February Rereads!

As many of you know, one of my goals for 2017 is to reread books I’ve enjoyed in the past.

Here are the February rereads ~


“The Poet and the Pauper,” by George MacDonald is two books. “The Baronet’s Song,” is the first book and “The Shepherd’s Castle,” is the second book. The quote is from “The Shepherd’s Castle.”

“As he walked, the scents the wind brought him from the field and gardens and moor seemed sweeter than before, for they were seeking to comfort him.”


“The Mysterious Affair at Styles,” by Agatha Christie is Poirot’s first case.

“For about ten minutes he sat in dead silence, perfectly still, except for several expressive motions of his eyebrows, and all the time his eyes grew steadily greener.”


I love “The Horse and His Boy,” by C.S. Lewis. Every time I read it, I have a big smile on my face at the end of the story. 🙂

“Daughter,” said the Hermit, “I have now lived a hundred and nine winters in this world and have never met any such thing as Luck. There is something about all this that I do not understand: but if ever we need to know it, you may be sure that we shall.”



“Blown Away,” by Clover Tate


In the cozy mystery challenge we can choose a “freebie,” one cozy of our own choice, so I chose “Blown Away,” by Clover Tate. And! I am happy to say, it’s a good cozy mystery. 5*****stars! And it is the first in the series!

Emmy has started her kite business! She lives on the coast of Oregon. She’s an artist and she designs her own kites. Her business is colorful and I want to work for her! 🙂 I loved this cozy mystery. The kite business is fresh for a cozy, unique and I enjoyed reading about kites, color and art. I never thought about it, but there is science in constructing a kite! Fun! But, I digress. Emmy and her dog find a body on the beach when out for a walk. Well, bad turns to worse when her best friend and roommate Avery is arrested for the murder. Emmy is determined to prove her friend is innocent and sets out upon said pursuit.

Emmy is a good character. She’s smart, artistic and she has fortitude and strength in her.

I thought this was a good mystery. It held my attention and I kept talking to Rick about it, trying to process through all the clues to determine the identity of the killer. It was great reading and so much fun. I hope I can get to know Avery better in the second book. Because of her arrest she was depressed and in jail for most of the story, but I did like her and hope to see more of her in future books.

Classic Movie Friday!

Screwball Comedy: What would you do to get your man? The dishes?:

My Man Godfrey ~1936

William Powell

Carole Lombard

Alice Brady

Gail Patrick

Eugene Pallette

Jean Dixon

As my neighbor would say, never in all my born days!

And to think it all started with a scavenger hunt! 🙂 That’s right! 🙂 I do believe this is called, “screwball comedy.” I have seen a few crazy, classic movies and I do mean really crazy . . .

And! My Man Godfrey is now in my list of favorite crazy classics! Irene (Carole Lombard) brings Godfrey (William Powell) home, from the dump, to her rich family as their new butler. Well, crazy quickly turns insane. I loved it. It is hilarious!

Carole Lombard in a Travis Banton gown in My Man Godfrey (1936):

A hearty shoutout to R J Nello for recommending this film to me!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Gather Around

Drum Roll Please!

Announcing the Winner of the Pink Journal!




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Thanks so much to everyone who participated. I enjoyed reading everyone’s answers and I especially liked announcing the winner. I think I’m going to give something away again in the future, but I’ll do it differently. It was fun.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

It’s February 22nd and our final day, for a chance, to win the journal! *applause applause* Just leave a comment below. Answer the following question???

How was your February?

Say as much as you like! If you answer the question, you’ll have a chance to win this amazing journal. Have fun! And! I’ll announce the winner here on my blog, Thursday. 🙂



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I feel good, completely relaxed. We had tea. That’s right, we savored tea, scones, brownies, strawberries, apple pie and little sandwiches. We had a nice time chatting about everything. Bliss. 🙂


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Classic Movie Friday!

Maureen O'Hara and Robert Newton in "Jamaica Inn" 1939.:

~ Jamaica Inn (1939)

Maureen O’Hara

Charles Laughton

Robert Newton

After the death of her mother, Mary (Maureen O’Hara), travels to Cornwall to live with her Aunt Patience (Marie Ney) and Uncle (Leslie Banks). Upon her arrival, she discovers herself in a den of cutthroats and embroiled in the adventure of a lifetime!

This is a good movie and I understand it was Maureen O’Hara’s first movie! It’s also a Hitchcock film. Maureen O’Hara is on an adventure from the start of the film and it doesn’t quit.  As she travels to Cornwall and tells the people she meets she’s going to Jamaica Inn, their reaction to her destination leaves her puzzled. Then upon her arrival it goes from bad to worse.

Joss Merlyn/Leslie Banks, Patience Merlyn/Marie Ney and Mary Yellen/Maureen O'Hara - 'Jamaica Inn' (1939):

How many Hitchcock films have you seen? Have you seen Jamaica Inn? Did you like it?

“The Waves Break Gray,” by Sibella Giorello

OH! MY! WORD! You have got to read this book!!! I just finished reading it!!!


The Raleigh Harmon Series is so GOOD! Read them! Read them in order! Read them! I like a good mystery and the Raleigh Harmon Mysteries are great!  I’m going to try and list them in order, but you can find them on goodreads.

~ The Stones Cry Out

~ The Rivers Run Dry

~ The Clouds Roll Away

~ The Mountains Bow Down

~ The Stars Shine Bright

~ The Waves Break Gray

Young Raleigh Harmon Mysteries

~ Stone and Spark

~ Stone and Snow

~ Stone and Sand


This is one of the few new books I’m reading this year. ENJOY!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

It’s Wednesday, February 15th and another chance to win the journal pictured below! The winner will be announced at the end of February. *Applause Applause* Use the following word in a sentence. I enjoyed all the responses last week. 🙂

numinous (Adj)

Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted – the powerful, personal experience of being overwhelmed and inspired.

Numinous is a great word. I am looking forward to your sentences. 🙂