Tuesday Teaser! #TuesdayBookBlog!

Tuesday teaser is a weekly meme.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following ~

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~ย make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and author too: so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers.

Without further ado ~

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“A Note Yet Unsung,” by Tamera Alexander,ย is the second book I have read by this author.ย  I don’t remember reading any reviews or descriptions about this book, so I really don’t know why I decided to read it, but I’m glad I did. It’s a beautiful story ~ I loved it. 5***** stars on goodreads.

“Tears ran down her cheeks and onto the violin, and while she felt protective of the instrument and didn’t wish to harm the finish, an almost tangible presence told her not to worry, that her tears would merely blend with those already shed upon the instrument through the years, and that the music would somehow be all the sweeter for it.”

Happy Reading!

 

 

Classic Movie Friday!

Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable - Gone with the Wind (Fleming, 1939)

Gone With The Wind (1939)

Vivian Leigh

Clark Gable

Olivia de Havilland

Hattie McDaniel

and a whole lot more!!!

I don’t really know where to begin with this film. Rick and I watched it late yesterday. I found it and bought at a used bookstore we visited this week for a couple of bucks.

In my opinion, Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) is spoiled and immature. I really didn’t like Scarlett. However, when war arrives on her doorstep, she reveals an amazing strength that sees herself and others through those dark times. No one ever broke her spirit! When she was down, she was able to rally herself and stand to her feet again. She was an amazing character.

She meets Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) at a party at Twelve Oaks. And so it begins . . .

I loved the costumes Rhett Butler wore! The costume designer really dressed him to the nines!!! I think that’s an expression ~ dressed to the nines. Mmm. Oh yes, here he is with Scarlett and their daughter ~ enjoying a leisurely stroll. Rhett looks great! Scarlett almost looks like a zebra. haha. I would not wear her outfit. *ahem*

Taking Baby Bonnie out for a stroll

Anyway, Scarlett seemed to look like she was wearing drapes most of the time, oh wait, she was wearing drapes!!! *ahem* As you might have guessed, I don’t care for the women’s fashions at this time period. *gasp* And the hoops under those dresses. I don’t want to get started on hoops!!! The costume designer and wardrobe people did a wonderful job though! They really did.ย  I just really don’t like the fashions for women at this time.

Gone with the Wind. - Belle Watling

I thought Belle Watling was an interesting character. I felt sorry for her. She was living a life no one should live, but she was a survivor. I thought she was a hurting woman, but I also liked her. Melanie (Olivia de Havilland) was the only person in the film who respected her and treated her kindly.

The movie viewer will get a great look into the pre-Civil war, Civil war, and post Civil war time.

It is a very good movie. I like it more each time I watch it and I have seen it more than once. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you watch it. It is lengthy. It has an intermission. So, be prepared. Make popcorn! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you read the book? I’ve never read the book. I’d like your thoughts on the book and the book to movie adaptation. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

The Nikki Boyd Files #3

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Pursued by Lisa Harris

I’ve read all three books in the Nikki Boyd Series and I’ve liked all of them. In Pursued, Nikki is flying into Nashville, when her and Erika, the woman sitting next to Nikki on the flight, strike up a conversation. The flight they are on crash lands and Nikki soon discovers Erika is missing and no one admits Erika was ever on the flight.

Strange until the FBI approaches Nikki and informs her Erika was traveling to Nashville with an air marshal to testify in a grand jury trial. They ask her assistance in finding the missing Erika. Nikki and her team are soon investigating the disappearance of the missing woman.

I had a difficult time putting this book down. It moves at a great pace. It’s one traumatic experience after another for Nikki. She doesn’t give up. Nothing stops her. While I was reading it I was trying to solve this missing person mystery trying to think of every possible scenario. Nikki has a supportive team and they work well together. Tyler left the country for three months in the last book, but he has returned in this story.

I enjoy face-paced, sit on the edge of your seat mysteries and so I like the Nikki Boyd Files. I don’t remember any profanity and there isn’t any sex.ย  5***** stars on goodreads.

The Nikki Boyd Files ~

Vendetta

Missing

Pursued

 

Tuesday Teaser! TuesdayBookBlog!

Tuesday teaser is a weekly meme.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following ~

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~ย make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too: so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers.

Without further ado ~

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“Home on the Range,” by Ruth Logan Herne is the second book in her series, “Double S Ranch.” It’s also the second book I’ve read by this author.

“Cool gray-green eyes appraised him from beneath a hooded cloak, Celtic friendly, except they weren’t in the lush green hills of Ireland. They were in the forestland of central Washington, and the thin spring leaves did little to protect him from today’s chill drizzle. Which made her hooded wrap more sensible than his bare head.”

Happy Reading!

 

 

Classic Movie Friday!

Happy Friday!ย  As many of you know, I really like Hitchcock films! So, this week onย Classic Movie Friday,ย I decided to list my five favorite Hitchcock films!!!!!! I know you’ve been waiting for this day with bated breath! ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t listed these in any particular order. And! I haven’t watched all Hitchcock films, so this list is subject to change at some future date. Drum Roll Please . . .

Dial M for Murder - Death by Scissors scene

 

Dial M for Murder ~ 1954

Grace Kelly

Ray Milland

Robert Cummings

North by Northwest. One of my all time favorite movies!

North by Northwest ~1959

Cary Grant

Eva Marie Saint

"Rebecca" - "Last night I dreamed I was at Manderley again"

Rebecca ~1940

Laurence Olivier

Joan Fontaine

Strangers on a Train (1951) Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Walker,

Strangers On A Train ~ 1951

Farley Granger

Ruth Roman

Robert Walker

The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

The Lady Vanishes ~1938

Margaret Lockwood

Michael Redgrave

May Whitty

Do you like Hitchcock films? What are your favorites? Have you see the five I listed? What did you think? ENJOY!

 

“An Act of Murder,” by Mary Angela Cozy Mystery Challenge

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A Professor Prather Mystery

This was a good mystery! I really enjoyed it. You might ask, did you solve the mystery? Nope, I didn’t solve it. Thank-you for asking! ๐Ÿ™‚

Professor Emmeline Prather and her sidekick and colleague Lenny, work together to solve this puzzling mystery when one of Emmeline’s students is discovered dead while working on the autumn musical. The author transports the reader to a college campus in Copper Bluff, South Dakota where there is a murderer loose on the college grounds. Emmeline is a good sleuth and she doesn’t give up. She is determined to find the killer. Her and Lenny have a fun relationship. He’s always available when she asks him for help and they have some light-hearted bantering that is thoroughly enjoyable. Add a generous dollop of college life and the chilly wind of the prairie and it’s the setting for a good mystery. There is some profanity in the story. 5***** stars on goodreads. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.