Friday, January 27, 2012

Peter Pan

I'm an enormous fan of the live action Peter Pan film, in particular. Jason Isaacs is a wonderful Father/Hook, Richard Briers is a perfect Smee, Mrs Darling (Olivia Williams) really does have a kiss in the corner of her mouth, and the right-on-the-brink-of-adolescent cast is just right.

But I hadn't read Peter Pan before, so I sat down this week and found myself utterly enchanted. The story line is already familiar, but the style is such a surprise. I plan to finish it this weekend and will try to select a quotation or two for you.

Have you read the novel (or the play)? What did you think of it?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chip Off the Old (OCD) Block!

Found, this list, after a rain or two, in the back yard. (Yes, those are bullet points...)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Or Something Like That...

Son: Who trained the first horse trainer? Hey! I'm a philosopher!


It has been a productive writing month! One non-fiction title for high school readers completed and submitted to the book developer (the go-between for the authors and the presses), and creative writing too. Now, what we need is a really good blizzard (in which the power never goes out) so we can spend a few days holed up in the house, reading...!

I hope everyone's new year is Happy so far!