Little Women 2018

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Little Women (2018)

Sarah Davenport   Melanie Stone   Allie Jennings   Elise Jones   Lea Thompson

Luca Grabreel   Ian Bohen   Stuart Edge   Bart Johnson

Hello Peoples! I am a popsicle! After church, Rick dropped me off at the bakery, where I savored a hot chocolate and read a book. I tried to walk home, but the wind chill is so frigid! Brrr. I sent Rick a text and he gave me a ride home.  🙂

I love the story, Little Women! And! I’ve always enjoyed the films. So, my friend, L, and I decided to see the new film, Little Women. I wanted to see the movie because I was curious. They put our favorite sisters in a contemporary setting and I decided to drive on over to the theater and take a gander. I should confess, I have mixed feelings about the new film. Once I settled in and got use to the new surroundings in the film, I was ok. It’s very much the same, only different!  🙂  I thought Meg (Melanie Stone) was done wrong! The actress was fine. I just didn’t feel like this was our Meg, the Meg we know and love. I don’t want to create any spoilers, but Meg wasn’t a drinker. The party she went to was to wild and the alcohol??? Really???

Jo (Sarah Davenport) was Jo! I loved the actress. She was very animated! I loved her style, especially the red shoes. The relationship she had with Beth (Allie Jennings) was precious.

Beth was every bit as sweet, lovely and selfless as I would expect her to be. I thought she was the one sister who understood Jo and could reach her.

Of course, there are two Amy’s in the story. And I’ve never cared for Amy. I’ve always thought she was spoiled and selfish. And, I felt this was true in this new film. We don’t see her falling through the ice in this movie. Amy does have an accident, but not on the ice.

The film moves back and forth from the past to the present. However, once again we have all the love, comradery and support we know and love from the four sisters. The men and Marmee are secondary. This film is about the sisters. As I reflect on the movie, I do have a warm feeling about it, but at the same time, I felt there was something missing. It dragged some and I found myself wanting it to hurry up just a little. I don’t want to discourage anyone from seeing the film. It just wasn’t my favorite, but I am glad I saw it.

Much love ~

Kathy

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Classic Movie Friday!

Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper in "For Whom The Bell Tolls".

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Gary Cooper   Ingrid Bergman   Katina Paxinou

Robert Jordan (Gary Cooper) is given the task of blowing up a bridge in the mountains of Spain with the assistance of resistance fighters. They live in a cave and agree to help him with his task. There he meets Maria (Ingrid Bergman) and the two fall in love. There was a considerable amount of tension between the resistance fighters, however, this is a stressful situation and no one really knew who could be trusted.

Pilar (Katina Paxinou) is married to the leader of the resistance fighters, and she is one tough woman. She can cook a hearty breakfast on an open fire and shoot you with a machine gun while she’s dishing up the food!!! She’s not shy. She speaks her mind.

This film is a good description of how the United States sent individuals to help the resistance during the war and they’re dedication to the task was at all costs. Resistance fighters gave their lives to save others. I would call this story a successful tragedy.

Has anyone read the book???

Enjoy!

Ramblings And What Not ~

Hello Peoples! Our dining room floor is finished!!! YAY! As many of you know, Rick and I ripped up the old carpeting in our dining room. There was a small area where it meets the kitchen, well, we prepped that area for carpeting also. I felt like I was uncovering layers on an archeological site. First, there were the hardwood floors, then a layer of sticky substance, next a layer of tile, then came linoleum, a subfloor then two more layers of linoleum!!! We live in a historic home so these floors could easily go back to the 1950’s!!! We got the job done. We do have hardwood floors in the dining room, however, they have been painted, so we would have needed to strip the paint. We can do that. Rick and I have refinished hardwood floors in the past. However, this time we decided to carpet. I have an injury in my foot and the injury didn’t like the hardwood floors at all! So, we carpeted. I’m sitting on the new carpeting, next to the fireplace right now. So nice. Mmmm. We chose PLUSH carpeting and padding because of my poor, pathetic foot. We are very happy with our selection.  🙂  I did take before and after photos, but they are on my phone and I’m not good at downloading photos from my phone to my blog. Confusticated!  🙂

Quite often lately I have the feeling I don't know what's going on...

Favorite Word ~

lackadaisical

The weather warmed up and I have been out and about. That’s right! I walk! I walk here. I walk there. And! I walk over there! The bakery has been warm and cozy and the hot chocolate has been steamy!

Stay warm!

Much love ~

Kathy

 

A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander

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Well! No one wants to be faced with this situation!  Lady Emily and Colin have been married approximately eight (8) years. They are in Greece with their long time friend Jeremy and Lady Emily’s American friend Margaret. Lady Emily loves all things Greek and is completely enjoying herself among the ruins, absorbing every detail of her time in the ancient ruins and relics. Quite unexpectedly, Lady Emily is soon face to face with her deceased husband, Lord Phillip Ashton! That’s right, Philip has returned from the grave claiming he was never dead, but seriously ill. Is he really Philip Ashton or is he a clever and convincing imposter??? Not only are Lady Emily and her current husband facing a difficult situation with Philip returning from the grave, but he claims he is being hunted by an illegal antiques trader, who believes Philip is in possession of a rare and valuable antique.

I’ve been reading this series in order, however, when I read the blurb on the back cover of this book, I didn’t want to wait. What an intriguing story!!! I loved it. Lady Emily is a strong protagonist. Again and again she is faced with difficult situations and again and again she proves she is up for the challenge. Emily’s friend Margaret isn’t a wimp and assists her friend in whatever way she can, although, she feels left out of the adventure at times. In this story, Jeremy is recovering from heartbreak. His engagement is ended. He was to marry an American, but that’s over. So, the four, Colin, Emily, Jeremy and Margaret,  must uncover the truth of the mysterious husband returning from the dead and the antiques trader who is seeking Philip Ashton’s life.

5 ***** stars!

Blogger Recognition Award!!!

Good morning Peoples! A few days ago Gail at ~

http://www.gaillovesgod.blog

nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! A really BIG THANK-YOU GAIL!!! If you haven’t met Gail, hop on you’re Vespa and scoot on over and meet her.  🙂

The Rules ~

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
  • Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and leave a link to your post.

It has been almost five years since I started my blog. If memory serves me, I started as a winter blog. I live in the north and it gets mighty cold up here. We have wind chills below zero and on those days I stay home in front of the fire. So, I decided, while I was relaxing in front of the fire, I would start a winter blog. I read MANY books, so I started blogging about the books I read. I also wanted to have fun and connect with other bloggers!  🙂  

The first piece of advice to new bloggers ~ don’t give up! It might take awhile to connect with other bloggers and have some followers, but it will happen!

The second piece of advice ~ it’s your blog. Do what you want to do or feel you should do! I wouldn’t recommend doing what everyone else is doing. Be yourself!  🙂  

This is the tough one! I need to select 15 or more bloggers for this award. I select all of you!  🙂  Here are the 15!

Cozynookbks

mackmarie.wordpress

themomfred

alwaysbooking

maddysdigitaldiary

bettylouise31

The Project: Me by Judy

stephsfictionandfamilylove

joyofreadingweb

susandyer1962

apudiem.wordpress

fictionophile

faithfullybookish

Tari Hann

RobbyeFaye

I think I have every thing I need. Have a great day and many blessings to you.

Much love ~

Kathy

 

Fall Time, Cozy Time Book Tag

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photo credit ~ unsplash

Hello Peoples! It snowed yesterday! It was a very pretty snow too. There wasn’t any wind, so the snowflakes were magical and came straight down. It is cold! Brrr. Nice time to wrap up in your favorite blanket with a steamy, hot drink and enjoy a good book.

Rissi has a cozy autumn tag, at her blog. I though I would join in the fun. Wrap up in a warm, wooly sweater and visit Rissi. She did a “booktube talk,” but I won’t do that. You can read mine.  🙂  If you haven’t met Rissi, you need to. You can find Rissi at ~

http://www.rissiwrites.com

Questions ~

1.) Crunching leaves: “The world is full of color ~ choose a book that has reds/oranges/yellows on the cover.”

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The Sunflower Girl by Rosanna Chiofalo

2.) Cozy Sweater: “It’s finally cool enough to don warm, cozy clothing: what book gives you the warm fuzzies?”

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The VanDerBeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

3.) Fall Storm: “The wind is howling and the rain is pounding – choose your favorite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.”

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A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano

4.) Cool Crisp Air: “What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?”

Georgie Henley in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

5.) Hot Apple Cider: “What under hyped book do you want to see become the next, biggest, hottest thing?”

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I don’t know if it’s under hyped, but, I would like to see The Raleigh Harmon Mystery Series by Sibella Giorello become a successful television series each week, or, a movie!!!

6.) Coat, Scarves, and Mittens: “The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up – What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?”

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The Kissing Bandit by Margaret Brownly 

7.) Pumpkin Spice: “What’s your favorite Fall time comfort food(s)?”

mac & cheese!!!

Enjoy!!! Please tell me if you joined this tag! A BIG thanks to Rissi for a fun tag!!!

Classic Movie Friday!

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - Starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford Dir. Robert Aldrich

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Joan Crawford   Bette Davis  Maidie Norman   Victor Buono

Baby Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) was a child star. She entertained many with her singing and dancing. Now, many years later, she lives with her sister Blanche Hudson (Joan Crawford). Through the years Baby Jane became less and less of a star and her sister became the star. Blanche as an adult is now confined to a wheelchair. Not good. As time passes, Jane becomes more and more in control of her sister. Baby Jane gradually looses her mind and the agony she inflicts upon Blanche is horrible. Baby Jane is clearly crazy! The torment becomes worse. Blanche is held prisoner on the second floor of their home. Jane doesn’t feed Blanche, she rips the phone out of the wall, on the second floor, so Blanche has no contact with the outside world and the misery doesn’t end. A tragic story!

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were amazing. This was the first time I had seen Joan Crawford in a film. This is the ultimate sibling rivalry. I’m a little speechless. When I finished watching the film, all I could do was shake my head.  There’s even a creepy doll in the movie!!!

This isn’t my favorite film with Bette Davis, but she gives a great performance.

Enjoy!