Author: Marian

  • Lucia di Lammermoor – A Classical Cousin

    Lucia di Lammermoor – A Classical Cousin

    For today’s classical (music) cousin, here is a favorite scene from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, or what I have previously called “Romeo and Juliet in Scotland.” The hapless Edgardo shows up just as his beloved Lucia (under her brother’s manipulation) has signed an arranged marriage contract. Fun fact: this opera holds a direct link to […]

  • πŸŽ† Reading Goals… 2022 Reviewed & 2023 Previewed

    πŸŽ† Reading Goals… 2022 Reviewed & 2023 Previewed

    Happy New Year, all! Especially to those of you on the other side of the pond where it is rapidly approaching midnight. πŸ™‚ New Year’s Eve is pretty low-key around here. My family and I usually have a nice dinner and watch fireworks on TV (or drone shows… impressive but prosaic). Sometimes I like to […]

  • πŸ“ Christmas Reading Check-In

    πŸ“ Christmas Reading Check-In

    My break draws to an end, but there is still plenty of time to read left! Here is where I am at so far… Finished Look at Me by Anita Brookner – I did a deep dive of this novel on YouTube. Wasn’t planning to, but I think it deserved it. Definitely a downer, so […]

  • Christmas wishes

    Christmas wishes

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I am looking forward to Christmas Eve service at my new church today, and next week—a personal readathon! Stay safe, warm, and peaceful. ❀

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