Hi! I’m Cecilia Gray. I’m happy you’re here, even if you got here by mistake. Stick around anyway.

You can get to know me by my books (to the left), my bio (up top) or my pics, videos and posts (below). I’m pretty much into anything about books, San Francisco, and food.

trips, travels; and daily-life videos

ALA Road Trip Summer 2014
An Austen-Inspired Day

random rants and raves

My Fav 2014 Things
Why Ouija is the Best Girl-Power Movie I’ve Seen This Year (srsly)
Can We Talk About…Fall 2014 TV: Black-ish?
Can We Talk About…Fall 2014 TV: Forever?
Can We Talk About…toothpicks behind a guy’s ear?
Can We Talk About…Guardians of the Galaxy?
TFIOS, Terminator, and Tears
top 5 reasons to retell jane austen’s stories
analyzing unlikable: an emma case study

movie vs book comparisons (with spoilers)

The Great Gatsby
Jane Eyre
The Hunger Games
Pride and Prejudice

select fav instagram photos inspired by books

“Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.”~ Stay Strong. Demi Lovato.
Medusa ~ Metamorphoses. Ovid.
“If the world comes to an end, I’m going to want cookies.” ~ Life As We Knew It. Susan Beth Pfeffer.
“I dissolved in the sea.” ~ Long Day’s Journey into Night. Eugene O’Neills.
“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” ~ Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen.
“I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” ~ Winnine-the-Pooh. A.A. Milne.
“Once there was a tree, and she loved a boy.” ~ The Giving Tree. Shel Silverstein.
I love it when a book comes to life. Especially when it’s a cookbook. ~ Me! :)
“You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct.” ~ Jurassic Park. Michael Crichton.
“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with every breath of wet, briny air.” ~ Tithe. Holly Black.
“I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ~ The Lorax. Dr. Seuss.

Austen Related Programming

In case you’re no Sherlock, I have a thing for Jane Austen so I talk about Jane Austen a lot in social media. Lo and behold…

tumblr post: top 5 reasons to retell jane austen’s stories
tumblr post: analyzing unlikable: an emma case study
guest blog: how to fake being an Austen fan
guest blog: writing lessons from a Jane Austen movie adaptation
guest blog: the first time I read Austen
youtube video: comparing the movie and the book: Pride and Prejudice
youtube video: an Austen-inspired day
youtube video: Pride and Prejudice recut as a horror movie trailer