The scene is France in the early 20th century, a day when corsets still have a grasp on society and skirts rise no higher than the ankle. This is a day when women are still restrained by the clothing they wear, but not for long if Miss Coco has anything to say aboutContinue reading “Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress”

Writing Historical Fiction

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as I delve even deeper into the world of writing. Though I am by no meansContinue reading “Writing Historical Fiction”

Independence Day

  I may be one of those rare people in a slim percentage that has a favorite holiday ranking above Christmas, Halloween, and Easter. While I like these other holidays, I usually find the day less exciting than the actual season (with the exception of Halloween because come on, it’s Star Wars Day!). One ofContinue reading “Independence Day”