Back-to-back movies about people my age

Seems the only time I see first run movies is on airplanes. My carry-on bag was loaded down with several books, but I chose to watch movies. I could have learned a brief history of Croatia, but no, instead I watched Book Club. This is a cute story about 4 good girlfriends who’ve know each … Continue reading Back-to-back movies about people my age

“The Bookshop” – like a classic novel

Here is a movie I look forward to seeing - The Bookshop. Read this review in today's paper. I love the reviewer's description:  “The Bookshop” doesn’t lend itself to easy explication. Like the best novels, meaning is to be savored, not summarized." How perfect is that? Sometimes when I am writing a book review, I try … Continue reading “The Bookshop” – like a classic novel

The Storyteller of Marrakesh

The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya Hassan, a Berber from the mountains, is the latest in his family of a long line of storytellers. For a thousand years, storytellers have been found in the souks (market places), passing down oral histories, telling stories of kings, love, and folk tales. His story tonight is one … Continue reading The Storyteller of Marrakesh

Tanglewood, finally

I’ve known of the music venue and festival of Tanglewood for years, seen it on TV, and finally this year, got to visit. If you don’t know it, Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Pops and a summer academy for aspiring young music students from around the world. You’ve probably seen a performance … Continue reading Tanglewood, finally