Happy Friday, everyone! I hope yours is going better than mine, which involved a flat tire right before a trip to the Eastern Shore. It's going to be a long day before I get to my weekend.
But I am looking forward to seeing what looks to be a delightfully cheesy movie that riffs off of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter:" "Easy A." You may recognize lead actress Emma Stone from "Zombieland," which you KNOW I enjoyed. While the plot doesn't follow Hawthorne's lead precisely -- We're dealing with a high school girl who's tormented by the popular kids for her false reputation, and chooses to flaunt the "A" on her corseted tops -- I look forward to teasing out the similar motifs of judgement, punishment and the many facets of love.
Speaking of love, how much does John love Rolad Dahl? A lot, I hope, because he's won "Storyteller: The Authorized Biographyof Roald Dahl." Congratulations, and we hope you enjoy it!
Next up, we've got Ken Follett's latest, "Fall of Giants." The historical novel is the first of a planned trilogy, and will follow the paths of five inter-related families and their struggles through World War I, the Russian Revolution and women's suffrage. The Century trilogy will continue to follow these families through the 20th century.
So tell us what you're reading, and "Fall of Giants" could be yours!