This month I was lucky enough to see a stage adaptation of Jasper Jones at Belvoir St Theatre. It was absolutely fantastic – the adaptation was well-written and made smart choices, and the cast were brilliant. I walked out of the theatre feeling inspired, I spent the entire drive home discussing it with my friends.
I purchased three books this month:
- The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
- Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings by Jane Austen
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
I went back and rewatched Jessica Jones and Daredevil – I’m really excited about Daredevil season two, you guys.
Walt Stillman’s Long-Awaited Jane Austen Adaptation Is Here – Lady Susan does not get enough love from the Austen fandom, possibly because its in epistolary format; possibly because Lady Susan is conniving and unlikeable. I, personally, adore it because of Lady Susan – she’s so unlike any other Austen character. Why Anne of Green Gables is the Patron Saint of Women Outsiders – Who doesn’t love Anne Shirley? Anne was one of my first literary role models, and taught me about embracing life and being yourself.