Tag: The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Editing Classics to Remove Racism & Cultural Appropriation:  Your Thoughts?

Editing Classics to Remove Racism & Cultural Appropriation: Your Thoughts?

Posted November 10, 2021 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments

Last spring, I revisited The Story of Doctor Dolittle – a story from childhood. As I mentioned in my review at the time, I was surprised discover a forward in my edition of the book noting that some of the content had been changed due to deep racial insensitivity. In the original story, the African prince sought Dr. Dolittle’s services because he wanted to be transformed into a white man. Yikes! Obviously, this is hugely problematic and it’s disturbing that Hugh Lofting ever considered it a good idea, but here we are, basking in the glory of white supremacy. In […]

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Posted June 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Good morning everyone and happy… June 8th! I thought about dropping this wrap up last Monday, but I wanted to give myself a little extra time to get my thoughts together as I usually write these posts the weekend before dropping them and who knows!  I may have finished an amazing book on May 31st! I’ve been personally doing a *little* better these days, and I think that comes with a better level of certainty and of course, more sunshine.  Like, literal sunshine.  I don’t do well in the spring.  While the world is still struggling, at least the outline […]

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Posted May 13, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  For a story that has been beloved over the generations and made into five different movies (that I know of?)… The Story of Doctor Dolittle was… underwhelming. I’d read this one before, as a kid, but most my vague memories of the story come from the 1967 Doctor Dolittle film, so going into this against for the first time in, I don’t know, maybe twenty years?  I felt like I was going in blind.  I remembered Pollyana, of course, and I remembered the Pushmi-Pullyu, and the general concept of doctor-who-talks-to-animals… but that’s about it. And the first thing I read, going […]

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 6, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

What a month it has been, my loves. All over the world people are affected and their lives turned upside down by coronavirus.  I know this is a huge source of anxiety for many people, so I wish to respect that and I’ll I’m going to say is whoever you are, wherever you live, I hope you are healthy and hanging in there.  Please take care of yourself as best you can. We’ll dig right into the month wrap up this month without too much chatter. The Monthly Haul This month and into next month, you’re going to see decent […]

A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

Posted March 2, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUESS WHAT. Winter is almost over. Here in Massachusetts, we probably still have a solid month of snow and cold and misery but THEN spring will be here!  And while, yes, I realize that really just adds mud into the mix, I’m still pleased.  I like the visual aesthetics of winter, but it really makes me hate leaving the house.  Particularly in the morning to go to work.  Also driving home in the dark is a major bummer.  I’m over it! Still, there was a lot of good to February, so lets get down to it! The Monthly Haul […]