Update on Dorian Gray and a Question

I just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray last night and as promised, a review is in the works. In the meantime, I have a question for you. In Oscar Wilde’s preface to the novel, he states: There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badlyContinue reading “Update on Dorian Gray and a Question”

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Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 2

Thanks again to Hermina for nominating me for this challenge! The rules: Post one quote a day for three days Nominate three other bloggers to participate per post. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. Today, we have a quote from one of those wonderful Paris Review interviews, one conducted in 1998 with Martin Amis. I’m not terriblyContinue reading “Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 2”

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Bookish Links — July 2014

Hi peoples. Let’s see what kind of nerdy delight I was able to scrounge up this month. FINALLY! Symbolism in novels explained by the authors themselves! For all of you Middle Earthlings, here’s a recording of J. R. R. Tolkien reading a chapter from The Hobbit (and yes, he read Gollum’s lines in Gollum’s voice).Continue reading “Bookish Links — July 2014”

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What’s the Point of Art?

All my life, I’ve been attracted to artistic things. I’ve taken dance lessons for years, I love classic movies, and obviously, I love literature too. Believe me, I’ve tried to like STEM subjects in school, or rather, I tried not to like arts as much. Studying math and science just seemed so much more usefulContinue reading “What’s the Point of Art?”

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Is this just fantasy?

I love the movies, which is why I like to blame them for everything.

Citations orthodoxes

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Celebrating women's art and creativity

The Blonde at the Film

a fresh look at old films

Patrick Nabarro

Writer, Cinephile

Celluloid Wicker Man

Reviews, Essays and Analysis of Film and Art By Adam Scovell

My Crash Course

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Self-Styled Siren

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Jasmine L Holmes

Become Known & Loved

The Sheila Variations

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Carrots for Michaelmas

Cultivating a Catholic family through literature, liturgical living, and urban homesteading

Cinema Sojourns

Time Tripping Through the World of Film

Knowledge Lost

An Endless Pursuit of Knowledge

The Motion Pictures

Lindsey D.'s ramblings on the moving image!


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Suivez-moi au monde des langues!

Consulting Philologist

The Website and Blog of Dr. Matthew Scarborough

Tried With Fire

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