Everything Un-Englishy (But still magically British)

The outlying cultures fascinate me the most. The Irish, the Scottish, the Welsh… Something about their removal from the English stigma makes them my ideal setting for any fantasy story. Perhaps it’s a mix of their Gaelic and Celtic heritages, and their beautiful lands. Continue reading

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Lit Duets: The Death of Bees + The Glass Castle, Parked (2010), Ishmael

It’s the launch of the Lit Duet series, pairing works of literature with other media of a similar theme. To give you an idea of what this is, you’re getting not one, but three story pairings. Continue reading

Happy Anglophenia Week

Raise your hand if you are pathetically and unashamedly obsessed with English things. And Scottish. And Irish. And Welsh.

That’s what I thought, you sodding fantastic anglophiles. And that’s why this week’s posts will be dedicated to our lovely friends across the pond. Grab your mug of Earl Grey and close your doors, because there might be a lot of happy squealing involved. Continue reading

3 Books: Escape from the Dog Days + Bubble Tea

For all of you stuck in this humid nonsense with nowhere particularly air-conditioned or beachy to go, here’re some books to help you get through the dog days of summer. And to celebrate my inaugural post to this blog, I’m sharing my recipe for mango snow bubble tea. Continue reading