Here is what I have been reading
Jacqueline Winspear ( although guys SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY she throws us all for a loop in the most recent Maisie! Holy Cow! )
I read a book called The Bookseller which I liked better in theory than on page.
I also read (Finally) The Postmistress.
I also read some cute romances
The Beast Takes a Bride by Teresa Medeiros
The Scoundrel and the Debutante by Julia London ( from Sourcebooks, review copy)
The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl (from Random House, review copy)
The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrows ( review copy from SourceBooks)
I read The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith (YAY FOR RAHAB)
And I am still working through the Molly Murphys by Rhys Bowen (most of them for the second time )
I also read Frog Music by Emma Donoghue and it was exceptional. I read it in one sitting on a plane. I love her stuff---novels and short stories--- so this comes highly recommended
In theatre, Melanie and I went to see Harper Regan at Canstage starring Molly Parker and neither of us were impressed with some of the directorial choices ---though we both thought the acting was fabulous.
I also attended a friend's fabulous, Disney-infused wedding at the Palais Royale.
A REAL Toronto landmark.
And around the web?
I wrote my first ever editorial letter to my home paper
In film, I saw the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and it was tres cute. And while in Newfoundland last week, a colleague and I saw Cinderella! I die, Horatio!
On the plane over here to British Columbia ( where I currently am for work, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley), I watched most of the adorable faith-based Hallmark series Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Guys, this guy is MY guy. This guy, Oliver! SIGH! It's just too adorable and quirky and to die FOR~ I love this show. It is an homage to the power of the past and lasting beuaty of the printed word. Everty letter sent is sent in an act of faith. Great guest stars ( Valerie Harper! Carol Burnett) and a subtle Christian sensibility that is never a bludgeon over the head. Highly thematic and emotional resonant. I love it
|observe: rachel's ideal man. he dances, quotes Shakespeare, loves the word "eschew" , sings in the church choir. is a complete and utter gentleman.|
Over on Edgy Inspirational Romance, I was able to provide you with a glimpse of some of my favourite movies featuring writers as lead characters! Becoming Jane! Bright Star! Little Women!
Melanie and I are off to see this on Saturday
Keep you posted.
Also, if you have not had the opportunity to fall in love with the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on netflix, I highly recommend.
Instagram pics appropriated from recent Rachel events:
|on the top of Signal Hill in snowy St John's|
|summerhill winery here in kelowna, BC|
|sunny downtown St. John's Newfoundland and JellyBean rows of houses. one of my favourite cities in the world.|
|my darling friend's gorgeous reception at Toronto's historical Palais Royale|
|summer hill winery in the Okanagan Valley, BC|