The Guide To Fantasy Subgenres

We all know what fantasy is- yet we use terms such as ‘paranormal’. or ‘high fantasy’ to describe certain books. But what do they mean?

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8 Things HBO’s “His Dark Materials” Has To Get Right

As Game of Thrones bows out, attention is brought to the upcoming adaption to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. In this post, I will highlight the 8 things HBO’s “His Dark Materials” has to get right in order to be a successful adaption and television show. Some of my reasons are straight forward and will be agreed by many fans, and others will be more controversial.

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I’m No Longer Majoring In English

Majoring in English used to make so much sense. I knew from the get-go that majoring in English was not going to be easy. Writing 2500 word essays and constructing strong literary arguments is not easy.

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Children’s Books For Adults: Literature Recommendations

There’s something incredible about a children’s book that is well written, heartwarming, intelligent and thoughtful. Re-reading particular children’s books as an adult, you notice nuances and dark elements that you may not have noticed before.

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Lessons From Pennywise: How To Terrify Your Readers

***This article does not feature spoilers for either the book or the film adaption of the Stephen King novel “It“*** Pennywise is one of the most terrifying monsters ever in literature. ‘It’ preys on the town Derry, is insanely creepy and feasts on the flesh of children. To say that Stephen King’s novel isn’t going […]

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Merchandise Now Available On TeeSpring!

It’s no secret. I love books. So I have created merchandise from TeeSpring that can be purchased. As I publish this post, I have posted two items for women that celebrate all things literary and creative. More will come! You can shop here, and I hope these shirts bring joy and good tidings! These awesome […]

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I Pledge Allegiance To All Things Problematic

I am a problematic writer, and I am not ashamed. An article from tor.com called “Problematic Classics” addresses the question: How do we receive classical books with a new understanding of racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice? Can we really recommend Narnia books to our children, considering the concerns regarding race and how female […]

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March: What I Read

In March, I managed to read a couple of books. Lucky of me, I enjoyed them all! Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Not my favourite Austen novel, but certainly interesting enough to remember. The themes of betrayal, friendship and heroism stick with you. I love Austen’s ability to mock the gothic style. It’s witty, clever […]

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