Used Books and a DVD

I was looking to kill time after a dinner out with my teenager, waiting for traffic to die down, and as we were sort of in the neighborhood I suggested we go to BookOff. It’s…

“Becket” vs. Becket

I found this book on the free books shelves at my local library, where they set out books that have languished unwanted at the monthly book fair through several cycles. I’m familiar with the historical…

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) is one of my favorite film adaptations. Like Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing (2012), it takes the original play’s plot bones and verbal muscle, and gives it a…

July academic update

Well, it’s been a while since I posted about my academic progress, so here goes! I’m half-way through my third class after a gentle virtual return to college. I eased in with DRAM-107, Study of…

Amazon Prime Day book buys

Amazon’s Prime Day sale event was the other day. I didn’t buy much, but I couldn’t resist a $5 off $15 promotion on printed books. Before, I’d agonized over my choices, but this time I…

Book-Off, Turn On, Tune In

I’m enrolled in an online Study of Filmed Plays class coming up this Spring at City College. It’s a for-credit course, and it’s the first real college class I’ve taken since, well, college, so I’m…

Amazon’s $5 off $20 book deal

Amazon extended its Cyber Monday book promotion for nearly a week, and I have many books on my Amazon wishlist. So it should have been easy. But, I spent most of the week dithering, overwhelmed…