Monthly Archives: July 2016

Age of Adaline, Film


Ready for an evening with the box of tissues and the cozy blankie? If you lived Fault in Our Stars, The Notebook, and other romantic films that make you weepie, here is another good one. Starring Blake Lively and Harrison … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility & Jane Austen Regrets – DVD


This is the BBC Video version of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Andrew Davies. The DVD comes with a second  disc Jane Austen Regrets about the life of Jane Austen, based upon her remaining letters. This was fascinating … Continue reading

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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende


I highly recommend this book. I read the first couple chapters and thought, “This is a BOOK!” Her prose is so lovely, so well constructed. I have loved her other books, such as “Daughter of Fortune,” also set in San … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Queen, by Philippa Gregory


My first experience of Philippa’s well researched books was The Other Boleyn Girl. She makes history fascinating to read by focusing on the period from the viewpoint of a lesser known woman of the period. The Taming of the Queen … Continue reading

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Fallen, by Lauren Kate


I chose this book Fallen by reading a review. It sounded interesting and reminded me of Beautiful Creatures, which I enjoyed. This book about obsession was obsessive in my need to read it constantly. There is a sequel, Tormented, but I … Continue reading

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