Saturday, 1 October 2011
Stuck-in-a-Book's Weekend Miscellany
Happy weekend folks! And happy October too. I suspect a lot of us in Britain are enjoying the unseasonably hot weather - personally, I'm retreating to the shade with paracetamol, but I'll try not to begrudge heat-seekers their (literal) day in the sun. I shall even add to their bounty with a book, a blog post, and a link.
1.) The link - is a rather amusing video from an old TV programme What's My Line? For those not in the know, this ran in the 50s and 60s, where panellists had to deduce the occupations of guests, and then the identity of a mystery famous guest. In this case the guest is Salvador Dali, and his self-belief makes the exchange especially funny. The video is below and, if that doesn't work, the link is here.
2.) The book - is slightly unusual territory for me. I don't think I've ever read a graphic novel, but I am very captivated by what I've seen of Brecht Evens' The Wrong Place, kindly sent to me by Jonathan Cape. Besides Evens' astonishingly good name, I love the style of his artistry. At the moment that is all I know about this book... perhaps the cover and an illustration from inside will be enough to captivate you too. (The illustration is taken from Evens' own flickr set for The Wrong Place here.) It's not published until Oct0ber 20th, and I will report back further in the future...
3.) The blog post - has to be Sakura's review of We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson - how lovely that she is reading some of my favourite books this year, and even lovelier that she's enjoying them so much! But do also keep up with Darlene's wonderful travel-log (travelogue?) of her time in London. I think I'm going to be in the next instalment, so there's an incentive ;)