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Reading Round-up (alfresco edition)

It’s been an odd week, the awfulness of the news occasionally escaped with big doses of nostalgia and, well,  escapism.

I’ve been redecorating, and just giving in and going with my previously-restrained urge to paint every room various shades of green or white and give up all ideas of variety. 602 more words


Behind the Mask


By Mary Chapel, October 15, 2016

(1449 words)

Summary: The Scarlet Pimpernel and his wife share their secrets. 1,469 more words


Double Feature #9 - Young and Buñuel

Today, I’m looking a couple of adventure movies, courtesy of Filmstruck. Today’s films are:

Harold Young – The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

Luis Buñuel – Robinson Crusoe (1954) 2,917 more words


The Starlight Woman

I’m almost a full month late to talk about The Song of Achilles, the next book on my reading list. It should be up next week, and I’ll do an extra book soon to make up for it. 2,154 more words


Musical Swap! Become Obsessed with 7 New Musical Albums this Summer

Is there anything quite like the thrill of consuming a new musical? It’s that insatiable need only quenched by the blessed “repeat all” button.

After a decade or so of nonstop musical consumption, new musical obsessions seem a far-gone delight as formerly novel shows now sit overplayed in the music library. 769 more words

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Fiction, superhero, action

Medium: Kindle ebook

Content warnings: Anti-semitism

Synopsis: It’s 1792, in the midst of the French Revolution.  Marguerite Blakeney is a French socialite living in England with her husband, Sir Percy Blakeney.   731 more words

Honesty in Marriage and 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

Last year I wrote a post based on The Scarlet Pimpernel, but I found the book so rich there was another theme I wanted to discuss aside from the one I handled in that previous post. 542 more words