Brideshead Revisited

18 Mar 19
Leituras de Taróloga

Esta é a lista dos 1001 livros para ler antes de morrer. Os em verde já li ou estou lendo. Os em rosa são os que quero ler. Atualizado em 18/03/2019 (Acredito que muitos títulos tenham sido mal-traduzidos, por isso, se vir algum erro abaixo, por favor, me avise!) 1. Never Let Me Go – […]

17 Mar 19

  Genre: Classics, satire Narrative style: third person narrative Rating: 4/5 Published: 1928 Format: paperback Synopsis: When Paul Pennyfeather is expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, his life spirals downwards. He begins his new life at a boys school and ends it in jail. Non of it is Paul’s fault. Events happen to him as […]

17 Mar 19
At the BookShelf

Norman Douglas, photographed in Florence, Italy in 1935. Carl Van Vetchen/Library of Congress Rachel Hope Cleves, University of Victoria There’s no question that Michael Jackson changed music history. But how will history remember Michael Jackson? Since HBO released the new documentary film “Leaving Neverland,” which detailed allegations by two adults who say that they were […]

16 Mar 19
The rebel fish

Hello? Yes. Hi. My battery is a bit low, I can’t talk long. They’ve also turned me to stone. Yes, the medusa. My mistake,really. It’s not too bad. I have a great view. I’m at Castle Howard Yes where they filmed Brideshead Revisited Ugh. I think a dog is going to piss on my plinth. […]

15 Mar 19

I love to read.  I find it relaxing and a distraction from what’s going on in the world.  As we hit mid-March, I’ve now read 8 books as part of Mid-Continent Public Library’s #WinterReadingChallenge (so far this year) plus I’m in the process of reading 2 more and I’ve got another 2 waiting next to […]

12 Mar 19

Being a big fan of the ‘new year, new me’ craze, I have decided on my challenge for the new year. Let’s overlook that it’s already March somehow!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

12 Mar 19
The Wombwell Rainbow

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews I am honoured and privileged that the following writers local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger. The usual ground is covered about motivation, daily routines and work ethic, but some […]

10 Mar 19
Sound Books Who else grew up watching the BBC version of Narnia? – I recreated Aslan’s Theme from the opening and closing credits. It was a lot of trial and error and trying to make my sample libraries do the right thing but I think I got a fairly accurate copy in the end. I learned […]

09 Mar 19
Jane Hunt Writer

She was never mine to lose… When Scarlett falls asleep on a Caribbean beach she awakes to her worst nightmare – Katie is gone. With all fingers pointed to her Scarlett must risk everything to clear her name. As Scarlett begins to unravel the complicated past of Katie’s mother she begins to think there’s more […]

09 Mar 19
Ossurworld's Irreverence, Irony, Insouciance & Iconoclasm

DATELINE: Movies Over TV Sebastian and Charles in Happier Days. Back in the early 1980s, one of the grandest early miniseries was that of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. It made stars out of Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews as the stylish Oxford boys of the 1920s. It’s been re-made, of course, now a regular size […]

07 Mar 19

In honour of world book day I thought I’d compile a list of some of my favourite books. This is by no means an exhaustive list, more books than those on this list have stolen my heart, but I thought I’d pick a select few (namely those I talk about fairly often) and share them. […]

05 Mar 19
It Doesn't Have To Be Right...

I should do another book haul post but, well, the new books are all in boxes. And who knows when I’ll see them again… Meanwhile I’ve bought myself a Kindle and I’ve loaded it up with ebook versions of some of my recent purchases so I can actually get to read them even though they’re […]

04 Mar 19

  Jada Pinkett Smith After rumours last week that Jordyn Woods, former best friend of the Kardashians, had kissed/slept with/given a lap dance to Khloe Kardashian’s baby daddy Tristan Thomas, Jada Pinkett Smith stepped in and gave the 21 year old a chance to speak. The interview was starkly opposed to the confrontational debates so […]