[Book Nerd Links] The Chelsea Hotel, East Germany, Kurt Vonnegut, and Movie Musicals

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!

#ReelInfatuation 2019 – Day 1

Day One is in the books!

Silver Screenings

The best thing about the Reel Infatuation Blogathon, besides gushing about film characters, is exploring a love of movies. Many of the characters we love are in films we love, and it’s a pleasure to discover which characters (and movies) people are passionate about.

Today’s entries are wonderful. They explore characters and character – the noble qualities in a person. We think you’ll enjoy them immensely.

Bloggers: If we missed your post today, we’ll include you in tomorrow’s recap.

Words Seem out of Place
Thirty Years of Loving Michelle Pfeiffer as Susie Diamond

A Person in the Dark
Biff Grimes: Character Crush ‘Cause Character Counts

Fading, but not Forgotten
The One-Handed Wolf Who Digs La Boheme: Why I love Ronny Cammareri

Realweegiemidget Reviews
Daisy, Daisy The Great Gatsby’s Going Crazy, All for the Love of You

The Story Enthusiast
Melanie Wilkes of Gone With the…

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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.

Welcome to the 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon is here!

Font and Frock

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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The Reel Infatuation Blogathon Starts in Five Days!

Only five days away!

Font and Frock

Yes, it’s almost time for another round of crush-sharing! We hope you’re as excited as we are, which is to say we kind of feel like this right now…

Clara shares our enthusiasm

We have to go work on our RI post now (oh, Artie Gordon!), but we’ll see you on the 8th!

2018 RI Banner (To Catch a Thief)

Thanks to Ruth of Silver Screenings for being our fab co-host!

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