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Monday Mayhem & Man Crush Movie Week

Man Crush Movie Week

ABC Family channel, or now known as Freeform, has a theme this week that ended up going along with a post that I was going to do. Their theme for the week is Man Crush Movie Week.

Tonight they’re airing a strange mix of movies. First up was The Hunger Games, an action adventure movie with two lovely men. With Liam Hemsworth it’s hard to be Team Peeta. And after watching that action movie comes a Rom-Com starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal. And then for their late night movie is a high school Rom-Com called John Tucker Must Die.

My Man Crush Movies

I have been looking through some clips on YouTube of some of those romantic scenes in movies. Watching just those clips have been a little addicting.

So to go along with Man Crush Movie Week, here’s James McAvoy in the movie Penelope with Christina Ricci.

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April Reading Challenge

Around the World

Around the World Club Reading Challenge

I create a monthly reading challenge for my Goodreads (and Leafmarks) Group – Around the World. All members are welcome to join this Book Club.

Our Group reading challenges vary from Yearly to the Monthly Challenge. With the monthly challenges, you set your own reading book goals. I create the 10 Categories to help you achieve that reading goal.

Each book can only be given one category upon completion, so there’s no cheating by crossing off two or more categories for one book. Some (like myself) have been finishing 1 to 2 books and others would complete all of the categories and sometimes more.

Also the book must be 100 pages or more.

All books that members (and others) completed must read during the month (or year for the yearly challenge).

Non members of the group is more than welcome to participate in these goals. Just link this page and let me know how your reading progress is going.

Here is April’s reading challenge.


Spring Forward April

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Categories Completed: #?
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01) A Whole New Look.

With the change of Seasons, my dog Peanut and I both got haircuts. Peanut looks like a different dog with her haircut and bath – she looks skinnier and cleaner.

Read a book where a character has made some sort of change.

The possibilities are endless because the change can range from a haircut, an action completely out of character, a move, a travel vacation, marriage, divorce, etc.

The key thing is that there was something done different from the normal daily grind.

Be sure to let us know what that change was.


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02) Spring Cleaning: Out With the Old.

With Spring comes the time do some cleaning and seeing what we want to keep or discard.

Read a book that’s been on your To-Be-List for over a year.

Or Read a book that was not published in the 21st Century.

The possibilities are up to you but be honest and find those old To-Be-Read books that have been collecting dust. And if you don’t want to sort through that long pile then reading a classic oldie is always good, even if it’s a reread. I’ve been rereading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Continue reading “April Reading Challenge”

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A Charlie Brown Winter

Snoopy Winter

A Charlie Brown Winter

Wintertime (and just about any other time) just isn’t the same with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang for me. I love watching the shows and movies, and the Sunday Times just isn’t the same without them.

Peanuts Hockey

Here is 7 of the Peanuts’ stuff that I watched (and rewatched) so far this Winter.

In the order of what I liked the best.


01. The Peanuts Movie 2015

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9 out of 10 All Stars

Short Synopsis: Charlie Brown tries to impress The Little Red Haired Girl, but with Charlie Brown, you know there will be something that will go wrong. Oh and Snoopy has adventures of his own in France, with the Red Baron and a cute Poodle.

My Thoughts: That’s right, The Peanuts Movie. It’s the latest feature film, and first film in Theaters. I watched this movie the second week it was released (Nov 6th), so that means it was about the 15th of November.

As the Peanuts Gang demonstrates in this picture, this movie is best seen with a group, and preferable with friends and family. I watched it with my Mom, sister, her hubby, and my 5 year old niece. My niece said that everything was her favorite part in the movie. My mom was worried that this might be too long, but niece said that it wasn’t. I personally liked everything with Snoopy and the Poodle too. And the stuff with the other Peanuts Gang was good too. But a lot of familiar stuff… like the Book Report on War and Peace, although they still made this report as funny as the others. Continue reading “A Charlie Brown Winter”