I spent 60 hours with this audio book, please indulge me in spending two blog post on it. It occurred to me in re-reading the post I wrote last week about the Sherlock Holmes stories that I spoke more about mystery and crime stories in general. This week I'm going to write about Sherlock specifically.… Continue reading A Study in Sherlock Holmes
I have spent 60 hours listening to Stephen Fry reading most of the canon Sherlock Holmes stories. I want to start this out by saying if you enjoy audiobooks and want to listen to Sherlock Holmes, I would spend an audible credit on this collection. You get all but the last set of stories for… Continue reading The Adventure of Loving Mystery Stories
Monday was the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Since so many people have been sharing their Harry Potter stories, I figured today I would too because Harry Potter has been such a huge part of my life for most of those 20 years. I am almost positive I have discussed… Continue reading Happy Birthday Harry Potter
Long time readers of this blog, I'm sure, have been thinking "I wonder what happened to Deanna's friend Jen? She talked about her so much the first month of blogging and then hasn't mentioned her since. Did Jen finally get tired of Deanna constantly talking about Hamilton?" The answer to that is "probably" but it… Continue reading Gratitude Journals
There is nothing wrong with a good formula. I read an article a while ago that said something to the effect of "There are only seven stories, and we've been reading and watching them over and over for hundreds of years." (There are also, like, 5 characters types which are the 5 personalities in detention… Continue reading Formulas in Storytelling
I, like I'm sure many readers of this blog, LOVE Harry Potter. I have read these books at least six times, and every time I read them I find little things that I didn't see before. I feel it's important to tell a little bit of my Harry Potter origin story before I start raving… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Sacred Text- a Podcast
Let me begin by saying I enjoyed listening to this Wuthering Heights. I found it frustrating and weird as all heck, but I enjoyed it. Also, this book is 170 years old so spoilers. There are also some Harry Potter spoilers within. One of the thoughts I had most often listening to this book was "Why… Continue reading Blackmailed Cousin Marriage for Revenge and Other Things.