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"What dreadful hot weather we have!"

Happy early birthday to the ever-fabulous janissa11! May you have an excellent day tomorrow, and may the next year be your best yet.

Thanks to Sword of Gryffindor (syndicated as sword_gryff), HogwartsProfessor.com (syndicated as hogwartspro), and BrontëBlog (syndicated as bronteblog) for recently recommending and referring to this blog. I appreciate it!

Thanks also to all of you who participated in my poll about Wuthering Heights adaptations. The results were much closer than those of the Jane Eyre poll. The winning Wuthering Heights adaptation, by one vote, is the 1970 version with Anna Calder-Marshall and Timothy Dalton. Tied for second place are my personal favorite, the 1939 version (Merle Oberon/Laurence Olivier), and the 1992 version (Juliette Binoche/Ralph Fiennes). Because of this poll, I plan to enjoy the 1970 version next week; I'm willing to be persuaded!

jamesenge kindly pointed out another worthy candidate for best adaptation. Who can resist Monty Python's own Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights?

And now, for something completely different...

* The winners of the 2007 Mythopoeic Awards have been announced. I'm particularly looking forward to reading Gemstone of Paradise: The Holy Grail in Wolfram's Parzival by G. Ronald Murphy.

* Via altariel: Blog a Penguin Classic. (To follow the blog on LJ, there's blogaclassic.)

* And, for those of you who like to knit while (or what) you read, there's Knit the Classics.

"What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance." - Jane Austen (letter, 1796)



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 10th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, liebchen! *hugs*
Aug. 13th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a great birthday! *hugs*
Aug. 10th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Well, I had to vote for Mr. Fiennes as he was hot in a black wig. You felt he really was a wild thing. Also, I see I am not the only one thinking of Monty Python today! That is hilarious.
Aug. 13th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Isn't that a hoot? We were both definitely on the same Monty Python wavelength. :)
Aug. 10th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
ROTFLMAO! Now *that's* a version of Wuthering Heights I can vote for!
Aug. 13th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
LOL! Everything's better with some Python.
Aug. 10th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Glad to see that others are realizing how nifty your LJ is :)
Aug. 13th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!
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