Is C S Lewis any good today? Revisiting The Chronicles of Narnia

Is C S Lewis any good today? Revisiting The Chronicles of Narnia

This July to August I did an epic re-read of The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s been years since I’ve read the series, though they were a mainstay of my childhood (to the point I even owned an activity and recipe book inspired by Narnia and…

Doctor Who Rewatch: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

Doctor Who Rewatch: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

Just a quick note before this review to let people know I’m overseas for a month so will a) miss the first female Doctor’s debut and won’t be able to live blog my reaction and b) The series two re-watch stops till I get back…

Doctor Who Re-watch: The Girl in the Fireplace

Doctor Who Re-watch: The Girl in the Fireplace

The second Moffat story for New Who! In which all of his later series themes are laid out for us. Plus bonus The Time Traveller’s Wife riff, a great historical fiction revisionist slant on Madame de Pompadour and the chick who played Beth in Spooks.…

Childhood Favorites: The Teenage Years

Childhood Favorites: The Teenage Years

Last week I blogged about my childhood favorite stories and series. This week I bring you part 2 where I describe the novels that got to me in my teens. Again, in no order. 1. The Merlin trilogy by Mary Stewart Mary Stewart was famous…

Into the Woods Film Review

Into the Woods Film Review

I’m a bit of a Sondheim fanatic. Incidentally, my Sweeney Todd post on this blog is my most popular post of all time at Inkashlings. I also am a rabid musical fan and I like fairy story revisionism, so you’d think I was over the…

Feminist and Loving Moffat Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 2

Feminist and Loving Moffat Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 2

Midway through last year I began a long essay which was intended to be my definitive stance on Steven Moffat, Doctor Who, female characters and feminism. However, the post soon turned mammoth and I decided to cut my post in half. Besides, enough time has…

Feminist and Loving Moffat Doctor Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 1

Feminist and Loving Moffat Doctor Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 1

I don’t normally post this sort of piece on my public blog or weigh in on fandom issues here – not because I don’t care about said issues – but because often my livejournal is a better home for such posts. However, Doctor Who fits…

Silkskin and the Forest Dwellers/Lord of Shalott Novella Reviews

Silkskin and the Forest Dwellers/Lord of Shalott Novella Reviews

Silkskin and the Forest Dwellers/Lord of Shalott, Jay Mountney, Smashwords, 2012, Ebook price: $2.99 US. I was given a free copy of Jay Mountney’s Silkskin and the Forest Dwellers months back but with finishing university and a new job, I scarcely had time to read,…

Book Review: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

Book Review: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan, Allen and Unwin, 2012 RRP: $19.99 Australian. I feel guilty. I finished this book back in July but my thesis work attacked me and gave me heart palpitations over how much I still had left to do on it. Hence, this…