I found someone I thought would make a great Diana Bishop for a film adaptation of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Rachelle LeFevre: I wrote about Richard Armitage For Matthew Clairmont here.
I first saw her in A Gifted Man, the US television program with Patrick Wilson as the lead. I think she would be terrific as Diana Bishop. I think she would be beautiful with Richard Armitage as Matthew Clairmont.
I wish movie studios would just listen to the fans about casting instead of marketing executives. We have a much better idea of who would be good to play certain roles.
I just bought a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Some people think that Richard Armitage would be great to play a role in that movie. I will see what I think when I read the book.
Another book I loved was The Alienist by Caleb Carr. It is a book about life in NYC during the mid-19th century. Such an interesting book. I went to a program where Caleb Carr spoke about how the experience of writing a book about the past of NYC was similar to the experience of writing a science “fiction” book about the future. He expressed the opinion that writing about the past was much the same as writing about the future, since one could never really be certain of the past. In fact a writer pretty much makes up, or envisions, the past in the same way that he envisions the future. You research what was or will be possible and write about it. No one can really be certain their vision of the past is accurate. We are only guessing about a lot of things.
I am looking forward to reading all these new books! I have been using a Kindle for a number of years, but it broke. So I have bought these THREE new books as REAL books, not ebooks. Hope I haven’t forgotten how to read real books. LOL! 😀