Five Books I Am Currently Reading…
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|Although I only recognized Penelope Lively's name, I thought this look interesting and whould go well with my Anglo-iana collection. But now looking at the cover, I realize I also know Helen Cresswell. She wrote a series of juvenile books that were favorites of mine gorwing up even though I only understood about half of the English (vs American) vocabulary.|
|Too many people thing I am an a-hole for not liking du Maurier. So I am going to give this one a go. Many tell me this is their favorite. Hopefully third time will be the charm for me with this author.|
|Another little Trollope in an Oxford World Classic edition. A lovely edition of Margery Sharp's The Foolish Gentlewoman which I was so happy to find. Turns out I also have that one at home. Sheesh. And then a gigantic bio of ICB.|
|The book takes place in March, the film takes place at Christmas. My guess is so that they could dress the set|
to make it clear that it was a cold time of the year even if the landscape didn't indicate so. For those of you interested in architecture, note the way they did the (what appears to be lead?) flashing above the door.
Usually, at least in DC, it would be done with a simple, but less elegant stepped pattern.
|Flashback to sunnier times.|
|You can't tell in this photo, but there were a couple of scenes in the film when actress Zoe Tapper looked a bit...plump.|
I thought she might have been pregnant during filming. Turns out she had a child in 2011,
the film came out in 2012, so I may be correct.
|The wonderful Barbara Flynn played Aunt Bella. She also played Mrs. Jamieson in Cranford.|
|I am annoyed that this picture loaded fine as a thumbnail on Google, but the original image refuses to load. But Kitty was my favorite character in the film, so I decided to include it anyway.|
|That's Gareth from The Office on the left and the wonderful Fenella Woolgar on the right.|
|(photo credit: Christopher L. Smith)|
|The Gardam is the third in the Old Filth trilogy. The Barnes and the Jekyll were gifts from my friend Ron who was with me.|
|The cover covers up for this hokey title. I have a sneaking feeling I won't actually like the book. Stay tuned.|
|My friend Ron pointed this one out and bought it for me. I am just waiting for my OCD to kick in which will require me buying the whole series.|
|I would buy a new Lively no matter what, but this beautiful cover made it truly irresistable.|
|Although the Lively cover shows a Tulip Magnolia (of which we have a lot in DC), it reminded me of these cherry blossoms I put in our living room a few weeks ago. They had fallen off a neighbor's tree after our late March snow so I brought them inside where they continued to bloom and even to sprout leaves.|
|I know Brookner wouldn't mind a drink, but what would she think of my friend enjoying a Cosmo while reading|
Look at Me? I picture her drinking tumblers of brown liquor.
|Even the publicity photo looks like one for a Real Housewives show.|
|I thought for sure that the outdoor sales floor wouldn't be open in such cold weather. I was wrong.|
|Have you ever been to a secondhand book shop where the books are double up on the shelf making it really hard to see what is there. At Brattle they have this double shelf system where the back row is about four inches higher than the front row making it very easy to see everything.|
|Sculpture over the parking lot entrance at the Museum of Fine Arts|
Walking Man, 2000
|Beautiful Dale Chihuly scupture at MFA.|
|This could be called a self portrait of me. But it isn't. This is a giant cube with a similar view on each side.|
Endlessly Repeating Twentieth-Century Modernism, 2007
The colorful painting reflected in the glass is a Gerhard Richter. One of my favorite living painters.
|Detail of Endlessly Repeating Twentieth-Century Modernism, 2007|