Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice, along with many of her other novels, often receives criticism for depicting women as utterly dependent on men. While I wholeheartedly disagree with this criticism (look at Austen's satire! her wit! her humor! making fun of those who depend on men!), today I'd like to discuss this perspective regarding a … Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Pride and Prejudice (circa 1995 BBC)
I came across this list on the blog The Book Castle, and I couldn't resist joining in on the fun! In 2003, BBC created this list called The Big Read in an endeavor to find the most loved novel in the UK. Citizens of the UK were asked to vote in a survey for the books they loved … Continue reading The Big Read by BBC: How Many Have You Read?
Author: Stephen Cole Number of Pages: 305 Publisher: BBC Books Release Date: 2002 "Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. They are the empire's most wanted terrorists, and their discovery could end a war devastating the galaxy. But is … Continue reading Book Review: TEN LITTLE ALIENS
Yesterday was my seventeenth birthday. After receiving this amazing mug from my parents (among other nerdy gifts) and realizing that I can now watch rated-R movies without feeling like a criminal, it hit me that I'm, like, old. I mean, imp not particularly old when compared to adults, but I'm a lot older than I … Continue reading mortar-tea: on turning seventeen
"You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!" The Tenth Doctor said this in the episode "Tooth and Claw", which aired in 2006. I love Doctor Who not only because of amazing quotes like that one, but because it is such a captivating and heart-wrenching show. If you have … Continue reading Doctor Who: A History