Reading Recap: January – April 2019

I’ve already read over ten books in 2019. For some of you, ten books in four months is nothing, but for me, it’s an achievement—in my adult years, at least! I used to read all the time as a kid and constantly needed to more books to meet the demands of my voracious reader’s appetite. … Continue reading Reading Recap: January – April 2019

Story Study: The Thor Trilogy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

My last Story Study is appropriately timed, considering Avengers: Endgame's release this week! The subject of today's post not only introduced me to the MCU, but also is the reason I now enjoy the science fiction genre. ~ My first encounter: As the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies began to release, leading up to The Avengers in 2012, … Continue reading Story Study: The Thor Trilogy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Story Study: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

This next Story Study features the fantasy tale that impacted me the most as a writer and will forever be my favorite fictional story. ~ My first encounter: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien has the distinction of my favorite book of all time, and is perhaps the work that, above … Continue reading Story Study: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Story Study: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Today’s Story Study is all about my second fantasy favorite as a kid! ~ My first encounter: As with the early Harry Potter films (based on J. K. Rowling’s series), the 2000s movie adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe revealed a world of wonder and fantasy that captivated me … Continue reading Story Study: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Story Study: The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

To begin my series of Story Studies, I turn to one of the most beloved book series of the past couple of decades and one of the earliest fantasy works I encountered as a child. ~ My first encounter: My exposure to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was gradual. I did see the movies … Continue reading Story Study: The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling