I’ve always had a harder time with Persuasion than other Austen novels. Every time I reread it, I get this sense that Anne has been placed in this box by everyone around her, by her society and time, and even by the narrative itself, and she can’t break out. It frustrated me because I could … Continue reading Un-Persuaded: Who is the Real Anne Elliot?
My Seven Top Five Jane Austen Adaptations Starring Actors of Color
December is fast approaching, and with it my Austen-tatious Readathon! A few of the prompts are actually things to watch rather than read, and one of them is an Austen adaptation starring BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) actors. If you are planning to participate, I've collected a few of my favorites here! Pride … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Jane Austen Adaptations Starring Actors of Color
Announcing A Very Austen-tatious Readathon!
This is my first time creating a readathon and I'm so excited! December is Jane Austen’s birth month, so it’s the perfect time for some Austen celebration! Join me in reading and watching all things Jane Austen while also diversifying our bookshelves and media! Whether you're a seasoned Austen aficionado, or you've never read her … Continue reading Announcing A Very Austen-tatious Readathon!
All About Adaptations: New Podcast Episode
So I’m back on the podcast, after a much-needed break, and I have some fun content planned for the rest of October. This week, I’m revisiting a piece I wrote back in June, and that was published by Book Riot during my brief stint as a contributor there. I started thinking about this piece because … Continue reading All About Adaptations: New Podcast Episode
What Do We Want in a Literary Adaptation?
This post was originally published on BookRiot, because I'm a contributor now. I'm cool like that. For almost as long as film has been around as an art form, books have been adapted for film. In fact, the earliest known motion picture based on a literary source was filmed in 1896. (It’s a 45-second scene … Continue reading What Do We Want in a Literary Adaptation?
Let’s Dissect the New “Emma” Trailer!
The first trailer for the upcoming Emma adaptation dropped today, and I have thoughts! If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here: So right off the bat, spot-on casting of Miss Bates. Miranda Hart, 100%, absolutely, done and done. I also love the casting of Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse. I do wonder if he's … Continue reading Let’s Dissect the New “Emma” Trailer!
Spooky Adaptations to Watch this Autumn
If you know me well, you know that Autumn is my favorite time of year. Come mid September, I am trash for all things pumpkin spice, my boot collection makes its way out of my closet, and I find myself wanting to get cozy at home with a cup of cocoa and a spooky read, … Continue reading Spooky Adaptations to Watch this Autumn
I Am Not On Board With Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”
The trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, was just released this week. I feel like I've been hearing news about this movie for about a year at this point, and very little that I've heard has inspired any excitement. Maybe it's too early to judge, as … Continue reading I Am Not On Board With Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”
My Seven Top Five Thoughts After Watching All of “Game of Thrones” in One Week
Since Game of Thrones just ended, and I've been working from home for a week due to some office renovations, I thought it was the perfect time to sign up for a 7-day free trial of the HBO Amazon Prime Channel and binge the entire series (while working, of course!). Game of Thrones has reached … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Thoughts After Watching All of “Game of Thrones” in One Week
On Watching the Movie When You Haven’t Read the Book
I am a hypocrite. Not really, but I needed a good hook for this post. If I had written this maybe three years ago I would have been a hypocrite, though, so we'll go with it. Here's why. I used to fancy myself a book snob. I always adamantly claimed that any book was inherently … Continue reading On Watching the Movie When You Haven’t Read the Book