We Are Neither Heroes nor Villains: The Two Towers

I admit it.  I don’t really like The Lord of the Rings series, number 2 on the BBC book list.  I am dutifully reading them for this blog and for the sake of crossing them off of my list, but I can’t say that I’m enjoying it.  In fact, I dread it. I’ve been listening... Continue Reading →

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Myth Busting and Myth Building in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

A few years ago, my husband and I watched a popular television show.  Whenever I tried to explain the show’s premise and action to somebody who hadn’t seen it, I sounded like a crazy person.  “There’s a polar bear, a black smoke monster, and a hatch in the ground.  The people crashed there on a... Continue Reading →

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