Welcome to the 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon is here!

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Hey there, readers! The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon is officially here.

*internally screams*

Mabel is already looking for your posts

Remember: once your post is up, please link it in the comments section here or on the re-blogs on Silver Screenings or A Small Press Life. We’re so excited to read your contributions. Thanks a million!

PS-It’s not too late to join us. Read the details here.

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Announcing the 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

Yes, it’s that time of year!

This year’s blogathon runs June 8-10! Whoo-hoo! Click the link below for complete details.

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON!

We hope you’ll join us. If you decide to, you can sign up in the comments section here or on the original announcement.

See you in June!

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A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 3-The British Cinema Book

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.

The British Cinema Book

DETAILS:

  • 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.

Louise Brooks on Learning to Write

“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody– that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough– beauty…”–Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks, circa 1929

The extraordinarily gifted and intelligent Louise Brooks– dancer, actor, and writer–was born on 14 November 1906. May she never be forgotten. 

Reel Infatuation Blogathon Starts Friday!

The 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon starts in three days! It’s not too late to sign up!

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Whee! The Reel Infatuation Blogathon will be here in a few days!

This is a blogathon 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 this weekend!


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What Are You Reading in May?

Since I didn’t write a What Are You Reading? entry last month, this post will cover April and May. Let’s get started!

Since 1st April, I’ve read:

  • Unsolved London Murders: The 1920s and 1930s by Jonathan Oates
  • Where Are They Buried? How Did They Die? by Tod Benoit
  • Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter
  • Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words by Wendy McNaughton

I’m currently reading:

  • The A to Z of African American Cinema by S. Torriano Berry and Venise T. Berry
  • Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway’s First Wife by Gioia Diliberto
  • Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco
  • Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose

What is your favorite book this month?

Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading?

Please share in the comments!

Happy reading.

Here Are the Next Two Reel Infatuation Blogathon Banners!

More banners for June’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

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As promised, here are banners three and four for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon! Keep your eyes out for the final two banners.

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Have you signed up for the blogathon yet? It’s not too late! Go here for more information.

See you in June.

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