Blogging from A to Z Challenge: J is for Jekyll and Hyde

Blogging from A to Z April 2017 Challenge

For the first time, I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! The concept is simple: Each day in April I’ll be blogging on a topic  starting with the letter of the day, beginning with A and progressing to Z by the end of the month. Posts will be short and will relate to my chosen theme: my new coming of age story, Rightfully Ours, released April 1.


I bloggingJ is for Jekyll and Hyde

I have no business writing about Jekyll and Hyde. I have not read the book, and I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t recall that Robert Louis Stevenson was the author until I looked it up. I’ve had an affection for Stevenson since I played the Authors Card Game with my family as a kid. His books were never assigned reading during my school years, but as an adult,  I read Treasure Island. Kidnapped is on my soon-to-be-read list, and now, The Strange Adventures of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been added to the list as well. But I digress.

There reason  Jekyll and Hyde is here in the first place is as a reference to several scenes in Rightfully Ours. Paul makes reference to his girlfriend’s father exhibiting Jekyll and Hyde attitudes. One night he’s angry and belligerent with Paul and the next day he’s apologetic and compliant. Of course, her dad has good reason since they are in a high-stress situation.

Have you read The Strange Adventures of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or have you just absorbed the meaning through the culture, as I have?


A is for Algebra.

B is for Baking.

C is for Chastity.

D is for Doodling.

E is for Ectopic Pregnancy.

F is for Fracking.

G is for Gold.

H is for Hot Chocolate.

I is for iPodPlaylist.


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! STAY A WHILE AND LOOK AROUND. LEAVE A COMMENT. SHARE WITH A FRIEND. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE, PLEASE SIGN UP FROM MY AUTHOR NEWSLETTER TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE ON NEW RELEASES, EXTRAS, AND HOT DEALS!

12 thoughts on “Blogging from A to Z Challenge: J is for Jekyll and Hyde

  1. Oh my, I don’t think I’ve read that one either! I didn’t know Robert Louis Stevenson wrote it. The boys used to memorize a lot of poems by Stevenson. I just loved them.

    • My mom memorized “The Swing” when she was a girl in the 1930s and used to recited it to me. I just requested a book of his poetry from the library for my kids. I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t realize Jekyll & Hyde was Stevenson!

  2. Read it and experienced it.
    An old boss of mine was either a complete saint or the angriest man alive. No in between.

  3. read it. i was sad that it wasn’t in the pov of jeckell or hyde. it’s also somewhat of an epistolary novel as well. still, it was good and actually quite short.

  4. I haven’t read it, but it is on my audio list (which I listen to while at the gym, but lately the weather has been nice and I’ve been biking instead and I don’t bike with ear plugs). I read Treasure Island as a child and recently listened to it and then to Kidnapped (I loved how much Scottish history Kidnapped covered)

  5. I don’t think I’ve read the book but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the movie, lol. And of course, we’re probably all familiar with the “modern day” version in The Incredible Hulk. 🙂

Comments are closed.