Anne Shirley, Jo March, and Other Inspiring Women I Wanted to Be Like While Growing Up

The very first “novel-sized” book I read while I was growing up was Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved Laura’s spunky personality and the way she tackled life’s challenges–straight on. Never mind that she was a girl and wore skirts; she never used that as an excuse or a reason to slow her down. She was brave and did so many things. … Continue reading Anne Shirley, Jo March, and Other Inspiring Women I Wanted to Be Like While Growing Up

From Severus Snape to Samwise Gamgee: 5 Fictional Characters Who Became Unlikely Heroes

When we think of heroes, we think of brave young men and women who take up their swords to fight those who oppress the poor or the weak. The first people who come to mind are those natural-born leaders, those who can stand for themselves and defend a worthy cause. We think of Robin Hood who stole from the rich to give to the poor, … Continue reading From Severus Snape to Samwise Gamgee: 5 Fictional Characters Who Became Unlikely Heroes

Drawing Hope from The Lord of the Rings in Uncertain Times

Ever since news of the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, people have taken to the comfort of books. Certain classics like J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, despite having been written several years ago, are somehow able to capture what we are all feeling as we face times of uncertainty. Perhaps one of the most popular quotes taken from The Lord of the … Continue reading Drawing Hope from The Lord of the Rings in Uncertain Times

Classic Literature Heroes We Can’t Help But Swoon Over

Gentlemen in stiff cravats and fancy coats. Hazel-eyed boys with dreamy smiles. That boy next door. That gentleman who comes to call. These are the heroes of classic novels that we’ve read either when we were young or somewhat later. It doesn’t matter when you encountered them, but what matters is that they’ve captured your heart and the hearts of thousands of women around the … Continue reading Classic Literature Heroes We Can’t Help But Swoon Over

6 Awesome Retellings of Our Favourite Stories

From tales of dashing knights to damsels not necessarily in distress, from Middle Earth to Hogwarts and beyond, we’ve been treated to the best kinds of stories out there. And just when we think it can’t get any better, more stories are created, some re-creating those well-loved tales we’ve grown up with, but giving them a life and breath of their own. Here are some … Continue reading 6 Awesome Retellings of Our Favourite Stories

Sir Walter Elliot: A Man of Vanities

Jane Austen’s Persuasion begins with a few paragraphs about Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall. He is described as fond of reading nothing but the Baronet (which appears to be a listing of some sort, of all the royalty and nobility of their times), especially the last few pages where his name and title are inscribed. Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir … Continue reading Sir Walter Elliot: A Man of Vanities

Movie Spotlight: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Disclaimer: Spotlights are deep-dive analysis of books, movies, TV series, and more. If you, the reader, have not yet encountered, watched, anything pertaining to the following post, we suggest that you return to this post when you have already done so. Unless you don’t mind the spoilers which, if that is the case, then feel free to carry on. Title(s): Zindagi Na Milegi DobaraCountry: IndiaDirector: … Continue reading Movie Spotlight: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Cha Dae Woong: From Spoiled to Selfless

If you’re familiar with Asian TV dramas, then you’re probably familiar with K-Dramas, or Korean TV series. Once of the first we ever encountered in our early years of watching K-Dramas was My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. A gumiho is a nine-tailed fox, a creature from Korean myths and legends. After watching the series, we attempted to deep-dive into our story’s hero, Cha Dae Woong to journey … Continue reading Cha Dae Woong: From Spoiled to Selfless