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My Second DNF Of The Year 

Last year I had a lot of DNFs (books that I did-not-finish), but I don’t know exactly how many because I didn’t keep track. This year I’m keeping track on Goodreads, and here on the blog. 532 more words

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Don Quixote: 180211

Aaaah, my first ballet!

It was a toss-up between getting tickets to see Don Quixote and Kinky Boots but mom and I have never been to a ballet before. 560 more words


Don Quixote Prologue - Chapter 7

This is not a review, it is notes and an analysis of Don Quixote. Therefore, it will contain spoilers.

So far, there are two issues that make me cringe about Don Quixote. 390 more words

Literary Criticism

The Trip to Spain (UK, 2017)

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom. What can I say about this that I didn’t already say about the first movie and the second movie? I love that you know exactly what you’re going to get, I love that it’s more of the same, even some of the same impressions, but in a different context, and they toss in some new impressions for good measure. 167 more words

Scent Sample Sunday: Amouage Gold

This weekend, my husband and I had a somewhat rare, formal “date night”. Our son was going to be out all evening at a fundraiser and I bought us tickets to see the ballet “Don Quixote”, which is one of the few classic, full-length story ballets I had never seen. 583 more words

Serenity Now

Don Quixote Speaks To Me

To this the innkeeper replied that he was deceived, for if this was not written in the histories, it was because it had not seemed necessary to the authors to write down something as obvious and necessary as carrying money and clean shirts, and if they had not, this was no reason to think the knights did not carry them; it therefore should be taken as true and beyond dispute that all the knights errant who fill so many books to overflowing carried well-provisioned purses for whatever might befall them; by the same token, they carried shirts and a small chest stocked with unguents to cure the wounds they received, for in the fields and clearings where they engaged in combat and were wounded there was not always someone who could heal them, unless they had for a friend some wise enchanter who instantly came to their aid, bringing through the air, on a cloud, a damsel or a dwarf bearing a flask of water of such great power that, by swallowing a single drop, the knights were so completely healed of their injuries and wounds that it was as if no harm had befallen them.

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