I wrote something heartfelt about the process of marking a poetry exam, over on Vulpes Libris.
I loved the film. I died for the costumes. I was delighted with the actors, the cinematography, the sound, the script. Janelle Monae killed it playing an engineer in NASA’s obligatory high heels, though she did not convince me as a mother or wife. Taraji P Henson was stupendous as Katherine Goble, then Johnson, and nearly convinced me as a mathematician. Octavia Spencer just glowed, especially when she stole so righteously from the library. I also liked the book that sparked the film, now posting on Vulpes Libris. You might too.
I did a little frivolous something over on Vulpes Libris to celebrate my undying love for Star Wars, today, on 4th May. May the fourth. May the FOURTH. Oh come on ….
Over on Vulpes Libris I write enthusiastically about the Historic Fictions Research Network conference, how amateur historians rewrote the Battle of Trafalgar, and the invented town of Agincourt, Iowa, that teaches architecture in North Dakota. It was all about the fictions that history tells us, and it was great. Follow the Network @HFRN, and the Journal of Historical Fictions @journalhistfics.
One Day Without Us is a British grassroots campaign to celebrate the contributions that EU citizens and migrants from all over the world make and have made to daily British life. It culminates in a national day of action all over the UK on Monday 20 February 2017. See what else is happening in your area.
Over on Vulpes Libris I began the invitation list for a party to celebrate all the migrant authors who have made English literature what it is today. Who do you think should be invited?
Over on Vulpes Libris I wrote about a book pyramid scheme, though which I received James Baldwin’s classic, landmark novel of homosexual desire, Giovanni’s Room. Reader, I had mixed views.
I’ve wielded the hatchet over at Vulpes Libris, on a biography of William Wilberforce. Great subject, awful execution.