Books

The Secret Garden Was Not What I Thought

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

I always thought this book was a portal world fantasy. Girl finds secret door goes through into magic other-world garden with fairies.

Boy was I wrong about that!

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Movies

They Really Nailed the Yearning: Emma

Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn in Emma

Emma.

Directed By: Autumn de Wilde

Me at the beginning of Emma: Really? Knightley can’t dress himself and pull his own pants up? Oh dear movie.

Me at the end of Emma: Aw that was so good! I think it’s my favorite Austen adaptation!

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Books

The Over 30 Tag

Elsa from Frozen

Well past it actually. But having put another year under my belt recently I saw this tag on A Book Olive¬†and though it would be fun. And honestly it’s probably been 30 years since I’ve done a tag.

The original tag was created by Ink Not Blood.

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Movies

Little Women: The March Sisters Return

jo march in little women

Little Women

Directed By: Greta Gerwig

I was really excited to check out this latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book about the March sisters. It’s a beloved story and I think if you know and love the story you’ll enjoy the movie (I did.)

The movie is coming with a lot of hype (All Gerwig needs to do is be associated with a movie and it’s over-hyped) and some awards controversy already.

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Books

Once Was Enough Reads

anger

I’ve been having some good luck recently with reading and rereading classics I thought school had killed for me. It’s definitely a streak I hope continues but my friend and I were talking about the not a chance never again books which is just like what it sounds because sometimes once is enough.

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Movies

Wait what about the Movie?

Dracula

Dracula

By: Bram Stoker

Aside from over romanticized modern vampire stories my knowledge of Dracula is mostly based on the 1992 movie. Gary Oldman played Dracula. Winona and Keanu might have gotten married. Watch the movie. It’s great.

I was still a little nervous about finally picking up the novel.

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Movies

It Chapter 2: Thoughts & Spoilers

Pennywise

It Chapter 2

Directed By: Andy Muschietti

Stephen King is well-known for not always sticking the landings as they say. It is probably a big part of that. The film makes fun of that as well teasing writer Bill that no one likes his endings.

Overall I have to say I enjoyed the film. Lots of positives. But I don’t think they stuck the landing and I don’t think that can be put on King either.

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Books

Run Jane Run!

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

By: Jean Rhys

When reading Jane Eyre in the past I never really cared one way or another about Rochester. Taking his story at face value you feel kind of bad for him but me being me he was always more likable in movies when hot charismatic actors are playing him.

But boy reading Wide Sargasso Sea mainly makes me think run Jane, run!

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Movies

Superhero Questions & Aqua-thoughts that Have Been Bugging Me

Mera in Aquaman

So after seeing Captain Marvel, rewatching Aquaman and generally having insomnia right now I made a list of some of the superhero movie thoughts and questions that have been bugging me. Not just why doesn’t Mera take control of Atlantis cause she’s certainly powerful and smarter than Orm…

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Books, Movies, Television

Recommendations for Avoiding the Big Game…

football recs

So I thought I’d do some recommendations for those of us who aren’t watching the Super Bowl but who are stuck where everyone else is- or just recommendations period for a Winter Sunday. Then it sort of turned into a Super Bowl themed tag and includes books, movies, shows.

The whole nine years… which is a football thing right? Or golf? I don’t remember.

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