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Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they've encountered during the week, etc).
1. Hello again, dear readers! I have a job interview tomorrow morning and your prayers on this would be very much appreciated!
2. At the moment the weather where I'm from is sunny but cold and it's really annoying me! Yesterday I thought it looked quite warm so I didn't dress appropriately enough and I ended up being freezing cold. Today I thought "Well, I'm certainly not going to make the same mistake twice! Oh no, I'm wearing a jumper today!" Only it ended up being even colder than the day before so really I should have worn a coat over it. Grr! And the cold weather isn't doing my hands any good either. I have withered old lady hands right now. Hmm, you can tell I'm British can't you?! Complaining about the weather here is very much a national pastime!
3. I owe my friend Samara a massive thank you because she recommended a high fantasy novel called The Name of the Wind to me about a year ago which I've finally read... and oh my word it was freakin' amazing! :D I'm working on a review of it and it should be up in a few days :) I've also started to read the sequel to that book which is called The Wise Man's Fear. The author of these books is Patrick Rothfuss in case anyone's wondering.
4. I'm currently watching two literary web series at the moment, both of which I'm very much enjoying. They're called Elinor and Marianne Take Barton and From Mansfield with Love. I imagine that most of you will have worked out that they're adaptations of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park. I've put the opening episodes of the web series down below for anyone who wants to check them out:
5. Lately I've been doing a bit of thinking about classic stories that could be turned into modern-day web series. Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is definitely one of them - I've talked about it on the blog before - but other stories that I think could potentially work brilliantly in the modern-day are Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle, George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and Georgette Heyer's Cotillion.
6. As I mentioned in my last Bookish and Not-So-Bookish post I've been loooving the BBC's Poldark. Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson and Jack Farthing all gave wonderful performances in the series finale of Poldark on Sunday night. It was a heartbreakingly beautiful episode and it's going to be such a long wait to the second series. *sighs* On a lighter note I thought I'd just share this behind-the-scenes clip of the show because I love to see actors having fun on the projects that they're working on. :) Trivia: Aidan Turner was a professional ballroom dancer before he became an actor and even danced for Ireland. Just when I thought he couldn't be any more attractive!
7. It's a long way off but I'll be watching the National Theatre's live screening of Hamlet on the 15th of October. I'm so excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch play Hamlet and I'm really happy with some of the supporting cast who were announced recently. Ciaran Hinds is playing Claudius and Leo Bill is playing Horatio. Bill played Robert Ferrars in the 2008 BBC adaptation of Sense and Sensibility and Charles Darwin in the 2006 film The Fall (which is my favourite film).
8. It's even further off but the Christmas episode of Sherlock has been on my mind quite a bit too! It's been confirmed that it's going to be a one-off episode set in the Victorian era and I'm really intrigued to see how the actors will differentiate their Victorian and modern-day characters.
9. Susanna Clarke's book Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is an all-time favourite of mine and the BBC have finally released a full-length trailer for their adaptation of it. I have my doubts on whether some of the cast members *coughmarcwarrencough* will be able to pull off their characters but this certainly looks wonderful and I'm warming to their Jonathan Strange and Vinculus.
10. I went to the Harry Potter Studios near Watford not long ago! I mentioned it in my last Bookish and Not So Bookish post. I had a really fun day and I've put up a few photos of my trip down below. The last one is of me on the "Hogwarts Express" :)