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The Book Thief – The Movie

The Book Thief – The Movie
*click on any photo to enjoy a larger view Oh how I loved The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak when I first read it way back in 2009 (read my review). And so when this amazing book was made into a movie, I could not wait to see it. But I had to wait, because it only just now arrived in my area (the movie was actually released in November). My husb [...]

Book Giveaway: Call The Midwife

Book Giveaway: Call The Midwife
I am delighted to be able to offer one lucky U.S. reader of my blog the chance to win both Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth (Ecco, January 2013) and the television companion The Life and Times of Call the Midlife. Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse has been published for the first time in the US and  is t [...]

A History Channel Series: The Bible

A History Channel Series: The Bible
Have you seen the trailer for this new series coming to the History Channel in March? THE BIBLE is an epic 10-hour television series produced by Roma Downey (Touched By an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, Celebrity Apprentice) premiering on 3/3/13 on History Channel, and Blu-ray and DVD soon after. Downey plays Mothe [...]

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ̵...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Movie Review
Last weekend my husband and I went to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo English-language 2011 movie produced by Columbia Pictures. Some of you may remember that I read this book and did not completely love it (read my review), although I did love Lisbeth Salanger. I went to the movie with some reservations…but I ended up loving it. I [...]

Mr. Popper’s Penguins – B...

Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Book and Movie Review
He was a dreamer. Even when he was busiest smoothing down the paste on the wallpaper, or painting the outside of other people’s houses, he would forget what he was doing. Once he had painted three sides of a kitchen green, and the other side yellow. The housewife, instead of being angry and making him do it over, had liked it so well th [...]

Giveaway: DVD/Book Bundle of Water fo...

Giveaway: DVD/Book Bundle of Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Academy Award® Winner Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson On Blu-ray and DVD November 1 LIFE IS THE MOST SPECTACULAR SHOW ON EARTH Thanks to the generosity of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I am thrilled to be able to offer one lucky reader to my blog a DVD/book bundle of Water for Elephants. [...]

Water for Elephants – The Movie

Water for Elephants – The Movie
I read the novel Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen way back in 2007 and thoroughly enjoyed it (read my review), so when I got the opportunity to preview the movie (due for release on Blu-Ray/DVD November 1st), I took it. The producers of this film (starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon) have been incredibly true to the book. In man [...]
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