The best school assignments (in my opinion) also make for great blog posts. For my Science Fiction and Fantasy course, we were tasked to choose a book and argue why it was either fantasy or science fiction. While I could have made things easy for myself and picked a book on our syllabus, I decided … Continue reading What even is Diary of a WImpy Kid?
In the not too distant past, I explored two modern day Little Women graphic novel adaptations in the post Drawing Little Women: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Alcott. Both Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and Jo take Alcott's characters and place them in a modern day setting exploring sisterhood, life, love, and growing up in ways … Continue reading Little Witches: Another Little Women Graphic Novel
This past weekend, Jake and I went with his grandparents to western Massachusetts to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform at Tanglewood (featuring Yo-Yo Ma as a soloist). We had beautiful weather, I managed to avoid getting sunburnt (a true feat if you know me), and I got to experience my first professional orchestra concert … Continue reading Three on a Theme: Music
July has been a busy month (more on that to come in a combined June/July Reading Roundup soon!) but I finished my summer classes right after the fourth of July and finally have had a chance to read a bit more for fun! I put a ton of books on hold at the library and … Continue reading Some Summer Reading
Bookishly Bright started as Contextualizing the Classics in fall 2017 as a final project for a course at Kansas State University on Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexie. The first posts on this blog paired a classic with a contemporary text in order to explore the connections that existed between them and to bridge the gap … Continue reading Contextualizing the Classics: The Borrowers and Front Desk