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Day 19 - Favorite Childhood Book?

I have a lot of troubles just choosing one of anything, which you all should probably have gathered by now.

There are a few books that come to mind, usually ones that i would get from the library at elementary school. 292 more words

April 30 Challenge

Let There be Light versus Seven Shades of Black

Pyotr Tchaikovsky versus Béla Bartók

It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re at the MET Opera HD Live double header performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle… 356 more words


Bluebeard Part 2

The Bloody Chamber story is very well written – the descriptions are chilling and truly stifling.  I don’t find it heavy-going; in fact it is a remarkably readable book, but it jars the senses and projects the sense of imprisonment.   346 more words

FdA English Studies

Escaping the Red Room: Why Ex Machina is a Better 21st Century Bluebeard than Fifty Shades of Grey

It’s a tale as old as time, as Angela Lansbury sang in one of its better film versions – a virginal young girl is whisked away by a dark, brooding and fabulously wealthy man to his remote but spectacular home; all that stands in the way of her romantically melting his cold heart is the locked room that contains the mysterious secret of his dark past. 2,254 more words


To Bump Up Your Vocabulary, Do This

THE advice is not new: to enhance your vocabulary, read. And it’s not new precisely because it’s the only way you can increase your wordpower. You can’t possibly keep a well-stocked pantry if you don’t visit the grocer’s. 586 more words

Writing Wisdom

Bluebeard's Folly (Found Poetry)

Picture credit: “The Last Door of Bluebeard” by David et Myrtille


Bluebeard’s Folly

All women, watching, waiting;

Men, the ancient foe,

Bluebeardian force,

without conscious origin, 62 more words