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Five Reasons: Catherine Breillat's Barbe Bleue (2009) & Bonus: My Theory on Why Bluebeard's Blue Beard is Blue

In 2009 Catherine Breillat decided to film Charles Perrault’s famous French folktale Barbe bleue (that’s Bluebeard en anglais). The classic fable was published by Perrault in Paris in 1697, but was set in 15th Century France. 879 more words


REVIEW: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Ooooh where to begin? I am just so overwhelmed by this book. This is hands down the best adaptation of anything I have ever read in my entire life! 337 more words

Book Review


A list:

Sir Richard Francis Burton, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St Pietro I Doge of Venice (Peter Urseolus), Juan Borgia, St Chlodoald (St Cloud), Yuya (possibly Joseph of the Coat of many colours) Master of the horse, Priest of Akhmim, Chancellor of Egypt, and of course, my once and future obsession: 428 more words


Though I didn’t get this film back in time to share it over on the Hours, I thought it still to be shareworthy:


Mo' Better Blue (Flowers)

Recently I wrote about five favorite blue flowers, limiting myself to natives of the American Midwest. The comments that followed revealed that I am far from alone in having a soft spot for blooms of blue. 480 more words

Perennial Flowers

Promises, Promises!

“Promises! Promises!” Sagacia said, setting her tea on the end table and lifting Murzik from the end to the center of the Chesterfield. “Especially promises to… 695 more words

Fairy Tales