Daily Diversion #433: Sunday Reading…

Let Fury Have the Hour

Tea (not shown): English Rose

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What I’m Reading: 18th October 2019

My book consumption slowed to a trickle in the weeks surrounding our move. Too much to do, too little sleep, no time to think or, after a certain point, properly process words. It was that draining. No joke.

Now that most of the volumes are back on their shelves, my reading is nearly back to its normal, healthy pace. Yay! 

Here’s what I’m actively digging at the moment:

  • Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley by Elizabeth Randall (I’m including this book, even though I finished it last night.)
  • Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer Edited and with an Introduction by Antonio D’Ambrosio
  • Hollywood Character Actors by James Robert Parish with Earl Anderson, Richard E. Braff, John Robert Cocchi, and Harry Purvis
  • A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives by Lisa Congdon
  • Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman
  • A Little Tour in France by Henry James

Portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent (1894)

What are you reading this week? Please share in the comments!

[Book Nerd Links] Eve Babitz, Louise Bourgeois, Bloomsbury, and Harold Bloom

I should probably rename this regular feature, as it often spotlights artists, musicians, and other creative-types. Until I decide on a new one (suggestions welcome!), however, Book Nerd Links it shall remain.

Nina Hamnett by Roger Fry (1917). (c) University of Leeds Art Collection and Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation. Public Domain. 

[Book Nerd Links] Natalia Ginzburg, Colette, Dr. John, the Seventies, Judith Kerr, Etc.

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon Starts Friday!

The annual Reel Infatuation Blogathon starts Friday! I can’t wait.

Silver Screenings

We can’t wait to catch up with you at the Reel Infatuation Blogathon starting this Friday.

This is where we dish about our secret (or not-so-secret) film or book character crushes – past or present. Click HERE for the original announcement and list of participants.

If you, like us, are having trouble picking one fictional character, you can choose two or three!

If you haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time to join us. Just grab a banner and let us know your choice.

See you at the party!

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Announcing the 2019 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

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…

The 2019 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

Reel Infatuation 2019-Cary Grant

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…

WKRP in Cincinnati Cast. Courtesy of MeTv.

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.

[Book Nerd Links] W.S. Merwin, Women’s History Month, Ferlinghetti, Zora and Langston