- Redefining the Black Mountain Poets [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Entering Infinity with Yayoi Kusama [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Baltimore knows its Poe House is a treasure, but now it’s officially Maryland’s first ‘Literary Landmark’ [BALTIMORE SUN]
- Elaine Stritch’s Never-Ending Search to Get Her Due [LIT HUB]
Be sure to check out of all of yesterday’s fabulous RI Blogathon entries. So much crush-worthy goodness.
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.
The Chef and I did not need more dishes of any kind, but I couldn’t resist these small beauties. Not only are they stunning… they belonged to the late, legendary entertainer Rose Marie.
I plan on using them as often as I can.
A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? The British Cinema Book.
- TITLE: THE BRITISH CINEMA BOOK
- EDITOR: ROBERT MURPHY
- YEAR PUBLISHED: 1997
- BFI PUBLISHING
- SHOUT-OUT TO COVERGIRLS JULIE CHRISTIE (PICTURED, ABOVE) AND DIANA DORS (NOT SHOWN)
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
This one is pretty straightforward–I collect film books, and this is, obviously, a film book. It also partially fills a glaring hole in said collection: aside from volumes about/by individual performers and filmmakers, my section on British cinema is sorely lacking. So, you could almost call this a necessity.
Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.