Monthly Archives: October 2010

Back to 90s Disney glory days?

  Tangled takes us back to when Disney’s princesses reigned supreme By Meredith Woerner,, October 5, 2010    We’ve seen Tangled, Disney’s latest attempt to revive the great princess movies of its past. Suffice to say it transported us … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley edits! 1983 vs. 2008

Double Love 1983 vs Double Love 2008 Differences between the original and the reissued version… The very first sentences: 1983: “Oh, Lizzie, do you believe how absolutely horrendous I look today!” Jessica Wakefield groaned as she stepped in front of … Continue reading

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Blossom of snow, may you bloom and grow

Why The Sound of Music Reunion is So Exciting By Sadie Stein,, Septemer 29, 2010 We got some big news this week, and it was that the entire Sound of Music cast is reuniting, for the first time since … Continue reading

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Costume drama love

  A Love-Letter To BBC Costume Dramas By Sadie Stein,, Septemer 28, 2010 A new miniseries has one writer asking: what exactly is so comforting about these British period pieces, anyway? Describing the lavish new Downton Abbey, Jan Moir … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Education

From “Jane Austen Went to School” by Tony Grant, London Calling    Punctuation Personified, 1760 version of A Pretty Little Pocket Book. Image from the British Library.   In 1782, at the age of 7, Jane Austen went to school … Continue reading

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A Jane for Every Age

“The Jane Austen Signs of Middle Age,” Jane Austen’s World, September 2, 2010 Jane Austen fans tend to read her books repeatedly throughout their lives.  In an article in the Guardian UK, Charlotte Higgins describes how her identity with a … Continue reading

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