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What Are You Reading in March?

What is on your reading list this month?

Do your reading habits change with the seasons, or are you at all times equal opportunity?

After last month’s lighter vacation reading schedule, I’m back to my usual heavy rotation of books.

Since 1st March, I’ve finished:

  • Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance: Mediums, Spiritualists, and Mesmerists in Performance by Amy Lehman
  • Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director by Patrick McGilligan

I’m in the midst of reading:

  • Shakespeare’s Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor
  • Women of the Underground: Art: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves Edited by Zora Von Burden
  • Hawthorne: A Life by Brenda Wineapple

To be finished by 31 March:

  • Keepers: The Greatest Films–and Personal Favorites–of a Moviegoing Lifetime by Richard Schickel
  • Paris in the Fifties by Stanley Karnow
  • Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson
  • Women of the Underground: Music: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves Edited by Zora Von Burden

What is your favourite book this month?

Which book on your list are you most looking forward to reading?

Please share with me in the comments!

Happy reading.

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #6-‘A Study of Emma, Lady Hamilton, as Miranda’ by George Romney

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number Six:

A Study of Emma, Lady Hamilton, as Miranda by George Romney

A Study of Emma, Lady Hamilton, as Miranda by George Romney

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #5-‘Prospero and Miranda’ by William Maw Egley

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number Five:

Prospero and Miranda by William Maw Egley, circa 1850

Prospero and Miranda by William Maw Egley, circa 1850

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #4-‘Ariel and Caliban’ by William Bell Scott

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number Four:

Ariel and Caliban by William Bell Scott, 1865

Ariel and Caliban by William Bell Scott, 1865