I was quite miscellaneous (as it were) yesterday, so this feels a bit like an elongated weekend…. but there is always room for a book, a link, and a blog post!
1.) The book – is Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder at the Rue Morgue and other stories, sent to me by Penguin. It’s part of their new Penguin English Library series, each of which comes with a rather funky patterned cover. (Yes, folks, that’s right – I’m bringing back the word ‘funky’.) They’re not reinventing the wheel with their choices – there certainly aren’t any undiscovered voices being, er, discovered – but it’s always fun to have classic books in attractive formats. Trollope’s The Warden has also arrived, and will hopefully be the incentive I need to read some Trollope (although I feel oddly guilty about reading non-twentieth century titles this year…)
2.) The blog post – is Eva’s intriguing question: reading pilgrim or reading monk? I’ll let her explain the rest…
3.) The link – is a trailer (of sorts) to a film I’ll be seeing on Sunday: Grand Hotel. It’s based on the book by Vicki Baum, which I have had in my possession but never read, and won the Oscar for Best Film back in 1932. Oxford’s wonderful Ultimate Picture Palace often show classic films, and this is the final in their ‘season’ on films set in hotels. Great idea, no?
If you happen to be in Oxford at 3.45 on Sunday… do come along!