Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving, darlings! I hope all of you American readers had a wonderful day filled with many great meals. Let's listen to some Angus and Julia Stone and be thankful, shall we?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

I sincerely apologize for my recent absence- I have been, as the title states, incredibly busy. More verbose posts should be coming next week!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I Could Make So Many Puns

Though I usually talk about older movies- His Girl Friday or Casablanca, to name a few- Thor 2: The Dark World was actually amazing. No matter what reservations you might have to it, it is absolutely brilliant. Even "The New York Times" gave it a lovely review, and they do have that reputation for never liking anything.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Snow, Snow, Snow!

I know one should be expecting it by November, but the first snow is always a little disconcerting. And it brings to mind this fabulous movie... Who doesn't like a little"White Christmas" now and then?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My, Oh My!

I know I've talked about Kate of Scathingly Brilliant before, in reference to those amazing sweater clips that I bought from her shop Sweet and Lovely. Well, I haven't bought anything this time (quite a relief, as I'll have Christmas presents to shop for soon!), but I have been wish-listing quite a lot... This gorgeous print above is from Kate's Etsy shop Flapper Doodle, and, as you can see, it combines books and the 1920s! I'm quite smitten with this lovely artwork. And, while you're on Etsy, give Sew Sugar Beans (the composition notebook covers are just too cute) and Yessiree Petunia (those vintage dresses are to die for!) a look!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Let's Go Swancing

I just saw the most fantastic "1940's Radio Hour" production, and I'm in quite the mood to go swing dancing. If anyone has found so helpful online tutorials, I'd love to improve.

These Books Should Be Read

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
A Company of Swans, by Eva Ibbotson
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
Emma, by Jane Austen

Article Five, by Kristen Simmons
Enclave, by Ann Aguirre
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
After, a collection of apocalyptic short stories
Wither, by Lauren DeStefano

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor
Beautiful Days, by Anna Godberson
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie

The Season, by Sarah Maclean
The Twin's Daughter, by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
All of A Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor
My Mother the Cheerleader, by Robert Sharenow
Boston Jane, by Jennifer Holm

Science Fiction/Fantasy:
The Lost World, by Michael Crichton Wings,
Wings, by Aprylinne Pike
Eve and Adam, by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
I Am Number Four, by P. Lore
The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke

Wings, by E.D. Baker
Half Upon a Time, by James Riley
Surprise Island, by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Twice Upon a Time, by James Riley
Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

The Thirty Nine Steps, by Patrick Barlow
Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

Saturday, November 2, 2013

People Have Tattoos of This

Today, I saw a simply wonderful production of the play To Kill a Mockingbird. It's one of my favorite novels, and the play exceeded expectations by including several direct quotes. One of these is a particular favorite of mine:

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."

And another amazing Atticus Finch quote:

"Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win."

(The ham costume, unfortunately, was not included.)