Welcome to my corner of the internet! I’m a bookdragon studying Latin and Greek. I spend my days translating & writing essays, but in the rare event that I have free time, I am fond of hymn-singing, poetry-reading and -writing, snail mail, good books, and indie folk music. I’m an incurable romantic, a recovering procrastinator, and a Michigan girl whose heart belongs up north. I will gladly talk to you for hours about theology, philosophy, obscure novels, and a lot of other things.

I used to use this blog as more of an author platform, but now it serves as a place to share anything I write and want to share — which makes it very eclectic and disorganized, but I like it, and I hope you’ll stick around.

You can contact me at mayajoelleauthor@gmail.com if you have questions or comments! I’m glad you stopped by. Welcome to the woods. Come with me; let’s go gaily in the dark.

|| my favorites ||

film: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | 1917 | Emma. | Rogue One | This Beautiful Fantastic | Gattaca | Gladiator | La La Land

poetry: “Generation to Generation” | In Memoriam | “Spring and Fall” | “Mythopoeia” | The Ballad of the White Horse | “Lepanto” | Sonnets from the Portuguese | The Wild Knight | Horace’s Odes

theatre: Hadestown | Hamilton | Fiddler on the Roof | The Sound of Music | Anastasia

literature: The Lord of the Rings | Till We Have Faces | Orthodoxy | Death By Living | The Man Who Was Thursday | The Horse and His Boy | Wives and Daughters | Emma | Confessions | The Perilous Gard | Hannah Coulter | Piranesi | Adorning the Dark | Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell | The Robe | The King of Attolia | Chalice | The Blue Castle | Anne’s House of Dreams | Knight’s Fee | the Odyssey | The Forgotten Beasts of Eld | Rhythm of War | The Blue Sword | Red Rising | the Aeneid | Shadow Hand | Little Women | Empire of Bones | The Chestnut King | Dune

music: The Arcadian Wild | In Principium | Dream War | Light for the Lost Boy | Resurrection Letters | “In the Kitchen” | Fire and Stone | Into the Lantern Waste

~ fear no evil, and may evil fear you ~

P.S. I used to have a different blog, known under variations of the name “Maya Joelle,” which is currently private as I figure out what I’m doing with it! If you follow me here I will give you permission to follow me there and browse the archives. Most of my blogging history exists there, since this site has only been around for a couple of years.

~Soli Deo Gloria~