May 13th, 2010
|12:38 pm - "Michael can act anything. He is an acting animal"|
OK I am going to just forget politics for a while, because things will unfold in their own good time, at which point I will put my 'I told you so' hat on (or not). I'm just going to post about books and plays and things like that for now.
Michael Sheen is the latest actor lined up to play Hamlet. I have a lot of poetry on my i-Pod read by him, I played altariel and katlinel his reading of Kubla Khan last time they were at my house, and I thought he was great as Brian Clough in The Damned United. Will definitely try to get a ticket - anyone else want to go?
The Guardian had a nice article yesterday with five age-band lists of The Best Children's Books of All Time:
Best books: 0-2 year-olds
Best books: 2-4 year-olds
Best books: 5-7 year-olds
Best books: 8-12 year-olds
Best books: 12-years-old and over
(those are links to the lists)
As always the lists seem odd, though I have read most of them. Here are my top ten children's books:
Wind in the Willows
Alice in Wonderland
Winnie the Pooh
Where the Wild Things Are
Stig of the Dump
His Dark Materials
Narnia books (I loved them as a kid)
I didn't understand the allegory and I thought CS Lewis was on my side. Only later did I find out otherwise, but I've left them on there because I loved them so much when I was innocent of their meaning.
I see Northern Lights came out when my son was about seven, and my ex read it to him. I picked it up out of curiosity. That and Where the Wild Things Are are two I got to know through my children, not as a child.