Classic Remarks is a meme hosted at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. Founded and run by Briana and Krysta, Pages Unbound is one of my absolute favorite sites. So I always love when I can throw my two cents in on a Classic Remarks discussion. So, dear readers, let’s get the conversation rolling!
Classic Remarks is a meme hosted at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. Pages Unbound, founded and run by Briana and Krysta, is one of my absolute favorite sites. In addition to adoring their content, I love the sense of community they’ve built there. So I was SUPER EXCITED when I saw this week’s prompt because I knew I had something to contribute! Without further ado, who’s ready to chat about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby? Continue reading
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag is one of those shows where I wonder how I lived without it. My first time through the series (I watch it often), I watched all of Season One in a day and Season Two the following day. My pause between them was only to allow myself time to try and process all the feelings the first season left me with. The show is hysterical while also being one of the most moving shows I’ve ever seen. It’s wildly intelligent and the emotional journey it takes you on is unforgettable. Returning to this was one of the first things I did when quarantine hit – it’s a thoughtful comfort show, making me laugh, think, and feel in equally strong waves. As I watched it, I realized I’d never written about my love for this series, something I want to do now with this reflection on a remarkable juxtaposition done in the fourth episode of the second season.
Note, there will obviously be spoilers (but not beyond S2,E4). I’ll be as general as I can be with the plot but if you haven’t seen this show maybe watch it now? I don’t wanna be bossy but it’s brilliant. Every. Single. Moment. Continue reading
This was a surprisingly easy week in the Top Five Wednesday world! I say “surprisingly” because, no matter the topic, I always seem to end up over-analyzing both the topic and my choices. Don’t get me wrong; I have fun doing that :). But more often than not a substantial amount of thought has to go into narrowing down my choices to see what makes this list. But it was easy this time! Our T5W stewards over at Goodreads have designated this week as the top five books you want to read by the end of the year. Continue reading
This week those crazy cats over at Goodreads have issued the following challenge to the world of Top 5 Wednesday writers – put together a list of your top five favorite first sentences. Sounds intriguing right?? It is! However, once I considered it, I realized this would end up being trickier than I thought. I am excellent at quoting films or shows I love – and even certain lines in literature. But, with the exception of a few classic lines, I don’t tend to remember the first sentence of even the books that are most beloved to me. But I didn’t let that stop me! So here you have it folks, my list of five favorite first sentences! Continue reading