Posts Tagged: fantasy

On fantasy outweighing reality

Reading The Neverending Story as a child, I was delighted by the imaginative world and characters that Michael Ende created, and wished that I could visit such a magical place. Interestingly, for a child who loved books, and used books as an

On fantasy outweighing reality

Reading The Neverending Story as a child, I was delighted by the imaginative world and characters that Michael Ende created, and wished that I could visit such a magical place. Interestingly, for a child who loved books, and used books as an

On perseverance

I’m not very good at giving up on things. I tend to see things through, even if I am not enjoying them or they are not beneficial to me, because I suppose I’m determined or perseverant or just plain stubborn.

On perseverance

I’m not very good at giving up on things. I tend to see things through, even if I am not enjoying them or they are not beneficial to me, because I suppose I’m determined or perseverant or just plain stubborn.

On stock-stardard books

I think I have only read The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander once before – I remember reading it and doing a book presentation on it when I was about twelve. The only other thing I really remember is that it

On stock-stardard books

I think I have only read The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander once before – I remember reading it and doing a book presentation on it when I was about twelve. The only other thing I really remember is that it

On confusing messes versus neat little boxes

I remember, when I was doing my undergrad in creative writing, doing a class on fantasy/science fiction/speculative fiction. It’s not something that is talked about much at university – most literature courses don’t really delve into genre fiction. However, in

On confusing messes versus neat little boxes

I remember, when I was doing my undergrad in creative writing, doing a class on fantasy/science fiction/speculative fiction. It’s not something that is talked about much at university – most literature courses don’t really delve into genre fiction. However, in

On histories flicked with magic

The book of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up has pictures. Some of them are illustrations from the picture books it praises in the first 100 pages, some of them are of the books that have been translated

On histories flicked with magic

The book of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up has pictures. Some of them are illustrations from the picture books it praises in the first 100 pages, some of them are of the books that have been translated

On a story of confusing proportions

I am having a bit of trouble getting through Redwall. I feel terrible, since I know lots of people – including one of my best friends who I talk about here – loved the books, and so many people have

On a story of confusing proportions

I am having a bit of trouble getting through Redwall. I feel terrible, since I know lots of people – including one of my best friends who I talk about here – loved the books, and so many people have