Firstly, this came in the mail a few days ago:
Lifeline Theatre, as I have mentioned THOUSANDS of times before is my absolute favorite theatre company. They write their own (most excellent and loyal) adaptations, and have the most fantastic - yet simple - sets. You may remember my post on their adaptation of The Three Musketeers.
And so, how perfect is it that they are doing A Tale of Two Cities, so conveniently close to our December readalong of that exact book!
I am looking forward to seeing the play with GREAT ANTICIPATION. It's running from Mid-February to Mid-April. (And then Monstrous Regiment is their production in June!)
If anyone is in the Chicago area, I highly recommend you check out Lifeline.
Continuing on with what came in the mail, this little book came just a few hours ago:
My wonderful aunt has, for the past three years, bought me a subscription to the wonderful magazine Writers' Forum. As an aspiring author, I have found its advice invaluable, and though I have yet to submit a story to its monthly competition, I have written in with a question for their advice columnist. This question surprisingly won that month's "best question" prize, which was the above book (though it HAS taken a good many months to get here... I wrote in sometime in the summer). I am super excited to read this book, because short stories are quite a challenge for me (novels come easier). I have trouble conveying scenes and ideas in a few poignant words, so hopefully it'll help me out.
Thirdly, and finally, I have a bit of sad news to convey to you all. (Don't worry, it's not too sad.) Because I have a LOAD of scholarship essays due in early February (gotta pay for college somehow), and because writing those obviously takes higher priority over writing this blog, I won't be updating nearly as often as I have been. :-(
Yes, I still have to write my post on The Night Circus (which might have to wait until February), and I will continue to do Top Ten Tuesdays and The Bible Project on Sundays. But that's probably all you're going to get for the next few weeks. I was thinking of doing some Shakespeare in honor of The Classics Club's monthly topic, but that might not happen.
So there you go. That's the end of tonight's update!