Name of the Rose update:
Last weekend I was laid low by a flu-bug and just couldn’t concentrate on NotR, so I’m only up to the end of ‘Day Three’. The chesty cough I was left with from the flu-bug has this morning developed into pharyngitis – I have no voice at all, and a throat that feels like sandpaper, but can read as long as I have tea and soothing sweets to suck.
I went last night, and managed not to cough too much! It was SOOO good – not for the prudish though, this is a bawdy court and the script is rather fruity to say the least. The three lead women, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone were just superb – with the subtle Weisz getting some killer lines, notably commenting on the Queen’s new make-up, ” You look like a badger.” I do hope this film gets lots of prizes, especially, Olivia, our newest national treasure. (Weisz already has an Oscar (best supporting acress for The Constant Gardener) and Stone has hers for La La Land of course).
Everyone’s Talking about Marie Kondo:
Well – now she’s on the telly that is. YAWN! Readers, I read and reviewed her book TWO YEARS AGO – and blogged about it here!
Nothing I’ve read or seen since has changed my opinion of her methods, which do have their good points I’ll admit, but just so grated on cynical old me. It was her take on the TBR pile that broke me – didn’t ‘spark joy’ at all!
You might like to read Anakana Schofield’s article for the Guardian though – see here.
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow with my turn in the Wellcome Book Prize’s 10th Anniversary Blog Tour.