This is one of my favorite times of the year. Spring has returned, and she’s brought her best friends with her: birds, buds, and every shade of green known to humankind. On her coattails rides another, albeit lesser, reason to be a little giddy…
As usual, I am terribly excited to read everyone’s entries. The diversity, passion, and intelligent commentary participants bring to this blogathon is truly extraordinary. The #charactercrush phenomenon is universal AND so much fun, y’all.
As for my 2019 choice? Behold…
Can you guess who?
My co-host, the brilliant Ruth of Silver Screenings, has posted all of the details on her site. If you have a question that we haven’t already addressed, please head to the comments with your enquiry.
Ready to sign up? Leave a comment here, on Silver Screenings, or send a tweet to @925screenings.
See ya in June.
PS-Ruth outdid herself on the banners this year. You can find all four options on her official blogathon announcement post.
It’s always a good day for re-reading Rex Stout mysteries!
Here’s what my hometown boy had to say about art:
“Art–the one achievement of man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”–James Thurber
- Two Memories of W.S. Merwin [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- W.S. Merwin, 1927-2019 [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- 10 Must-Read Books To Honor Women’s History Month [HUFF POST]
- A Lost ‘Little Boy’ Nears 100: Poet And Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti [NPR]
- Road Trip With ‘Zora and Langston’ In This Real-Life Literary Adventure [NPR]
I’ve always loved this photo of Frida Kahlo (which was taken by her dad), but I’m especially digging it today. She looks how I feel.
She was born on this day in 1890:
Pouring Tea by William Worcester Churchill:
“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.”–Gustave Flaubert
Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you Gunning down the highway With guitars in their eyes, like stars Bigger than life Full of that '70s swagger B-movie queens on the rise Heading to your town Gonna take it over They'll charm your women and drink your booze Yeah, these chicks do it up right Night after night on the stage Leaving nothing behind but your dreams They won't stop Even when there's nothing left to give Gonna conquer the world while you weep Bigger than life Full of that '70s swagger B-movie queens on the rise Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you Gunning down the highway With guitars in their eyes, like stars