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Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany’s + A Christmas Memory

I’ve never watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s and knew nothing about the storyline. So I had little expectations when I bought the book, from which the movie was adapted, at a secondhand bookshop. 399 more words


Nelle and Tru (For Harper Lee)

“I hate going outside, I absolutely hate it, hate it, hate it,” said Nelle to the sad-looking boy standing at the porch door.
“You’ve gotta come, ya just gotta,” said the boy. 781 more words


In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

Short but Sweet: Despite suffering from weighty unnecessary detail and a story-like structure that leans more toward fiction than true crime, In Cold Blood… 826 more words


Teaching In Cold Blood

I always include a nonfiction unit in my Introduction to Literature classes. You may have noticed that many anthologies leave out nonfiction as a genre, which is a real shame. 1,512 more words

20th Century

How Can I Improve My Writing Skills This Summer?

Students always ask what they can do to improve their writing skills.  One good way is to read.  Often and widely.  This summer, think about how you can fit a little quality reading time into your busy schedule.  319 more words

Time Magazine

Breakfast at Tiffany’s | UK Tour

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (UK Tour 2016)

Directed by Nikolai Foster

Grand Theatre, Leeds – 09 Apr 16

More than fifty years on from Audrey Hepburn’s iconic performance in the 1961 film, … 467 more words

Show Review

Hello again

I’m back home in the comfort of my own bed after three weeks on the other side of the Atlantic. I’d thought I would have plenty of time while away to catch up on all the blogs I follow as well as make a dent in my review backlog. 308 more words

Sunday Salon