Almost a Year Too Late -Perry’s Pre-Yaël Farber Crucible Thoughts

On the eve of the Digital Theatre release, Perry’s thoughts on THE CRUCIBLE.

Armitage Agonistes

I should have posted this or something like it months ago, but for some reason, despite many notes, some additional reading and two or three drafts, I just never completed even one. Now,  with one day left until I see The Crucible on Screen  (technology intact, I hope) and with probably a third of Richard Armitage world already in the know, I’m in that odd position of not having seen the stage or screen version, but I’ve read so many fan and professional reviews, analyses,  interviews, I’ve viewed isolated scenes, snippets, photos, gifs. How do I go back to that time before I knew anything about this current production? I already know that the staging of this production, while true to the  original text and setting, differs from the play as I knew it.

But here goes. I recall speculating on so many aspects of the play when I learned…

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Armitage Agonistes


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spReAd the love book challenge: Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

Servetus talks about a book by Ursula K. Le Guin that she loved as a child.

Me + Richard Armitage

The 2015 spReAd the love challenge for fans of Richard Armitage continues all week — to donate, and hopefully write about, one of your favorite children’s books! If you would like to join the challenge, please let me know and you can use my blog for a guest post.

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Why did I love this book so much? I had no idea at the time

200px-TheTombsOfAtuanWhen I was a kid, our local library had a summer reading program. I don’t remember that much about it except that you read books and then went to tell a children’s librarian about what you had read. They kept a chart for every kid and put a sticker on it for each book, and then at the end of summer, I think, we won a prize, maybe coupons to McDonald’s or something on that order. It wasn’t spectacular but that wasn’t why I was…

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I DO NOT LIKE THEM! SpReAd the love Children’s book Challenge

Check out Zee’s Muse talking about her favorite Dr. Seuss books.

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I was in a mood and donated TWO children’s books – my favorite growing up and my son’s favorite as well.

I can’t remember NOT reading. Really. My earliest memories are of books. When I was 3, my grandmother subscribed me to the Dr Seuss book club and I got a new one every month! It was a gift for me every month and you know I loved it! When my siblings arrived, I would hide! REALLY! My favorite place to read was the closet. With the door shut and a flashlight, so no one would know I was in there. That has probably contributed to my vision problems today.

That and reading at night in the car, with the book held up to the headlights of the car or truck behind us.

I had a lot of books I adored: The Pokey Little Puppy, One Fish Two Fish Red…

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SpReAd The Love Children’s Book Challenge: First Post

SpReAd The Love

The SpReAd The Love Children’s Book Challenge is up and running and our first post this year is from Suzy at SilverBlueLining who writes about one of her childhood favorites, The Little Witch by Otfried Preussler. Thanks so much, Suzy!

If you’re not certain what I’m talking about, the challenge is this: if there’s a book you loved as a child or a children’s book you’ve read and loved as an adult, we invite you to write a review of it and then donate a copy to a school, a library, a children’s hospital or Ronald McDonald house, or a child in your own life. Pretty simple, right? If you’d like to write a review but don’t have a blog of your own we can arrange a host for you here at SpReAd The Love, or at AncientArmitage, The Armitage Authors Network,  Me+Richard, or FunkyBlueDandelion.  If you’d prefer to just donate a book without…

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