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Happy Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night. Today's a great day for reading a good book or watching a good film. :)

In other news...

* Reminder: if you'd like a holiday card from me this year, please respond here. Thanks!

* I'm currently reading the new novel authorized by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate, The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel. So far, so good.

* I recommend watching the documentary The People vs. George Lucas (if you're like me, preferably in a venue in which you feel free to speak/shout your agreement aloud). I must say, my geek heart experienced some closure on the whole Lucas 'verse, thanks to this gem.

* I've accepted an invitation from the Institute for Humane Studies to give some guest lectures at Bryn Mawr College this summer. I haven't spoken there in several years. Should be great fun!

I'll leave you with this mashup of H.P. Lovecraft and The Peanuts (thanks to wellinghall):

sci fi fantasy - Charlie Brown Meets Cthulhu
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Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.


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Nov. 5th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the lecture. And thank you for exposing me to this mashup!
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! And you're most welcome. I thought it was great fun!
Nov. 5th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Great post, I'm definitely gonna' see the People vs GL!

Speaking of 11/5,

Nov. 9th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
I'd love to hear what you think about it!

That link's marvelous. Thanks so much.
Nov. 5th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Oh Em Gee! I love the comic! ::snigger::

I'm looking forward to your review of The House of Silk. Of course I'll buy it, but I was very disappointed in the YA 'approved' novel. Keeping my fingers crossed this is better.

::hugs for you::
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
It's a hoot!

I'm halfway through The House of Silk now. It's not Dust and Shadow, but so far I'm enjoying it. Very good (and thoughtful) use of the Irregulars, in particular. I'll be sure to post my review when it's done. (I haven't read the YA "approved" novel yet... Sounds like I shouldn't bother!)

BTW, I just ordered the new SH Mystery Magazine. I'm very much looking forward to your story! ::hugs::
Nov. 6th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
w00t! for your upcoming lectures at Bryn Mawr!

I shared the Lovecraft/Peanuts mashups with TODS, who absolutely loved them and wanted me to pass along his very special thanks for linking to them!
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D

I'm so glad TODS enjoyed the mashup. I got quite a laugh out of it myself! :)
Nov. 10th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Regarding The House Of Silk
Professor Amy, You mentioned that you are reading the new Sherlock Holmes mystery by Anthony Horowitz.
This week on BBC radio 4 has a vibrant reading by Sir Derek Jacobi
Sherlock Holmes The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

— Summary —
Sir Derek Jacobi reads the new, page turning Sherlock Holmes mystery by best selling author Anthony Horowitz. It is the first such project to be endorsed by the Conan Doyle Estate.
Some hundred years after the death of Sherlock Holmes, a manuscript has been discovered in the vaults of Cox and Co in Charing Cross. It recounts the events of a 'missing' Sherlock Holmes case, a case written up by Dr Watson for the sake of completing the Holmes canon but considered by him to be too shocking to be published in his lifetime. Only now can the full story be told...
Abridged by Jane Marshal,l Producer: Jane Marshall

I will get the book this weekend, Robert
Nov. 10th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Regarding The House Of Silk
Oh wow! Thank you so much for letting me know about this! I love hearing Sir Derek Jacobi read anything, and the fact that I'm already reading the novel... perfect! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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