I recently picked up a couple of older Australian YA novels from an op shop, and reading them was an interesting experience. It got me wondering about why certain books (and naturally, films and television shows) feel dated when you read them well after their original publication dates, when others can feel just as current… Continue reading So what makes a book feel dated?
A little while ago, I watched the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and I had some thoughts about it. I had more thoughts than would fit in a reasonably sized blog post, so here’s the second part of my ponderings on the film. In Part One I discussed the effect that adapting it into a film that… Continue reading More Thoughts on Pride and Prejudice (2005 film) [Part Two]
The other night I finally watched the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, so instead of finishing the book review I’ve slowly been working on over the last few days, I decided to write a film review instead. Then I realised that whatever I wrote would inevitably involve comparing the film to the novel, rather than discussing… Continue reading Thoughts on Pride and Prejudice (2005 film) [Part One]
I’m something of a rereader. There are plenty of books sitting on my shelves that I’ve easily read 5+ times, and would happily read another ten times. Some books I know so well that I can practically recite them, and their stories and characters have left an indelible mark of who I am as a… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Rereading