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Book and Film Challenge UpDate–Weekly Challenge–Just Do It!

The fifteenth and sixteenth films I saw this year were, respectively, The Muppets’ Christmas Carol and Moonrise Kingdom. First, for The Muppets’ Christmas Carol. For those of you who have been hiding under a rock since 1992 and have never … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

Book number 101 I actually read several weeks ago but just haven’t gotten around to posting about for reasons I’ll explain in another post. (It’s weird.) The Woman in Black by Susan Hill is a ghost story that i read … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

The fourteenth film the granddaughters and I saw was The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It is the story of a group of high school students, “misfit toys,” who are on the fringe of their school who have formed their … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

The thirteenth film the granddaughters and I saw this year was Perfect Pitch. It’s a great fim for Glee fans. It’s about a capella singing groups on a college campus, with a little love interest thrown in.  The Barton Bellas … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

Book number 100 was The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen. It is the story of a 10-year-old daughter of  a single father who has built in her room a Land of Decoration, a miniature “world” that mirrors the real … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

I finished another Alexander McCall Smith book as book number 99, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, a 44 Scotland Street series novel. The characters continue to evolve and change, to grow and develop. Matthew and Elspeth have married and go … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

The twelfth film I have seen this year was yesterday because my movie buddies, my granddaughters, are back in town. We went to see ParaNorman. I liked it. It was funny in parts but was a movie with a message … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

Book number 98 was The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. I read this book several years ago but re-read it for a book discussion group. It is one of my favorite books. It is the story of a shepherd boy in … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

I finished book number 97, Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich, the first of the Lizzy and Diesel mysteries. In this book, we are introduced to Lizzy Watson. She lives in her great aunt Olivia’s old saltbox house in Marblehead, MA, … Continue reading

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Book and Film Challenge Update

Book 96 was The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown. Harry Haristeen and her animal friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker along with all her human friends are together again to solve the … Continue reading

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