Top Ten Tuesday: Literary Settings I’d Like to Visit

The reason we read is to go somewhere else, if only in our minds. In some books the setting is merely a backdrop. But in others, it is pervasive. We can immerse ourselves in another world. These are eight literary places* I would like to visit.

*many will be in England. Control your surprise.

REVIEW: THE UNINVITED GUESTS by Sadie Jones

It is an unusual book to be sure.  I can’t think of when I’ve read something that reminds me of numerous other books or stories and at the same time is entirely unlike anything else.  It’s a slippery eel of a novel. My attempt at a summary will be inept at best and confusing at…

Most Underrated Films of the Decade: Part 1

I Capture the Castle (2003) Romola Garai stars in I Capture the Castle It has all the elements of a fantastic film — an all-star cast, fabulous production design, a gorgeous score (from Dario Marianelli) and a script based on a book by famed author Dodie Smith (she also wrote 101 Dalmatians). Told from the…

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