The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion Fannie Flagg Random House, Nov 2013 369 pages, ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook, audio CD Women’s Lit, Historical Adventure ✮✮✮✮✮ The cover is bright, eye-catching and definitely relates to the story. In fact, the picture was probably created to depict a certain scene in the book when the two sisters attended... Continue Reading →

Paris Ever After

Paris Ever After A Novel by K.S.R. Burns Velvet Morning Press, 1 May 2018 257 pages, ebook only Romance, Second Chances I purchased this book at the current price. This is my honest review for which I receive no compensation of any kind. ✮✮✮✮⭒ The cover is lovely and certainly pertains to the book and... Continue Reading →

The Two Best Musical Numbers in ‘The Greatest Showman’

I finally got to see this movie today and it is fantastic. You really do feel like you are seeing something on stage, you are totally present. Much of this is created by the up close and personal camera angles and the outstanding acting.

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The Greatest Showman is a phenomenal film that brings past and present together in a raucous, glorious symphony of discord and resonance.

When characters speaking to one another or miming out a scene just aren’t enough to convey the depth and potency of a situation you turn it into a song. Disney made a mint off this concept for decades, though they certainly didn’t invent it.

Theater has been in the know for centuries — how else would opera have come to be? Rodgers & Hammerstein, anyone?

“Where words fail, music speaks”  – Hans Christian Andersen

Today’s musicals are a celebration of this theatrical mechanic that so effectively taps into the hearts and souls of audiences, playing on imagination and creating a sort of middle-world between the tangible and the fantastic.

“Musicals don’t get enough credit for being so surreal. It’s like an alternate universe.”  – Ezra Koenig

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Bad Bachelor

Bad Bachelor Stefanie London Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2018 386 pages, ebook, paperback, audiobook, audio CD Contemporary romance ✮✮✮✮✮ I was provided a complimentary copy by Casablanca via NetGalley. This is my honest review for which I receive no compensation of any kind. The cover is great and goes along with the title and the story... Continue Reading →

Since You Lost Your Brother

Since You Lost Your Brother A Story of Healing Daniel Yetman Dec 2017 105 pages, ebook, paperback Fiction ✮✮✮✮⭑ The author provided me a copy of this book. This is my honest review for which I receive no compensation of any kind. The cover is the weakest part of the book. It didn’t really attract... Continue Reading →

Judgment in Death

Judgment in Death In Death series #11 J.D.Robb, Nora Roberts Penguin Books, Sep 2000 360 pages, ebook, paperback, audiobook, MP3 CD Sci-fi thriller romantic cozy ✮✮✮✮ I purchased this as part of a bundle from BN.com for my nook app. This is my honest review for which I receive no compensation of any kind. The... Continue Reading →

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