April Rereads! :)

Howdy! It’s that time again. Time to wrap it up. April is behind us and May is before us. Here are my rereads for April! 🙂

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“Anne of Green Gables,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Vol 1, 2 and 5!

I love this series! I’ve read them all multiple times. I love all the characters but I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Diana Barry and Matthew Cuthbert.

“This is my little girl Diana,” said Mrs. Barry. “Diana, you might take Anne out into the garden and show her your flowers. It will be better for you than straining your eyes over that book. She reads entirely too much —-” this to Marilla as the little girls went out —- “and I can’t prevent her, for her father aids and abets her.” ~Anne of Green Gables

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I love this author! I haven’t read all her books, but I have read several. I think I’ve listed my favorites in the past, but here they are again in no particular order. “Airs Above the Ground,” “This Rough Magic,” “Wildfire at Midnight,” and “Thunder on the Right.”

“The sun was still brilliant in the blue heaven. Yesterday, under the heavy grey sky, it had been easy to see the mountainside as the background to tragedy, but today, with the sunlight tracing its gold-foil arabesques on the young bracken, and drawing the hot coconut smell from the gorse, Blaven was no longer the sinister mountain that it had been yesterday.” ~ Wildfire at Midnight

Happy Reading!

Classic Movie Friday!

North By Northwest (1959)

Cary Grant

Eva Marie Saint

James Mason

This is a Hitchcock movie!

Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is abducted! The kidnappers think he is a government agent. He tries to tell them he’s an advertising executive, but they just don’t believe him. He manages to escape. He’s framed for murder and he’s on the run. He successfully evades the police and spies by boarding a train. While on the train a blonde woman (Eva Marie Saint) befriends him, but who exactly is she and is she friend or foe??? All the while, Roger Thornhill tries to unravel this incredible mystery he finds himself in.

This is an excellent movie! I really liked it. If you enjoy espionage, this could be the movie you’re searching for. 🙂 My husband told me, North By Northwest, is his favorite Hitchcock film! It is definitely on my top ten list. I love Hitchcock movies, so most of his movies are on my top ten list, I just don’t know where to place them on my list!!! I really need to create another list just for Hitchcock films. I think I created such a list in the past, however, that list has changed.

Have you seen North by Northwest???

North by Northwest with Cary Grant:

Waiting On Wednesday ~

Can’t wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released. This is hosted by Breaking The Spine.

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The Legacy, is the third book in the series Secrets of the Shetlands, by Michael Phillips. I read the first two books in the series, The Inheritance and The Cottage. I liked both of them, especially The Cottage, so I am eagerly awaiting this third book. According to goodreads, the expected publication is in July. YAY!

“Loni Ford’s unexpected inheritance of substantial real estate – – not to mention a title – – in the Shetland Islands has caused more than a stir in the quiet fishing hamlet of Whale’s Reef. How is life ever to be the same with an outsider – – and a woman, at that – – playing such a pivotal role in the life of this conservative community? But it isn’t just the locals who have deep misgivings about the current situation. Loni herself never imagined this in her wildest dreams.” ~goodreads

Happy Reading!

My Favorite Place ~

Good Day! 🙂 We live in a moderately size city and in our humble town, we have what is called, The Outdoor Campus. It’s my favorite place in the city. It’s really for children, but since I am a child at heart, I love it and I go there whenever I can.

There are archery lessons for children.

Canoeing lessons. Yes, they do have a small lake or pond. It has fish and turtles and ducks.  I love it there.

They have a garden with healthy plants and flowers

There is a hiking trail. We have seen deer from the trail.

We went to the Outdoor Campus yesterday after church and strolled around. I’m going to share photos, but the photos are from last year.  I’ll take more photos in a couple of weeks. Enjoy!

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This is the amazing garden. Everything is hands on for children.

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I love butterflies!

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It’s beautiful here. I love it.

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Tulips!

My neighbor is a wonderful gardener. She has the most beautiful flowers ~ such a variety ~ purple, red, white, yellow ~ vibrant with color year after year. Well! Just a few minutes ago, she gave me a bouquet of red tulips fresh from her garden! I am so excited. I thanked her again and again! 🙂

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My Awesome Photography!

Classic Movie Friday!

It Happened One Night.  Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert.  My very favorite old movie.  CLASSIC.  Hilarious.:

It Happened One Night (1934)

Clark Gable

Claudette Colbert

Ellie, a feisty, spoiled rich girl (Claudette Colbert) is newly married to Wesley King(Jameson Thomas). Well, Ellie’s dad (Walter Connolly) snatches said daughter and takes her to his yacht to protect her from the new groom.  Daughter manages to escape and meets Peter (Clark Gable) a reporter. And of course, reporters normally want a story. Ellie wants to travel to New York to meet up with the groom, but doesn’t seem able to take care of herself. So, Peter decides to travel with her. Daddy is rich and has a long arm! Ellie and Peter have quite the adventure together. 🙂

Grouch grouch grouch! Peter (Clark Gable) is a grouch! LOL! I really like Clark Gable and I do like him in this movie, but he’s still a grouch. I walked around in a swoony cloud the first time I saw, Gone With The Wind. haha. But, I digress 🙂

Love is in the air! 🙂

It’s a fun movie. I enjoyed the music and singing on the bus ride and I loved the bride fleeing in her wedding gown. If you haven’t seen this movie, you’re probably wondering, why would a bride flee in her wedding gown??? Good movie! 🙂

Have you seen It Happened One Night???

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

 

“An Incomplete Revenge,” by Jacqueline Winspear.

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An Incomplete Revenge is an audio book I listened to ~ Maisie Dobbs number 5.

James Compton, the son of Lady Compton asks Maisie to investigate certain disturbing activities which are occurring on some land he wishes to purchase, including a brick factory. There are some fires and thefts etc. which are causing some concern. She travels to Kent during the “hop-picking” season and soon discovers something is not quite right in the community. It seems to all point back to a Zeppelin raid upon the village during WWI.

I thought this mystery was much more mellow than the previous mysteries. There was also a considerable amount of tragedy, loss, sadness, and grief throughout the book. I thought more so than in the previous stories. Maisie perseveres and solves the puzzling mystery ~ I thought it was a mystery with several facets.

I liked the gypsies. I thought they were a nice addition to the story. And it’s always nice to visit with Frankie Dobbs, even if the visit is brief.

I know I’ve said this before, but I do like Maisie. I think she’s interesting. She has a difficult past, to say the least. I would like to see her smile more often. She needs a few friends, other than Priscilla. I love Priscilla and her brood. What a funny family! Maisie needs to get out and have some fun occasionally!

I gave this book 4**** stars on goodreads! Happy Reading!