Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers with Winter Vibes

Today’s Topic: Freebie

Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s topic is a freebie. In looking for inspiration, I didn’t have to look too hard. Top Ten Tuesday recently had a prompt for Books That Give off Autumn Vibes.

As much as I dislike winter, I decided it shouldn’t get short shrift, just because it’s my least favorite season. So, this week I’m featuring books that give me all the winter vibes. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers with Winter Vibes”

November 2019 Quickie Film Reviews

I had a very busy November, which means I didn’t have as much time as I usually do to sit in front of my TV. But what I did get to watch was an eclectic blend of mostly interesting movies and series.  And there was that weekend I binge-watched seven Hallmark Christmas movies with my family, which is not included in this month’s tally.

OCTOBER 2019 BREAKDOWN
  • 26 Films/Series Total
  • 8 New Classics
  • 5 Re-watches
  • 3 TV Series
  • 2 Foreign/International
  • 2 Documentaries
  • 2 Christmas movies
  • 3 Bette Davis and 2 John Gilbert films

Biggest DisappointmentJohn Ford: The Man Who Invented America – My expectations were high and it just wasn’t quite what I anticipated

The Big Parade with John Gilbert

Favorite Discovery Mum, The Big Parade & Instant Family. I couldn’t choose just one so I chose one classic, one contemporary and one series. Continue reading “November 2019 Quickie Film Reviews”

The Happy Holiday Blogathon – My Ten Favorite Christmas Films

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I have always been a Christmas fanatic. Christmas albums comprise my largest collection of music which I listen to year round. I start my countdown in October. I buy beautiful holiday wrapping paper despite my hatred of wrapping gifts. I put my tree up before Thanksgiving. AND I adore Christmas movies, which is why I wanted to share a list of my favorites for this blogathon.

In speaking of this holiday, I must admit, I’m a bit of a traditionalist. No trendy flocked tree for me this year, I’m sticking with my favorite red and gold. I love the aspect of the holiday which celebrates family over busyness, thoughtfulness over commercialism. And I still believe that the real reason for the season is the birth of Jesus. Continue reading “The Happy Holiday Blogathon – My Ten Favorite Christmas Films”

Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads

Today’s Topic: Holiday Reads

Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

I love all things Christmas, so you know this book lover also loves a good holiday story. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites novels and novellas that are set during the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s enough to make this girl wanna curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, turn on the twinkle lights on my tree and settle in with tale as warm and cozy as the blanket I sit under. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads”