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Boozy Books: Far from the Madding Crowd

Greetings, readers! Welcome to this week’s Boozy Books! I’m feeling very classic this week, and I thought I would celebrate one of the authors I came to admire only as an adult. 902 more words

The Benefits of Being a Bibliophile

One could say I am a bibliophile.  My earliest memories include Mama reading The Hobbit aloud, my family listening to audio books on road trips, and my struggling through… 687 more words

Essay

Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd (1874)

…as if the blue component of the grey had faded, like the indigo from the same kind of colour in Turner’s pictures (p. 82).

The beauty her features might have lacked in form was amply made up for by the perfection of hue, which at this winter-time was the softened ruddiness on a surface of high rotundity that we meet with in a Terburg or a Gerard Douw; and, like the presentations of those great colourists, it was a face which kept well back from the boundary between comeliness and the ideal (p. 246 more words

J. M. W. Turner

Weekend Round Up #70

This weekend’s movies:

300: Rise of an Empire, Electricity, Far from the Madding Crowd, Knock Knock, The Boy

Movies

Spinach Powder, The King of Super Foods

Hablis Hotel is close to the heart of the city, yet is a mere 10 minutes away from the airport. Is that the best of both worlds? 908 more words

Lifestyle