I follow the Morning News’ Tournament of Books every year. It’s always a fun competition, even when–like this year–I haven’t read any of the books chosen. I usually add at least a couple of the selections to my always-growing TBR list based on the guest reviewer’s comments throughout the tournament.
So sad to see that Alan Rickman has died. His movies have given me many hours of pleasure. We just had our traditional Christmas viewing of Die Hard. He will be missed.
I just reread Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterwork, Frankenstein, which inspired more thoughts about her monster, his creator, and the genre Shelley helped shape. Read it on my blog Noir Femme.