What I am reading…

I read A Little Princess when I was a little girl, but all I remember about the story is from watching the 1986 mini-series (which, by the way, is practically word for word from the book). I’m about 75% done and, to be honest, I want to make it last a little longer! Next up is The…

Inferno: Book to Movie

I didn’t really care for Dan Brown’s Inferno, especially compared with his The DaVinci Code (which I love!). The plot was not as thrilling as previous ones have been, despite all the promise of Dante. When I rented the movie version, I was not expecting to be wowed, but wasn’t I expecting it to be a complete…

What I am reading…

I made the mistake of watching Angels and Demons before reading the book, and it ruined the story for me. It was weird, because I did the same thing for The DaVinci Code but didn’t experience the same disappointment. Hmmm… I’m about half way through Inferno and I have to admit that it’s nice to be back in…

Top 10 Beloved Fictional Homes with Personality

Top 10 Beloved Fictional Homes with Personality https://t.co/M6Yb7GHtNn pic.twitter.com/4T15hLZOqq — goodreads (@goodreads) May 21, 2016 I’ve been to most of these (Castle Dracula via Elizabeth Kostova, does that count?) but feel that there are a few missing… Thornfield Hall (Mr. Rochester’s home in Jane Eyre) Pemberley (Mr. Darcy’s home in Pride and Prejudice) Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young…

A Good Author (I’ve never read)

If you know me, then you understand my deep and abiding love for British murder mysteries. I adore Masterpiece Mystery and find myself marathoning series that originally aired on BBC, ITV, or Acorn TV without even thinking about it. So, no one was more surprised than I – an avid reader and huge fan of the…

What I am reading…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses both had to be returned to the library, even though I have not finished them. 😥 So, while I reorder them and wait for their arrival, I decided to head back into Westeros. Not a bad choice, me’thinks! I don’t think I’ll…

What I’m reading…

One of my first crushes was on Jim Craig (character), The Man from Snowy River. And then I realized that although I was watching the movie in the ’90’s, it was actually made in 1982 and Tom Burlinson (actor) was the same age as my mother! 😳 But I got over this and continue to love this…

The Revenant: The Movie

The second I discovered a movie was being made about Hugh Glass based on a novel by Michael Punke, I moved heaven and earth to get a copy. (If moving heaven and earth means that I went to my local library.) Originally skeptical about DiCaprio playing a mountain man, I devoured the novel. Punke’s attention…

A Walk in the Woods: The Movie

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte owe me $3.99 because that is how much I paid to watch their horrible movie. Lovely vistas were lost on me the minute Bryson became a grandpa wandering the woods swapping dirty old man stories with an insanely crusty Katz. Perhaps I would’ve liked it better had I not adored the book,…

In the Heart of the Sea

I was never a big fan of Moby Dick, mostly because I couldn’t get past the hundreds of pages of descriptions of whales and the oceans. But, what a killer intro! To say that I was skeptical about In the Heart of the Sea would be an understatement. I love adventures, I love historical, based-on-true-events adventures even…

Wild

Wild was a fabulous book that I didn’t want to like. The narrator irritated me – her destructive life-path (even whilst on the trail) frustrated me, almost to the point that I quit reading. But then it hit me like a mirror. Everyone’s life is self-destructive in at least one area, who am I to judge…