Impulsive Acquisitions

I have impulsively acquired unabridged copies of George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie. I would have acquired many more MacDonald books from the Christian camp’s bookstore, and even some more Lawheads, but my wallet wouldn’t acquiesce. Some people go into the woods and bring back beautiful rocks, or feathers,Continue reading “Impulsive Acquisitions”

Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling

Title: “The Recurring Smash” Author: Rudyard Kipling Page: about 3 Source: Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror & Fantasy, ed. Stephen Jones, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. New York: Fall River Press, 2010. Synopsis: An unfortunate young man named Penhelder has a peculiar sort of curse, in that every third spring, with alarming regularity andContinue reading “Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling”

“The Vampyre” by Rudyard Kipling

I should say right up front that I don’t understand this poem. Because I can make so little sense of it, I don’t like it. I have read it and reread it, and broken it down logically and grammatically, and still have reached no satisfying conclusion on the natures of the narrator (a “fool” heContinue reading ““The Vampyre” by Rudyard Kipling”

News as of April 3

So! I am preparing my episode-by-episode review of Doctor Who Series 2, with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. It will probably still take a little while to finish, but I’ve got more notes on each episode than I did for the previous series, so hopefully it’ll go faster by comparison. Also, I finished myContinue reading “News as of April 3”