Monday, February 29, 2016

What I'm Into~ Books, Movies, Links, Plus Years Past on the Blog: February 2016 edition

I've been  devouring Anne's writing over  
at Modern Mrs Darcy for some time now, which
is how I learned of a few new authors and refreshing new blogs...
well, new to me...........!
And isn't this one of the great things about the blogosohere?
The rabbit holes we follow can certainly evaporate our precious time, 
but once in a while, we hit paydirt, right?
And clicking through a number of Anne's links,  I stumbled onto
 Leigh's What I'm Into monthly reflection  and
 I'm so happy to join in for the first time!
Also, loving jumping into Carolyn's very first Open Book party
THANKS for stopping by for my spin on what we've been 
reading, watching, doing, living
and fun things I've discovered - or rediscovered -  recently. well as a look back at the blog this month and in years past.
So thanks for stopping in~ !

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What I'm Reading~~

The  absolutely gripping series by Susan Wiggs, Lake shore Chronicles.
Oh. my.

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Since I'm a series binge reader I needed something...... and fast.....
 to fill the void left behind
when I completed Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series.
Lakeshore does it. Start here. Trust me.

What we're reading in our homeschool~~

Wow, way too much to even include here...
we're on a Ray Bradbury roll and even though life is short,
we're rereading Tolkein. Just because.
the jaw dropping series, The Ascendance Trilogy.
DO you know it? It's classic YA and very well done.
 Start with The False Prince.

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What we're watching~~
This weekend, a classic film with the family!
We love love love John Wayne and Kirk Douglas.
Who doesn't right?
Wow.....this is a must-watch, folks!
As ife need more testosterone around here.....

What I'm watching~~
My guilty pleasure.......
My Queens born and bred soul
( until I moved out east to LI and the land of entitlement but that's another story)
 loves this show:
Tom Selleck, classic shots of NY, not-so-subtle hints of Roman Catholicism??

What's not to love?
You know it: Blue Bloods.

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Don't - miss gems from around the web~ 
Near and dear to my heart?
Dyslexia advocacy. 
I write about it. I research it. 
I watch my amazing son navigate it.
Still astounding to me are the many  myths and general misconceptions 
that surround this hereditary, neurological difference.
By the way, did you know that dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people in America? 
Yes ONE in TEN. Just think about that. 
The read  this.

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Two of my favorite things?
The Bard and The Doctor.
My do and I are rewatching season 4, The Doctor Donna era
( my fave of all!) and wound up of course at this class Comic Relief skit.
I've shared this before, but it absolutely bears repetition.
If you're a Shakespeare fan or a Whovian or both, you've already seen this. 
Here: watch it again...I dare you not to repeat the skit word for word.......
 or fall off the couch laughing.
If you haven't seen this one, you're in for a treat..........


You know I aim to please ( ....and to turn you Whovian......! )

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This month on the blog~

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Image result for picture of the book ablazeThis time last year on the blog~

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On the blog two years ago~


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On the blog, three years ago~

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Happy Leap Day~~ !

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  1. I haven't seen that David Tennant sketch in ages - always a good time!

    1. Yes! Isn't it??

      Absolutely gets better each time we watch!

      Thanks Jen for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for linking up! I'll have to check out Susan Wiggs' books. Sounds like it's up my alley.

    1. Well, I hope you enjoy the series! I loved perusing your blog as well for rec, Carolyn!


  3. I loved the Ascendance Trilogy! Such great plotting.
    Nice to meet you through the link-up!


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