Mondays

Monday Mayhem June 20th

Bridget Jones- fuuuuuck

Monday Mayhem

Hello everyone. Please forgive my absence here. I have had quite a busy month so far. I was hoping to get some more blog posts done last week but I think I only accomplished one or so posts. Before this crazy month I was posting almost every day, which is a lot, but I was having fun doing that. And I was having even more fun interacting with all you bloggers. Continue reading “Monday Mayhem June 20th”

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Monday’s Arts & Artists / Movie Posters & Trailers

TCM Arts & Artist

Monday’s Arts & Artists

On Monday’s TCM channel is doing a theme I haven’t seen them do lately. Maybe they have done this before and I never noticed, either way it looks interesting. TCM channel is focusing on the films that are about Art and the Artists: i.e. the painters, sculptures and so on.

So I’m taking a break from my Monday Mayhem (those posts about how crazy my week is looking) and I’ll be posting my art, along with other artist’s works, from painting to music.

Movie Posters & Trailers

You’ve finally gotten the time to go the movie theaters. The last movie you saw in theaters was over 2 months ago (or longer). You go early to get your snacks and seats. And then there’s commercials. Not the trailers for movies coming soon. No these are the commercials you would see on regular tv mode. Well luckily those don’t last long, right? Oh wait. Now it’s the trailers for those upcoming movies. Now you have to sit through those too. That’s maybe 10 minutes wasted right?!

And those movie trailers? Say you’re there to see an action movie, you’ve now got to watch the Jason Bourne trailer and other upcoming action movies. But are the trailers any good?!? Or have they just given us the entire plot away, thus making it irrelevant in seeing the movie now. In that case the movie’s producers and advertising agency either did a great job or they tanked it. And just spouting off the cast members doesn’t cut it IMO.

Here are some movies upcoming in 2016 that I am looking forward to seeing with some thumbs up or down for the trailer and posters. But since there’s so many movies I’d like to see, here’s the ones that I haven’t seen up that much on WordPress (5 movies).


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Thumbs Up and this is a pretty good marketing job, so far, being that not that many people know about the movie.

November 4, 2016 (USA). IMDb has both the trailer and the poster. I think they look cute.


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Bridget Jones’s Baby 😍

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Thumbs Up (but only for the trailer).

September 16, 2016 (USA). IMDb has the poster and it looks pretty pathetic so far. At least the trailer looks good, even if it does look like it’s giving a lot of the plot and comedy away.

But the casting looks good. Renee gets to choose between Mr. Darcy or Dr. McDreamy. Oh and yes, I’m a Bridget Jones fan. Continue reading “Monday’s Arts & Artists / Movie Posters & Trailers”

Books · Tuesdays

TBR Tuesday Feb 9th

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TBR Tuesday

This past week I’ve been hoping to read some books that have been on my To-Be-Read list for quite some time now. And what did I do?

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Ooh look it’s a sparkly and shiny book. Thanks to Elusive’s book review, I bought a book a week ago because it was a few bucks. And I kept telling myself that I’ll read it after the 3 books that I’m currently reading. And what did I do? I started reading it on Monday night of course. Now this is one of those “Pillow Talk Romances” type books, the ones I’ll read for a little bit in bed just before going to sleep. Plus it’s a Brit-Lit, Bridget Jones like book.

Fact Check!!!!! Please!!!!

I liked the book’s setting, until the heroine mentioned her dress size. She says she’s a size 14 and a size Medium. Also that she always thought that she was always a size Large or X-Large. Sorry but 1) isn’t the heroine supposed to still be a little overweight? And 2) are those US size names then? I thought these were the European sizes (chart brought to you by Wikipedia)…

Women’s Dresses and Suits (and clothing sizes):

United States 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16…
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20…

And the “Blouses” and Sweaters:

EU 40″ 42″ 44″ 46″ 48″ 50″
UK 34 36 38 40 42 44
US 32 34 36 38 40 42

I’ve been to other countries, and trying to decipher their dress sizes is really complicated. But at least give us readers the info that these are UK dress sizes or not. If it is a UK dress size, then my God I really am envious of this heroine.

Different Strokes for Different Book Covers

What’s that new and shiny book? It’s You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning. Well it’s cheap and the story sounded good. So far it’s a typical but good romance novel. But I’m a little disappointed in the cover. Elusive’s paperback book cover looks pink and cute. My Kindle ebook is bland I think, and really in my face every time I open the book on my kindle.

So other than the size difference, and these book covers, the book is going OK. I’m about 60% in after a couple of hours of reading from 2 nights.

Best Of · Book Boyfriend · Books · Favorites · My Dream Guy

Best of Book Boyfriends

Heroes Are My Weakness Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Best of Book Boyfriends

When I read Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips in March of 2015, the book had me thinking of all those Heroes in my favorite books, better known as Book Boyfriends. And then I compiled a list on Shelfari of all my favorites.

Here is the Top Ten of my favorite Heroes. (And some notables too).

Deciding who the #1 HeroΒ should be was too difficult, so here’s a tie for first

Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy

01. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Love Jane Austen. I have another Austen best of I’ll be posting tomorrow. Of all of Jane’s Heroes, Mr. Darcy is my favorite.β™₯ My Review. Continue reading “Best of Book Boyfriends”

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Monday BFF Friendship Books

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Monday BFF Friendships

Each Monday night in December TCM presents two double features focusing on feminine relationships and hosted by Tiffany Vazquez of New York City, winner of our TCM Ultimate Fan contest and part of the 20th Anniversary Fan Guest Programmers.
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Tonight’s theme is Girlfriends Coming of Age and Best Friends. Last week I made a post for Coming of Age. Here are some Best Friends from books.

From Books I read and loved

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(1) Rosie and Alex β™₯ in Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern (aka Love, Rosie). I loved this book!! I simply fell in love with these two. And again, when I saw the movie.

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(2) Liesel Meminger and Rudy Steiner β™₯ in The Book Thief by Mark Zusak. I saw the movie first, and SPOILER… despite knowing what happens, I still cried when I read the book. (end spoiler). Such a good book and movie too. Continue reading “Monday BFF Friendship Books”

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Trailblazing Tuesdays Oct 27

Helen Fielding.

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A British Author who has written 5 books and co-screen written 2 movies. Her books are considered as “Chick Lit” and “Brit Lit” genres. They are a bit funny in my opinion. I’ve read 3 of her books and v.m. (very much) enjoyed them (Bridget Jones 1 and 2, and Olivia Joules and The Overactive Imagination). The third book of the Bridget Jones trilogy (Mad About the Boy) I will definitely read soon. And Cause Celeb (Helen’s first book) is waiting to by read too, while collecting dust in my physical bookshelf.

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One of Helen’s books is Bridget Jones’s Diary. A book that is considered to best define the 20th Century for thirty-something single women. This book, I think and have even noticed, has created a character stereotype fallowing.

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I don’t think any of them can compare to the epistolary writing like Helen’s. She had abbreviations for everything and still made it fine for us to understand the character’s chain of thoughts. Of course other authors before and after Helen has used this style of writing. At the time the book was released, I really felt connected to Bridget. V.G. (very good).

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Other books I liked now that are a little like Bridget and Helen’s writing…

Where Rainbows End (aka Love Rosie) by Cecelia Ahern
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella