Monday, August 27, 2007

What I'm doing 10:

What I'm listening to:
Astoria by Isaac Albéniz;

What I'm reading:
Sinai Tapestry by Edward Whittemore
(as sent to me by Anne S. I've been dying to read this for ages, in fact ever since I received it but other books kept getting in the way instead. Anne runs a website devoted to Whittemore called Jerusalem Dreaming. I've heard from several people whose taste I respect that he is a criminally under-read author so I am looking forward to this very much);

What I'm writing
Nothing very much - just doing a bit of research and day-dreaming (actually, I am not supposed to be writing at all, supposed to be giving it a break, at least that's what I've promised. Not sure I can keep this up, however);

What I watched last:
The Piano Teacher
(definitely an adult movie - Hodmandod Senior says he's going to chose the DVDs in future as he hasn't been able to watch the last few I have chosen. I endured - but didn't really get the point of the last half although I thought the initial scenes involving the mother and mature spinster were incredibly well done - hugely claustrophobic and convincing);

What I'm dreaming about:
Starting another book - but not yet, no, not yet...(however much I want to).


Blogger Anne S said...

i very much look forward to hearing your impressions of Sinai Tapestry. And thanks for the plug for the JD site.

Tue Aug 28, 06:37:00 am  
Blogger Kay Cooke said...

It's hard to pick a dvd that everyone enjoys. I like my sons' recommendations. 'The Science of Sleep' was one M recommended, and I loved it. There's a NZ one,
'Eagle v Shark' which he has also recommended - I think we'll watch it this weekend.

Thu Aug 30, 09:07:00 am  
Blogger Anne S said...

Clare: Further on Sinai Tapestry...

Today on the Jerusalem Dreaming Message Board a person penned a message claiming that he knew Haj Haran personally and even had a picture of him. He even claims that reading Whittemore transformed him to such an extent that he he now feels he is a character from the novel.

My first reaction to this post was scepticism, but I believe the guy is telling the truth - he really thinks this. Pretty crazy all the same.

He's going to send me the picture of Haj Haran soon. I wait with bated breath.

The thread, if you want to check it out, is titled "Shalom from Jerusalem"

Fri Aug 31, 06:06:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anne, yes I looked at that thread - fascinating stuff. I am about a third way through now and loving it. Haj Haran is intriguing me already so I can understand this person's fascination.

Fri Aug 31, 10:19:00 pm  

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