It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
–Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Some of you will recall the marvelous cast in the BBC’s production of The Hollow Crown. Well hold on to your hats, because they’re at it again!
BBC Two is hard at work filming the next round of Shakespearean movies, titled The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses–with Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III and Judy Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York. Unfortunately, the air date is set for 2016. But the BBC released this image of Benedict in costume, and it’s our Favorite for this week:
I never pictured Benedict as Richard III, but this is going on my wishlist now :-D
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
This week’s Favorite is for you romance readers out there who like to save money. It’s a website/book club set up by Sourcebooks called Discover a New Love. There’s a blog, online events, chats with authors, and all kinds of fun stuff to participate in.
But the best part (for me, at least) is the books: DRM free (so you can read them on any e-reader or computer), $1.67 US per book for the Featured Selections each month (you buy a 6-pack of credits for $9.99 US, then use the credits whenever you’d like), open to international readers, and often include early access to titles before their scheduled release date. They’ve got all kinds of sub-genres, too: one stop shopping for historicals of every stripe, contemporaries, paranormals, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, and erotic romances.
I am not affiliated in any way with Sourcebooks–I’m just a fan of some of their authors and inexpensive books :-)
A friend is someone who can see through you and still enjoys the show.