Classic Reads

Great Books for Curious Minds

  • Cross Purposes

    February 27, 2020 by

    Background I wasn’t familiar with the term, “cross purposes” before reading this small, fun fairytale. According to Merriam-Webster, they are, “purposes usually unintentionally contrary to another purpose of oneself or of someone or something else.” See if you can spot any of these in this delightful tale! On an authorial/ historical note, I found it… Read more

  • The Dark Side of Light in MacDonald’s The Light Princess

    February 8, 2020 by

    Replete with metaphor and symbolism, word-play and charming innocence, George MacDonald’s The Light Princess is always a treat to re-read. My favorite types of books to read are ones with layers of meaning, which still retain their aesthetic appeal. As I re-read this classic children’s fantasy, I admired the depth and imagination MacDonald brought to… Read more

  • The Voyage of The Dawn Treader Blog 2

    January 26, 2020 by

    A couple weeks ago I visited my sister in Florida and watched the boats coming into harbor. This seemed oddly appropriate as I had begun reading through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The main difference (aside from the make of the ships) was that the children in Dawn Treader were on a large ship… Read more

  • Classic Childrens Fantasy

    January 1, 2020 by

    By far, this is a favorite category I enjoy reading and writing in. Sometime this year I even hope to publish my own children’s fantasy novel… For now, let me share with you a some of my favorite children’s fantasy classics which I will be blogging about in the coming months. Click on any of… Read more

  • Why did the Grinch Steal Christmas?

    December 12, 2019 by

    Why I Love the Grinch As the snow fell softly outside in a pre-Christmas covering, my family would curl up on the couch and living room floor to watch endless children’s Christmas specials. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was always a favorite. Dr. Seuss has a way with rhythm and rhyming that resonated with me… Read more

  • A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

    December 6, 2019 by

    Perhaps one of the most well-known Christmas classics is A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. The writing is phenomenal in its prose, but what is arguably most compelling about the tale are the characters and story arc Dickens creates. What makes this piece so famous and why does it connect with people so well, leaving… Read more

  • A Brief Introduction

    November 26, 2019 by

    Hi! Welcome to my literature blog! I am writing this blog in hopes that I might: Express my thoughts, reflections, and memories tied to literature. I tend to focus on themes, drawing on the history of the literary work. Provide a safe area for others to share their thoughts and memories on said literature. By… Read more

  • What Every Writer Must Decide

    February 11, 2020 by

    I’m the type of writer who can bend. I can ghostwrite in many types of genres. BUT…how much bending is too much? I think I just found out. Without revealing details about the situation, I will have to speak in generalities. I want to share what this taught me but I don’t want to be… Read more

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