Before I get into today's post, I wanted to make a quick announcement. I've launched my freelance editing website, Edits by Eva, and I'd love for you to go check it out! I explain more about my passion for editing fiction (especially for those looking to self-publish their books), and offer a FREE sample edit … Continue reading ranking every member of the Fellowship of the Ring.
source. Heidi over at Along the Brandywine is hosting a weeks-long blog party all about epic stories! While I'm not sure if I'll write any dissecting-my-favorite-epic-stories blog posts for the party, I couldn't pass up this fun tag that she created. So here are my answers! WOULD YOU RATHER... 1) …fight a dragon or a … Continue reading of high stakes & daring deeds: epic story month TAG.
source. Have you heard of The Witch of Blackbird Pond? Newberry Medal winner? No actual witches found within its pages? If not, then this post is allll about convincing you to read this slim, near-perfect novel. If you have read Witch and are as in love with it as I am, then you can read … Continue reading five reasons you should read ‘The Witch of Blackbird Pond’ (+ giveaway!)
source. "I didn't think it would end this way.""End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… then you see it!""What? Gandalf? See what?""White shores… and beyond. A far green country, under … Continue reading thoughts on watching ‘The Return of the King’ for the first time (feat. 😔)
source. "It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you did not want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? … Continue reading thoughts on watching ‘The Two Towers’ for the first time (feat. 😩)
source. “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” I realize the above … Continue reading thoughts on watching ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ for the first time (feat. !!!!!!!!!!!)
Hey, all! What's up? How's life been going? Mine hasn't been too bad lately. There's work of course, and then I also went to the mountains with a couple friends last weekend. Banff is gorgeous!!! I fell in love with the mountains themselves pretty much at once (even though my first close glimpses of them … Continue reading little life update + my favorite Easter song
source. Katie tagged me with this fun little tag, so I'm giving it a go! Rules are simple: all you've got to do is include the tag graphic, answer the questions, and tag two other fandom-loving bloggers to join in the excitement. Sounds totally doable, so let's get right into it! What’s the first fandom … Continue reading the fandom tag.
source. Having recently read and loved Mesu Andrew's Miriam, I was pretty excited to dive into Jill Eileen Smith's take on this somewhat enigmatic Bible character. Smith is one of my favorite Biblical fiction authors, after all. But this book was a frustrating disappointment for several reasons, which I will list here. NOT REALLY MIRIAM'S … Continue reading book review: miriam’s song (feat. disappointment).
art by Alberto Reyes. I heard about The Prestige a while back and I promptly read Wikipedia's plot summary (as you do). Honestly, I'm not sure why I did that except that I love spoilers and maybe thought that I'd never be able to see the film (or at least not for a long time). … Continue reading let’s talk about ‘the prestige’.