Book report #4 (2021)

Hamnet & Judith, by Maggie O'Farrell. Pub 2020 (The book is published as "Hamnet" in the UK - don't know why...) I can't remember where or when I first heard about this book, but it made it on to my book wish list and became one of my Christmas additions to my tsundoku. I've been making my... Continue Reading →

Book report #20 (2020)

Indian Ink, by Tom Stoppard. Pub 1995 I have had this slim lovely book on my shelves for a very long time, but had never actually read it till now. I purchased this book on 05 April 1995, at the Aldwych Theatre in London where I had just seen the play. I was in England for... Continue Reading →

Book report #9 (2019)

Hag-Seed, by Margaret Atwood. Pub 2017 This novel is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, and while the previous novel from the series that I read was exceptional (Macbeth), I had heard that the rest of the series was just so-so. But this one was available (as in, I already owned it), and fit into... Continue Reading →

Letters on film

This year's first cinematic list takes a look at letters in movies (or epistolary film, which I was somewhat surprised to learn is not only a genre, but has subgenres). As my lists must include films I've actually seen, my own experience of examples is somewhat limited. Here are the ones I know and love:... Continue Reading →

Book report #10 (2017)

Tempest-Tost, by Robertson Davies. Pub 1951 I confess here – this is the book I was supposed to read in school, but didn’t. It was in Grade 11 (or possibly 12), and it was for Canadian literature with Mrs. Kruk. One of the required books that term was Leaven of Malice, part of the CanLit... Continue Reading →

Theatre on Film

As many who know me know, I'm a great fan of both theatre and film. I'm also a fan of lists. One recent insomniac night, I began a list of best films about theatre. I was able to construct (and remember the next morning) a list of ten, and so here they are, for your... Continue Reading →

Item #3: Jumping Dog

You've probably seen one of these before: a plush, mechanical dog that walks a few steps, slowly sits down and then - WOOSH - does a backflip, lands on it's feet and starts again (occasionally, it lands on its side or head, and then just flails its legs about until you rescue it). In earlier... Continue Reading →

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