I really wanted to be part of it but I had to renounce for several reasons. First of all , I can't stick to a fixed schedule as for times and days. Sometimes I happen to blog from midnight to one a.m. when I'm very busy with real life. This week is frantic, frenzy time! For instance, it is almost Saturday and I'm trying to post something for my RA Friday!
Anyhow, even without me, the ladies who joined The RA Fanstravaganza are having a great time. Just have a look at their joint efforts and vote in the polls they prepared.
1. Ragtag at Reviewerama
2. Avalon at Avalon's blog.
3. Skully at The Spooks Fan Blog
4. Traxy at The Squeee
5. Susan at Me+Richard
6. Nat at The RA Fan Blog
7. Mulubinba at An RA viewer's perspective from 33°0'S of the equator
2. Collateral damages of Strike Back Promo : its sudden appearance, and even more sudden disappearance, provoked several victims!
In my Wednesday post I broke one of my blogging rules: RA only on Friday. OMG, my one weakness led me to that. But I had to show all of you the brand new 2-minute promo of Strike Back I had just found online and, also, my caps from it.
The release of the terrific promo provoked many collateral damages among my RA enthusiast friends. Just one quote for all: M. Gray, "Richard looks like he's going to do some serious damage to someone in the last pic" (the one above) . Read the other comments under my post here.
Now there will be more and more damages , since the terrific promo has suddenly disappeared from the blog which had posted it. Why, Mr Damian Knight? Why isn't any longer possible to admire your excellent work? At least, I've got my stills from it.
3. Libertines and rascals from the 18th century in my dreams
My dreams are haunted by handsome unscrupolous libertines , namely, Robert Lovelace (Clarissa) and Lord Damerel (Venetia). How can I resist their charm and seductive tricks if they’ve got Richard’s voice and tall dark blue-eyed handsomness in my mind? I know one is going to reveal himself as devilishly wicked and the other one as a romantic hero but ... So far they are both extremely fascinating.
Last Sunday, I listened to The Persuit, episode 1 of BBC 4 Radio Drama Clarissa, in which Richard is Robert Lovelace, who is passionately wooing young innocent Clarissa. Will she accept to elope with handsome Lovelace in order to avoid her marriage with disgusting old Mr Solmes?
I've also re-listened to it enough times to be able to appreciate any nuance of the excellent performances the cast gave . Richard was impeccable. This is my favourite moment.
Then , I've also started Venetia by Georgette Heyer both as a book and as an audiobook. I'm in fact reading the novel and listening to Richard's narration of the Naxos abridged version of it. I'm only at p. 34, end of chapter 2, of the book and at file 6 part 1 of the audiobook . Lord Damerel has already conquered my heart. His first meeting with Venetia in the woods at Priory is unforgettable.
Listen to a sample excerpt and to Richard's interview about recording Venetia HERE