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Magic Monday ~ Magic TV/Movie Updates


I like Mondays. On Monday, I am refreshed from the weekend and exhilarated by the possibilities of the week ahead. I also like magic. I like its history, its intersection with technology, and its crafty use of human nature. I figured I’d combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead.

While FOX still hasn’t set a premier date, they have released a trailer for Houdini & Doyle.

Historically accurate? Probably not. Fun? Probably so!

Two other interesting magic-related visual media projects:


SleightΒ  – A movie directed my JD Dillard, starring Jacob Latimore as an LA street magician who becomes entangled with drug dealing heavies. It received good notice at Sundance.

Shut Eye – A Hulu original series starring Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) as a former magician now working in LA’s psychic storefront underground. The series was created by Les Boham (Extant).


It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Mrs. HoudiniΒ The Rosie Project

Speaking of Houdini, I finished Glen Hirshberg’s Good Girls last week and started on Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly. At 43% of the way through, I’m still trying to decide how to handle this book. Houdini isn’t my favorite person, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a rather specific view of him.

I also needed something light, so my audio book choice for the week is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It’s more charming than I expected.

It's Monday! What Are You ReadingIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Date!

What Am I Writing?

Finished my “listen” edit of Bounded in a Nutshell, made a final decision on order, and sorted out any attributions. This week, I need to add front and back matter, do the table of contents (I need to figure out a better ToC formatting system for Kindle in general), and work on the cover.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

9 thoughts on “Magic Monday ~ Magic TV/Movie Updates

  1. I’m seeing lots of stuff around about Mrs. Houdini…I admit that I know nothing about him as a person, but I tend to like books that fictionalize a real-life famous person from someone close to them’s perspective (i.e. The Paris Wife about Hemingway).

    1. I go either way with fiction based on history. Either I’m totally okay with the fiction, or I’m completely full of “nope.” So far, Mrs. Houdini hasn’t been the latter.

  2. Magic is always fun. There is a great magic shop in SF. I always enjoyed looking at the display window’s eye candy while waiting to be seated at Park Chow. My dad took the family to see David Copperfield when we were kids. It was terrific.

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