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Monday Mayhem June 27th

Wine Show tv Perplexed Monday

Monday Mayhem

Ah Monday. Thankfully this week is looking to be just ok. Today was actually relaxing. I’ve finally been getting some reading in. Yes, this week may be ok. Not too stressful or busy. Hopefully.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“And some old witch in Bath had a book that you could never stop reading! You just had to wander around with your nose in it, trying to do everything one-handed. And —”

~ #RonWeisley.

Well I think that having a relaxing weekend helps out too. What have I been up to? Reading books. I’m acting almost done reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and I think it may end up being the third book that I finished for June! Thank goodness for that because I only finished one book in May (The Martian by Andy Weir), which explains a bit on why I haven’t done any monthly recaps or such lately. Because there hasn’t been that many new things happening. Until now, I’m actually doing some reading and loving it! Continue reading “Monday Mayhem June 27th”

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Silent Sunday Nights & Mom’ Day

TCM Silent Sunday Nights

Silent Sunday Nights

Mockery 1927

TCM channel airs Silent Films on their Sunday Silent Nights theme. Tonight they’re showing a film from 1927 called Mockery, starring Lon Chaney (Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923, Phantom of the Opera 1925).

“A rare screening of Benjamin Christensen‘s Mockery (1927) offers a wonderful opportunity to see a Chaney performance less reliant upon a frightening visage: Sergei, an uneducated Siberian peasant.” (From the TCM article).

I’ll be watching this after the last episode of The Good Wife. Really interested to see whether or not Governor Florrick is found guilty or not. So far we’re liking the farewell, though my mom didn’t like the ending (she’s ahead of Gramps and I because we are watching it later in order to fast forward those commercials).

The Good Wife

Here is the rest of my Silent Sunday Night…

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Top 5 Wednesday Apr 20th

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday

I’m going to try these Top 5 Wednesday topics from the Goodreads group. I’ve seen and joined that Goodreads group for some time now. The topics in April looked pretty good. I really liked this topic. And since I already liked to make lists, these 5 every week shouldn’t be too difficult for me. Maybe..

April 20th – Book You’re Intimidated By

My physical Book Shelf is pretty intimidating and it’s now overflowing. But here’s those other books that are just as intimidating.

01. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I read all the Musketeer Books, which has 5 very long books, and then The Count of Monte Cristo all by Alexandre Dumas. I read all those books in my early twenties and I found them daunting at first because of the size, but then I couldn’t put them down.

Titanic Blood And Steel 2012

Now the Outlander series has 8 long books, not including all those extra stuff. Oh lord that is a lot to go through. I bought book 1 kindle edition back in 2013 for $1.99. That is how long that this book has been waiting on my kindle(s) for me to read. I haven’t been so excited to read the book because this isn’t my usual type of genres, time travel and historical fiction.

I was looking forward to watching the tv show on the Starz cable channel. The first season started off good. But then I started to loose interest in the story and ended up skipping in watching some of the episodes.

Now it’s Season 2 and the first two episodes were pretty good. The story is a lot more engaging that it was in the first season in my opinion.


02. Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin.

Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

Here’s another 8 very long book series. I purchased the 4 Book kindle edition back in 2013 for $15.99. It’s now $34.99.

My aunt and sister have both read this book series and has recommended it to me. They have both admitted that this is a long read but worth it. They also said that there is a lot of characters to follow that they sometimes wish to see a list of just those characters in order to keep track.

And then there’s the HBO cable show. I have not watched a single full episode from the 5 seasons. Even after the show’s big promotional thing on March 3rd for the fans where they streamed/ aired one episode per night on HBO NOW. #GOT50

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Man Crush Movie Week – High School Crush

Freeform Man Crush Movie Week

Man Crush Movie Week

Man Crush Movie Week - Harry Potter and Ron

ABC Family channel, or now known as Freeform, has a theme this week that went along with something I liked. Their theme for the week is Man Crush Movie Week. I have already been watching some YouTube videos with some of my favorite romantic scenes in movies. And now I can watch some of these movies too if I’d like.

Tuesday Night they aired Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

High School Crush

So in honor of Harry Potter, here’s my High School Crush.

Jared Leto in My So Called Life.

What actor was your favorite High School Crush?

Favorites · Jane Austen · movie · Music · Wednesday

Wazzup Wednesday’s March 9th

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Wazzup Wednesday’s

A weekly theme that recaps some things I’ve noticed and liked.

Wazzup Birthdays

My family has a lot of March Birthdays. 8 birthdays means one big birthday party. My dog Peanut is 13 this month. My sister will be 39 on the 13th and her husband’s birthday is about a week after. Also one of my cousin’s birthday is on the 13th. The other dates are all scattered around this month.


Wazzup Austenland

Austenland Shannon Hale movie

While I was doing the review for Sense and Sensibility, I found some deleted scenes on the YouTube for a favorite movie of mine, Austenland. I have the DVD and have watched those scenes but it was still fun to rewatch them on there too.

Austenland is based off of the book with the same title by Shannon Hale (my review). It’s about a woman who is obsessed with Jane Austen’s books. Well I’m sure a lot of us can relate to that obsession. She’s lucky because there’s a place called”Austenland” where one can actually live up to their Austen fantasies. A place where they can pretend for a moment that they’re in another century and time. The whole fantasy, including the heroes from Mr. Darcy to Captain Wentworth. I’m so jealous.

And so tonight I’ll be rewatching that movie. In the meantime… Why in the world did they leave that scene out?! Swoon worthy!

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Silent Sunday Nights March 6th

TCM Silent Sunday Nights

Silent Sunday Nights

TCM regular schedule is back and so am I (sort of). Tonight is their Silent Sunday Nights with Silent Films. Tonight is a bunch of Silent Laurel and Hardy films. How I wish I can watch some of these films tonight. I might catch some of one of them late tonight. In the mean time it’s the numerous tv shows on tonight.

My favorites:

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time. I like this show but I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

Madam Secretary. It’s gotten pretty good this week. And I love all the cast members. Tonight’s show. Wow. And the British boyfriend – Cute!

My Gramps Favorite (& I think it’s ok)

Quantico

Quantico. Even though it’s a complicated plot, Gramps still really likes this show. I think it’s because of the lead heroine and actress, Priyanka Chopra. But it looks like tonight he’ll be going to bed before that movie. It’s recorded though. I like the show because of Jake McLaughlin. I really liked him in the show Believe. Loved that show too.

Goodbye Downton

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey. I almost forgot about this show. My mom loves this. I’ve seen some of the episodes and when I have the time I’ll start watching it from the first series. Gramps says that it’s the end of another soap opera show but I’ll still watch it. Also my mom says there’s been rumors of a movie, but I’m not sure about the truth of that. So Mom’s watching that right now with a “Do Not Disturb” sign at the door (not literally a sign there).