Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Disclaimer for a Previous Post

In reference to the following post on "Authors Turning in Their Graves," it was written out of frustration. my view point is the same, however I really didn't address my main reason for being so irritated.

I understand people's taste in literature varies to those of mine and I won't judge. I only regret that the way things are going, it seems that it will be more likely that those in the next and upcoming generations will be more inclined to read these new interpretations of the original classics, and then disregard the books of previous scribes which I believe would do great harm to a well rounded and grounded education.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Authors Turning in Their Graves

Disgust. Utter disgust. I don't know how else to describe my feeling of abhorrence at how writers are taking classics such as "Jane Eyre", "Pride & Prejudice", "Sense & Sensibility", "Little Women", and even " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas" and turning them into stories involving vampires, werewolves, sea monsters and zombies. Seriously. Do writers have no imagination these days? Do they have to take wholesome books that have been around for decades and turn them into insipid, ho hum, run of the mill literature? Can they not come up with a story line themselves? Do they have to defile the work of genuine authors? Or is it the fault of our society that drives aspiring writers to undertake such an enterprise? Ever since the dawn of Twilight these folkloric beings have been the subject of almost every new series that has found its place on booksellers shelves. Blood sucking, people slaying, and "living" corpses instead of historical happenings, real life experiences, and challenging subjects. I think it is a shame to be feeding these books of farces to the future leaders of our countries.

Jane Eyre goes from  being a women showing her independence and education by finding employment with a tyrannical master as governess
to being a demon, vampire slayer.

The Bennet sisters go from feminine, mannered and examples for a young women (at least Lizzie and Jane) to zombie slayers (impressing the men) and Mister Darcy goes from being a gentleman to a monster - hunter.

This one I really don't know where to start. All I can say at the moment is that it goes from a family of women, surviving on their own in the 18th century to some idiotic women dealing with sea monsters and island princesses.

I think this one almost upsets me the most as it is meant for children. 

First the world teaches children the myth of Saint Nick coming down the chimney and now they teach children  that he has to deal with zombies as well. 

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and Clement Clarke Moore must be turning in their graves.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It was like a person putting eye glasses on for the first time. A whole new world opened up for her. ~ Liz Nash

I have been obsessed with glasses lately as I am in dire need of a new prescription and frames. These are a utopia for such a need.

Warby Parker



Leisure time


Elegantly displayed

Also a very lovely fact about  is that when you purchase a pair of glasses they donate a pair to someone who can't afford glasses at all. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

While Studying For Pathophysiology.........

Anne: Hodgkin's Lymphoma has contiguous spread of lymph nodes. 

Me: Like a pearl necklace.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ruth 1:16 & 17

Entreat me not to leave you, 
Or to turn back from following after you; 
For wherever you go, I will go; 
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; 
Your people shall be my people, 
And your God, my God.
Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The LORD do so to me, and more also, 
If anything but death parts you and me.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010