Today, I Am A Rêveur (November)

So this week we’ve been enjoying Book Fair at school — truly one of my favorite times of the year, academic or otherwise!  And this year our school spirit squad decided that we should have a dress-up day to commemorate a favorite literary character.  That day was today — and how fortuitous that it fell on the 13th of the month!

So here I am…as Continue reading “Today, I Am A Rêveur (November)”

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Embracing My Inner Goth (part 1)

This post represents the first installment in a six-part series entitled “Embracing My Inner Goth.”  Keep watching this blog for parts 2 through 6.  Enjoy!

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Part I:  Searching For Anne Rice

In the mid-1990s, mainstream pop culture welcomed its most recent infusion of vampire fascination with the making of Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire into a movie. It starred Tom Cruise as Lestat and launched Kirsten Dunst’s career as an actor and Brad Pitt’s career as a heartthrob, even if his character, Louis, was sort of whiny — appropriately melodramatic in a tortured kind of way.  Interview’s gorgeous reception had been well prepared for by Rice’s authorly success with a slew of books — both her vampire and witch series, written under her own name, and her more risqué offerings written under the Continue reading “Embracing My Inner Goth (part 1)”