Category Archives: Literature/Pop Culture

The Haunting of Hill House 1959

February 22, 1999 The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House was a 1959 book by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson was born December 14, 1914 in San Francisco. She had been reading and writing all her life. She … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi

December 18, 2017 The Last Jedi The Last Jedi is poised precariously between the past and the future. The Last Jedi picks up right where The Force Awakens left off. It follows the template laid down by The Empire Strikes … Continue reading

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Lost Girl’s Hybrid Heritage

Lost Girl’s Hybrid Heritage I recently discovered the Showcase Show Lost Girl and binged watched it on Netflix. The Canadian Urban Fantasy show ran from 2010-2015. It also ran on the SyFy Channel, but I never caught it. While I … Continue reading

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Shameless

Shameless I read that Shameless is the most watched series on Netflix in America. Sherlock Holmes is the most watched Netflix show in England.  This sparked my curiosity and so I binged watched Shameless this week—all 7 Seasons. The first … Continue reading

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Joan Didion: Conversations and Essays

Joan Didion: Essays and Conversations Edited by G. Friedman, 1984 Introduction: Play It As It Lays shows a preoccupation with existentialism. She examines the nothingness of the void as in Sartre and Camus—particularly The Myth of Sisyphus.  Kierkegaard She does … Continue reading

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From Beast to Blonde

From Beast To Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers Mariana Warner, 1994 This is an entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of famous fairy tales … Continue reading

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GenMe

Generation Me Jean M Twenge, 2006 Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled and more miserable than before. Millennials, Net Generation, iGeneration, GenMe. Gen X are born in the 1960s and 1970s. GenMe was born in … Continue reading

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