Classic Movie Friday!

William Powell and Marsha Hunt, Take One False Step (1949)

Take One False Step (1949)

William Powell   Marsha Hunt   Shelley Winters   Dorothy Hart

James Gleason   Sheldon Leonard

Professor Andrew Gentling (William Powell) is in Los Angeles with colleagues to found a new college. Surprisingly he runs into an old girlfriend, Catherine Sykes (Shelley Winters). Catherine convinces Andrew to come to her house for a party, reluctantly he agrees. The next day, Catherine is missing, presumed dead and Andrew appears to be the primary suspect. Martha Weir (Marsha Hunt), a friend of Catherine’s and Andrew’s tries to help Andrew solve the case before the police can find him. It does not go well, but Andrew never stops trying to solve the case and prove his innocence. Andrew’s wife, Helen (Dorothy Hart) travels to join her husband and discovers from Martha that Andrew is in trouble. So, the two women work together to try to locate Andrew and help him. All the while the police are on his tail.

This was a good film noir. It wasn’t my favorite, but it’s good with twists, turns, misdirection’s and surprises in it. I liked it. Very surprised at the end.  🙂



A Tolkien Blog Party/Blog Tag

Hello Peoples! I wasn’t tagged for this Tolkien Blog Party/Blog tag. I discovered it at ~

Hop, skip or jump on your Vespa and hurry on over and meet Abigail, visit her blog!  🙂

20 Signs That You Are Probably A Hobbit

Even though, I’ll be late for dinner, let’s get going!!!  🙂

Would you rather ~

1.) Join Thorin’s Company or the Fellowship?

I would join The Fellowship. I love Bilbo and the Dwarves, but I’m still going with the Fellowship. I’d like to have the chance to meet Tom Bombadil and his wife and share some experiences the Fellowship had.

2.) Ride Shadowfax or an eagle?

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I love to fly! So, I would definitely fly with an eagle. I’m a little scared of horses.

3.) Travel through Moria or Mirkwood?

Noooooooooo! Oh my word. I think I’ll choose going around!  🙂

4.) Learn to make Elvish rope or mithril chainmail?

Mmmm. Thinking. I guess chainmail, although, both have their purposes.

5.) Try to outwit Smaug or Saruman?

This blog is a no dragon zone, so I’d try to outwit Saruman.

6.) Spend an hour with Grima Wormtongue or Denethor?

Eeeeuuuuu! Neither. Maybe Denethor. I’d just let him babble on and I’d remain quiet.  🙂

7.) Attend Faramir’s wedding or Samwise’s wedding?

I love Faramir and Eowyn. They’re one of my favorite fictional couples. I would go to their wedding!

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8.) Have to care for the one ring or the Arkenstone for a day?

The Arkenstone.

9.) Have tea with Bilbo or Frodo?

Either one is fine. If I choose Bilbo, Frodo might be there and if I choose Frodo, Bilbo might be there.  🙂

10.) Fight alongside Boromir or Eomer?


And there you have it! I tag everyone who is reading this. Have fun!

Much love ~


Giveaway ~ The Bodies In the Library by Marty Wingate


Hello Peoples! Berkley Prime Crime is giving away one copy of The Bodies in the Library by Marty Wingate. This cozy is A First Edition Library Mystery.

If you would like a chance to win this book, just leave a comment below, informing me you would like to be entered in the drawing. The winner will be announced on this blog, along with my review, Sunday, October 6, 2019.

This giveaway is for U.S.A. only. You must have a valid U.S.A. address to win.

Happy Reading!

30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 30

Hello Peoples! I hope you had a good weekend. It was chilly on Saturday and rainy on Sunday, but it was great for walking. I might start a fire in our firepit this morning.  🙂

This is day 30 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge! Let’s do a happy dance! I had fun with the challenge. There were a few days when I thought I wouldn’t have a topic to write about, but most days, I was fine. I might do a writing challenge again in 2020!!!

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I have the best blogging friends! A BIG thank-you to all of you who read my 30 Day Writing Challenge during September. You are all awesome!

Your favorites at the cottage in September ~

September 18, 2019 ~ 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 18, “What would make your most detestable household chore more enjoyable or easier?” 

September 19, 2019 ~Giveaway ~ A Killer Carol by Laura Bradford

September 26, 2019 ~ 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 26, Rick and I went out to dinner at an Italian restaurant.

My Favorite Reads in September ~

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Vow of Justice by Lynette Eason

The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery #1)

The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

The Wind off the Small Isles and The Lost One

The Wind off the Small Isles and The Lost One by Mary Stewart

This book has two short stories in it. I especially liked The Lost One.

Much love ~


30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 29

Hello Peoples! I just watched Justice League with Rick. I’m not much of a Superhero person, I watch their first movies. I’ve watched the first Wonder Woman, the first Avengers, the first Captain America. I’ve seen Aquaman and the first Ant Man, however, I rarely watch any superhero film beyond the first one. I like Wonder Woman, Ant Man and the Flash. I do have one question, yes, something does plague my mind on occasion.  🙂  At the end of the film, Justice League, who wins the race between the Flash and Superman??? If Superman wins, the Flash will buy everyone brunch. If the Flash wins, he can tell everyone he won. That would be amazing to beat Superman in a race!!!

I would like to know, who do you think won the race??? Or is the winner revealed in a movie I haven’t seen???

Much love ~


30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 28

Hello Peoples!  According to the internet, September 26, 2019 was National Pancake Day! I was surprised and disappointed at the same time. I didn’t know it was National Pancake Day. I don’t think I knew we celebrated a pancake day! I was disappointed I missed it.  So, I ate a pancake on the 27th!  🙂  Now is the time, grab whatever you put on top of your pancake, syrup, butter, fruit, etc., heat up the griddle and make yourself a pancake or two or three and ENJOY! 

Happy National Pancake Day!  🙂  

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Much love ~


20 Questions Book Tag ~ 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 27

Hello Peoples!

You might ask ~ “Kathy, another book tag??? Why another book tag??? Why? Why? Why?”

I might answer ~ “I have no idea!”  🙂

I found this book tag at Penny’s blog. You can meet her and find this amazing tag at the link below!  🙂

1.) How many books are too many in a series?

I personally prefer stand alone books, however, I think three or four in a series is plenty.  🙂

2.)  How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I like cliffhangers! I’m all about cliffhangers! I’m very pro cliffhangers!

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3.) Hardcover or paperback.

Hardcover at home, paperback when I travel!

4.) Favorite book?

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart.

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart (1964)

Corfu, the ocean, dolphins, mystery, suspense, romance!!! It has it all!!!

5.) Least favorite book?

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton!


Oh my word! I almost didn’t finish it! A friend encouraged me to read on.

6.) Love Triangles, yes or no?


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7.) The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

I can’t remember the name of the book, or the author, but, I didn’t finish it. It was terrible.

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8.)  A book you are currently reading?

Yes! I’m reading Vow of Justice by Lynette Eason.

9.) Last book you recommended to someone?

Georgette Heyer’s books! I loan books by Georgette Heyer to a friend of mine on a regular basis.  🙂

The last one I loaned her was, Devil’s Cub.

10.)  Oldest book you’ve ever read (publication date)?

The Bible

11.)  Newest book you’ve ever read?

Probably A Killer Carol by Laura Bradford (2019).

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12.)  Favorite author?

Agatha Christie, C.S. Lewis, Mary Stewart, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jan Karon and more!

13.)  Buying books or burrowing them?

Buying books! Buying, always buying!!!

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14.)  A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

15.)  Bookmarks or dogears?

Without a doubt ~ bookmarks. I’ve used napkins, money, scraps of paper, dry straws and anything that is available if I don’t have a bookmark.

16.)  A book you can always read?

The Bible, The Mitford Series, The Chronicles of Narnia, This Rough Magic.

17.)  Can you read while hearing music?

If there are voices singing in the music, no, I cannot. If it’s an instrumental, yes, I can.

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18.)  One POV or multiple POV’s?

Say what???

19.)  Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

It depends on the book. I have read mystery/suspense in a day. Other books it can take a few days to read.

20.)  Who do you tag???

Everyone who is reading this!  🙂

Now it’s your turn!!! Don’t be shy!!!

Much love ~