Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Tans and Summer Fans

Summer vacation has officially begun! Fill up your to-do lists with swimming, sun, and darling walks in the park. May your summers be wonderfully romantic ones!
With ever so much love,
The eclectic authoress herself

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poem of the Week

Early Bird
By Shel Silverstein
Oh, if you're a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you are a bird, be an early early bird-
But if you're a worm, sleep late

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Movie, The Lines

"The Great Gatsby", by director of "Moulin Rouge" and "Romeo + Juliet", premiered in the U.S. last Friday. If any of my dear readers have not yet seen this masterpiece, I highly recommend it. About one third of the lines are actually taken directly from Fitzgerald's book. From, "It's certainly very nice to see you again" to Gatsby's refrain, "Old sport" to the very last line:

Monday, May 6, 2013

A New Tune to Hum

"The Great Gatsby" soundtrack has been recently released. I must recommend a good listen.

A Valid Point

I must point out that I have always quite thought I have known who the murderer is in any Agatha Christie novel, only to find that it is someone else entirely, and that Miss Marple knew all along.
With ever so much love,
the eclectic authoress herself

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Whodunit This Time?

Agatha Christie is the one and only Queen of Crime. Her stories range from "The Mysterious Affair At Styles", her first- introducing mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot- to "Curtain", her last- and this detective's final case. In between, however, the Poirot's and Miss Marple's, are stories narrated by someone who appears in one book only. "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" is one of these, and it is one that the eclectic authoress recommends wholeheartedly. The narrator is a humble village doctor called to the scene of a murder- and then discovers his next-door neighbor is Poirot, famous detective. The two compare notes about the murder, and the solution leaves the reader wondering: Did that actually happen?