Brideshead Revisited

19 Jan 19
literally stories

Here we are at Week 206! Like ‘Gremlins – The Next Batch’ – We’re back. As in ‘Poltergeist’ – We’re here And like ‘The Fly’ – If you send us Romance, I’ll ‘Be afraid, very afraid.’ I’ve been watching a few films lately, just to get the days in. It was good to see the […]

19 Jan 19
Rod's Mod Blog

I give the original sixties Mods a lot of credit for bringing stylish casual clothes into a man’s wardrobe, many of which came from sports (tennis/polo shirts, cycling tops, bowling shoes, boating blazers etc) but I don’t have much in the way of photographic evidence to produce a strong link between Mods and cricket jumpers. […]

18 Jan 19
Paul Mackereth's Writing Tat

I’ve always had a minor fascination with alternative history. I use this term in its widest possible sense, from Sara Douglas’s Crucible Trilogy where medieval historical events are explained by supernatural meddling, to Scorcese’s Gangs of New York which uses real events and places whilst mixing in real and fictional characters. My tendency is towards […]

17 Jan 19
Entertaining WE

Matthew Goode has appeared in his fair share of literary adaptations from Brideshead Revisited to Watchmen to Death Comes to Pemberley and more. But when he signed on to play vampire and scientist Matthew Clairmont in A Discovery of Witches, the adaptation of the first book in Deborah Harkness’s best-selling All Souls trilogy, he encountered something entirely new — the…

16 Jan 19
EW.com

Matthew Goode has appeared in his fair share of literary adaptations from Brideshead Revisited to Watchmen to Death Comes to Pemberley and more. But when he signed on to play vampire and scientist Matthew Clairmont in A Discovery of Witches, the adaptation of the first book in Deborah Harkness’s best-selling All Souls trilogy, he encountered something entirely new — the […]

15 Jan 19
Book Time

September Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House (2009) – shortlisted for the 2018 Read Russia Prize (Мариам Петросян Дом, в котором… ) Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (2003) (Халед Хоссейни, Бегущий за ветром) October Terry Pratchett, Discworld series – Small Gods (1992) (Терри Пратчетт Плоский мир – Мелкие боги) November John Irving, The World According to […]

15 Jan 19
Entertaining WE

For Matthew Goode, filming A Discovery of Witches on location in Oxford was a bit of a full-circle moment. The actor, 40, earned a lot of attention back in 2008 for his leading role in the much-buzzed-about remake of Brideshead Revisited.  Based on the Evelyn Waugh novel of the same name, the film tells the tragic tale of…

15 Jan 19
EW.com

[tempo-video id=”5844491262001″ account_id=”219646971″ autoplay=true] For Matthew Goode, filming A Discovery of Witches on location in Oxford was a bit of a full-circle moment. The actor, 40, earned a lot of attention back in 2008 for his leading role in the much-buzzed-about remake of Brideshead Revisited.  Based on the Evelyn Waugh novel of the same name, the film tells […]

14 Jan 19
Mohammed Abbasi

The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories is a 2004 book by Christopher Booker containing a Jungian-influenced analysis of stories and their psychological meaning. Booker had worked on the book for 34 years. The meta-plot The meta-plot begins with the anticipation stage, in which the hero is called to the adventure to come. This is […]

14 Jan 19
Really!!?

In the fall of 1964 my mother took my sister and me to see “Mary Poppins” at the new General Cinemas duplex in the Brockton (MA) Westgate Mall.  More than 54 years later she took me and my wife to see “Mary Poppins Returns” at the Regal Theaters in the Mashpee (MA) commons mall.  Like […]

14 Jan 19
コリコの町

Always SummerAlways aloneFruit always ripeCheers To Lord Sebastian Flyte To Charles Ryder Photo by Yonghan HuangIn Howard Castle, York

13 Jan 19
A probe into unknowns

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury On the Road by Jack Kerouac 1984 by George Orwell Lord of the […]

13 Jan 19
made of brick

I have visited Charlotte’s resting place. A lovely bunch of lilies hung from my hand, and a feisty wind cut right through me, but there I was standing around a graveyard like a feather in a shit storm. It would have been her 32nd birthday. For some reason, I could hear lines from Eleanor Rigby […]

13 Jan 19
Wanderlust and Books

You know, I don’t know how much is too much when it comes to these chapter reviews. I’m flying by the seat of my pants, skating on the line between too much and not enough. A quick Google search will bring up plot summaries for just about any book, so if you are reading, THANK […]

12 Jan 19
The Books On Our Shelf

I got into reading when I was about 12 or 13 years old and stumbled upon a dubious Sydney Sheldon novel in our school library. I was never a voracious reader or a very intellectual reader. My interest have always been in stories, the more relatable they are, the more enjoyable I find them. Its […]

11 Jan 19
Come On Get Happy

Woohoo, it’s a new year! Happy 2019, everyone. Waaaaay back in 2013, I realized I had seriously fallen off the reading bandwagon and felt like I was barely reading at all.  I decided to start tracking the books I finished and discovered at the end of the year, my grand total was 12. The worst […]