Happy weekend y'all! Hope everyone is very well. I spent my Friday evening watching a great 1945 film I Live in Grosvenor Square with Rex Harrison and Anna Neagle - and, the reason I watched it, Dame Irene Vanbrugh! It was the inaugural film in Andrea & Simon's Film Club (basically a fancy name for my friend Andrea and I taking it in turns to choose films) - I'll keep you posted if we watch anything really great. And maybe I'll do a proper post on I Live in Grosvenor Square one day.
1.) The book - could have your name in it! A youtuber I was watching mention U*Novels ('you star novels') which allows you to have specially printed editions of classic novels where you choose the names of the cast. This could make a really fun gift. Want to put your husband in as Mr. Darcy? Fancy taking a trip to Wonderland and having your friends appear as the caterpillar or Chesire Cat? It sounds silly and fun to me.
2.) The blog post - Melwyk over at The Indextrious Reader has started up a really interesting Postal Reading Challenge - reading books with postal themes (e.g. collections of letters - those of you who got excited about Maxwell/Welty or Maxwell/Warner collections could jump on board!) Head over here to find out more.
3.) The link - I just wanted to remind you to WATCH THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES if you're not already. (A re-telling of Pride and Prejudice through vlogs - I first wrote about here.) It's got so good recently - and Lydia Bennet's channel is also brilliant. Mary Kate Wiles (along with the writers) has really fleshed out Lydia to be a very sympathetic, thorough character, rather than the silly, flighty girl that Lizzie sees (and thus that we see in the novel.) Lydia's channel is here, and Lizzie's is here. There are quite a lot of videos to watch, but I'll make it easy for you to start - here is ep.1 of Lizzie's channel.