Classic Movie Friday!

Letter of Introduction (1938)

Adolphe Menjou

Andrea Leeds

George Murphy

Edgar Bergen

Charlie McCarthy

This was the first time I’d ever watched a movie with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy!  Mr. Bergen certainly got away with a lot, speaking through Charlie! haha

Katherine Martin (Andrea Leeds) is determined to meet John Mannering (Adolphe Menjou), a famous aging actor. She has a letter of introduction for him and refuses to reveal the contents of the letter to anyone but Mr. Mannering. Once she meets the famous Mannering, after some discussion, they agree to keep the contents of the letter a secret. So begins a nice relationship between Katherine and Mr. Mannering, however, their newfound friendship causes some problems with friends and the press.

I think all the actors and actresses in this movie were new to me.

Even though the contents of the letter remain a secret, I knew right away what was in the letter.

There was one scene in the movie when Edgar Bergen, threw his voice, so to speak. It appeared a horse was talking. It was comical, to say the least. It was a good movie, not my favorite, but good.

Have you seen “Letter of Introduction?” What did you think?


Letter of Introduction with Rita Johnson c.1938

“Missing,” by Lisa Harris


“Missing,” by Lisa Harris is the second book in the Nikki Boyd Files. 

Nikki Boyd is a little puzzled when she discovers she has been called in on a double homicide, but soon learns a husband and wife are missing. Nikki is very dedicated to finding missing people and is immediately on the case.

This is a very good, fast-paced mystery. It kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting to read ahead and quickly to discover what was going on!!!

This book has great characters ~ Nikki, Tyler, Jack and Gwen. They work well together, support one another and don’t quite until the job is done!

Lisa Harris has become one of my favorite authors! I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. 🙂

5***** stars on goodreads!!!

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.


“Julia Bentley spent her fortieth birthday doing what she always does, baking treats for the customers in her Cotswold bakery and taking care of her elderly father.” ~goodreads

Savoring the Seasons, by Traci Borum is the fourth book in the Chilton Crosse Series. I’ve enjoyed all of them and I’m looking forward to this next book.

According to goodreads, the expected publication date is August 2017! YAY!

Happy Reading!

Real Neat Blog Award!


Hello everyone! Stephanie at has nominated me for the ~

 Real Neat Blog Award! YAY! 

THANK-YOU STEPHANIE!!! 🙂 She has a real neat blog. Go take a gander!

This award is designed for people who have a “real neat blog!”

Those participating should ~

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  • Let them know you nominated them (by connecting on their blog, etc.)
  • Ask your nominees 7 questions.

Here are Stephanie’s amazing questions and my awesome answers!!! 🙂

1.) What movie adaptation of a book do you like the most and why?

Answer: I don’t really watch many current movies, I watch the classics. I am looking forward to “Murder On the Orient Express,” which we should be seeing at the theaters in November. And! I’m also looking forward to “The Mountain Between Us.” I think that will be in the theaters in October. So, after all that I’m going to select a classic movie. Rebecca!!! It’s a Hitchcock movie, of course, and although it’s not perfect, he did do an admirable job of remaining faithful to the book.

2.) What is the top thing on your bucket list?

Answer: I would love to go to Alaska for a month! The wilderness! The adventure! Amazing!

3.) Who is your favorite author and why?

Answer: C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Mary Stewart, Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sibella Giorello, Linda Hall. I enjoy the Brontes. Goodness. Did I forget anyone??? And you ask Why??? The mystery/suspense authors give me something to think about and process through. I love taking notes, trying to solve the mystery. I should create a large map like Maisie Dobbs does when she’s investigating!!! I love creeping through a dark house with only a candle to light my way. I like stormy nights and someone coming up behind you and putting their hand over your mouth. Good stuff!!! C.S. Lewis wrote, “The Chronicles of Narnia.”  I love the adventure and the fantasy. I love stepping through the wardrobe and sailing on the Dawn Treader!!! George MacDonald has it all ~ mystery, romance, creepy and there’s plenty to think about and process through.

4.) If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with your extra time?

That’s a good question and I’ve never been asked that question before. I don’t think I’d read because I read plenty of books during the daytime. I might get a telescope and gaze at the stars and the planets.

5.) What was your first blog post about? Make sure to add the link!

I think I just introduced myself and rattled *ahem* on about what my blog was going to be about. Oh please don’t ask me to add the link. I am so link challenged. 🙂

6.) What book have you read the most (that you can think of) or book that makes you the happiest to read?

Without a doubt, The Bible.

7.) Is there anything you would like to change about your blog? If so, what?

Yes. I would like to be more creative and have activities and giveaways. I have some difficulty thinking of creative activities to do.

Now for the nominees ~ This is the hard part. Everyone’s blog is so great!

Books Vertigo and Tea


The Comfortable Coop

Here are the 7 questions for my nominees ~

1.) What is your favorite genre?

2.) If you could spend one day with a fictional character, who would that character be?

3.) If you could spend your summer vacation in a fictional land, where would you go for the summer?

4.) What is the thickest/biggest/most ginormous book you’ve ever read?

5.) Do you enjoy contemporary westerns or westerns set in the old west? If you don’t care for westerns, why don’t you like them?

6.) What female fictional character are you most like?

7.) Do you enjoy children’s chapter books?

Have fun!




Renaissance Festival!

Greetings. The Renaissance Festival is in town for a few days, so Rick and I went. We had such a good time. It was hot, but it was so windy, it didn’t seem hot to me. Rick ate one of the turkey legs they are famous for in our area and I had a good veggie wrap. We watched the jousting, that’s Rick’s favorite. This year, the man who announced the jousting was great. He spoke to the crowd as if he was actually in that period of time. Marcus Desmond versus Jacob!!! There was a considerable amount of cheering, clapping and stomping during the event. Marcus Desmond won!!! The Queen and her court were at the event and the spectators roared “God Save the Queen,” more than once!!!

This first lady I want to introduce to you is Mistress Kathleen aka Kathleen Johnson. As you can see from the photo, she plays the Dulcimer. I talked to her for a few minutes and she was lovely. She has a British accent and she sings (she has a lovely voice) while she plays her instrument. We did purchase one of her CDs.


We visited a talented group of musicians who play the Recorder. They call themselves the Recorder Ensemble. It was so windy, I’m surprised we didn’t get blown to Canada!!! But, this group persevered and did wonderfully. They were so friendly and talked to me for a few minutes before I left. I bought a CD from them also.


Have you ever been to a Renaissance Festival? I’d like to hear from you. If you’ve never been to a Renaissance Festival, I want to encourage you to find one in your area, and go. It’s great fun.

Classic Movie Friday!

The Big Sleep (1946)

Humphrey Bogart

Lauren Bacall

John Ridgely

Martha Vickers

A wealthy general (Charles Waldron) hires private detective Phillip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) to discover and stop the individual who is blackmailing his younger daughter Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers), and to look into her gambling debts. Bad becomes worse when someone is murdered and Marlowe finds himself investigating a missing man, and looking into organized crime.

Vivian (Lauren Bacall) is Carmen’s sister and to be honest, I didn’t know if she was a criminal or someone to be trusted. She was peculiar throughout most of the movie.

There were many characters in this film and it could get a little confusing, however, it was good. I liked it.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall:

Have you seen The Big Sleep? Do you enjoy movies with Humphrey Bogart?


Cover Art ~ 2nd Edition

Hi! Last month I featured cover art I enjoy. I decided to continue featuring cover art I love each month, around the 9th. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing talent of these artistic people who create the art and photography on the books we enjoy. Once again, these aren’t in any particular order.


Sandpiper Cover, by Irene Hannon. I love this cover! That’s Adam and his dog Clyde. I love everything about this cover art ~ the ocean, the beach, the man and his dog. So well done!


Summerlost, by Ally Condie. What a great cover! I love the kids on their bikes ~ the basket on the girl’s bike is so cute ~ and the sky. This amazing cover has such a sense of summer, youth and adventure. It is an interesting story.


Oh my word! “On Lone Star Trail,” by Amanda Cabot has an amazing cover. Of course, I love camping and a campfire! That is bliss to me. 🙂 I haven’t read this book, but it is on my ever growing TBR pile! 🙂


“My Heart Belongs to Fort Bliss, Texas,” by Erica Vetsch has a beautiful cover. I love the colors, the flowers and well . . . everything! 

Happy Reading!