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review 2019-03-24 21:11
Coriolanus / William Shakespeare
Coriolanus - Roma Gill,William Shakespeare

 

Not my first time seeing Coriolanus performed, but the performance that I have most enjoyed.  This was the Stratford (Ont.) version from 2018. Since I’ll be participating in two elections this year, first provincial, then federal, the nature of leadership and democracy are top of mind right now.  The friend who accompanied me to this screening also commented on the timeliness of the theme.

 

I must say that Lucy Peacock, playing Coriolanus’ mother, was amazing!  Who knew that Coriolanus had a Tiger Mother? She played her part in a way that made me laugh as she steered her son exactly where she wanted him to go.  Ms. Peacock stole every scene that she was in.

 

The play had a modern setting, something that I don’t always appreciate in Shakespearean drama, but with this play it worked.  A feature that my friend and I both particularly appreciated was a portion of the dialog which was done via text message. It received snickers from our theatre audience and was completely appropriate in its context.  While remaining true to the play’s dialog, it was a nifty updating.

 

If only we could send all of our politicians to see Coriolanus and hope that they would understand how contempt for the electorate does in a great military man!

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text 2019-03-22 21:19
Tea's BL Snakes and Ladders Tracker - Space 54
Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir - Padma Lakshmi
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics - Lawrence O'Donnell

 

Space 1. Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection by Jacob Silverman (429 pages) - Read 2/17/2019 - 2/22/2019.

 

Roll die and got 4.

 

Space 5 (Published in 2018). Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister, published in 2018 (284 pages). Read 2/22 - 2/24/2019.

 

Roll two dice and got 12.

 

Space 17.  The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder by Carolyn Murnick (245 pages). Read 2/24 - 2/28/2019.

 

Roll die and got 4.

 

Space 21. Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah (listen to audiobook, GR has the hardcover version set at 288 pages). Read 2/26 - 2/27/2019.

 

Roll die and got 5.

 

Space 26. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta (288 pages). Read 3/1/2019.

 

Roll die and got 6.

 

Space 32. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A  Memoir by Carrie Brownstein. Read 3/2-3/4/2019.

 

Roll die and got 5.

 

Space 37. The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn (read by George Newbern). Read 3/3 - 3/6/2019.

 

Roll die and got 1.

 

Space 38. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay. Read 3/7 - 3/8/2019.

 

Roll die and got 5.

 

Space 43. Character involved in the law. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts. Read 3/9 - 3/12/2019.

 

Roll dice and got 9.

 

Space 52. Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi. Read 3/18 - 3/22/2019.

 

Roll die and got 2.

 

Space 54. Prompt: is more than 400 pages long. Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics by Lawrence O'Donnell is 427 pages with an additional 35 pages of source notes. Read 3/23 -

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-03-22 14:25
The Beast's Beauty (Beauty and the Beast #2)
The Beast's Beauty - R. Phoenix

I have to say I knew nothing about this book or series but just bought it for the cover. LOL. I gobbled up these two books and while it is so wrong...it was so right. I loved the mental play happening here. There is no physical torture and no penetrative rape, but there is humiliation, puppy/kitty play and just an interesting exploration into the mindset of a kidnapper and his victim...into submission and needing to become someone else in order to survive.

 

This series may not work for everyone but it totally worked for me.

 

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review 2019-03-22 14:16
The Beast's Beauty (Beauty and the Beast #1)
The Beast's Beauty - R. Phoenix

This is totally working for me in all it's wrongness.

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review 2019-03-22 13:26
Play to Win
Play to Win (Wynn Hockey #1) - Kelly Jamieson

This start to the series is so much fun. Theo and Lacey start their romance in a fake marriage, but it's a bit different than what we're used to seeing. This pair is two sides of a coin - he's ordered and precise, and he plans everything while Lacey is more a take things as they come kind of girl and goes with the flow. They become fast friends and the chemistry between them is just so good. Then we meet all the other players in this game, mostly made up of Theo's family. The Wynn's are a great big hot mess with a flair for drama. Needless to say, there is angst, but true to form, the author also gives us plenty of fun and some oh, so sexy times. Theo and Lacey's romance is a great start to this series that promises to be a wild ride, and I can't wait to see what's next for this crazy family.

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