Wondering what to do in the depths of January? Aside from reading a good book, partake of some English tea and imagine yourself in Sherwood Forest:) We've just finished watching the first season of the BBC's Robin Hood with that glorious finale of Sir Guy nearly marrying Marian (Oh, to have that lovely gown and veil!) and Robin (or was that Much?) spoiling it all... But I digress:) The whole production thus far is visually stunning. The acting is very fine. Richard Armitage steals the show. He makes a reluctant villain. I get little glimpses of him wanting to be good. All he needs is the right woman:) I'm not sure it's Marian.
At this juncture, Maid Marion isn't suffering from T.S.T.L syndrome ( Too Stupid To Live, in the words of the amazing Ruth at Booktalk and More) - guess that comes later in season 3. I like this Marian because she's a bit voluptuous for a leading lady and I like Robin because he is charming and cocky and the perfect foil for Gizzy. Notice there are no Robin pics here and only one of poor Marian! I'm afraid I'm still suffering from the John Thornton effect... I do appreciate Much very much! He has such a touching vulnerability. The whole outlaw gang is quite charming, even Jack.
Best get back to talking books. In my mailbox today...
Within My Heart/ Tamera Alexander
God's Smuggler/Brother Andrew
Michal/Jill Eileen Smith
50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning From Spiritual Giants of the Faith/Warren W. Wiersbe
I'd love to know what you're watching or reading right now!