Month: September 2017

Review of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker

Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Release Date: May 26, 1897 Genre: Gothic, Horror Pages: 554 BLURB: DRACULA is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from…

Breakfast in Transylvania

Mamaliga for Dessert or Breakfast; Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula As we are reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, we noticed Jonathan Harker mention several dishes he enjoyed while in Transylvania.  In fact a few times he even made a notation in his journal to get…

Love To Hate

Characters I Love to Hate – by Audrey Admit it, we all have them. The antagonists in our favorite stories that make you want to shout and pull out your hair! They ignite the very fiber in your body that deems that you hate…

Review of “Singing In The Rain” (1952)

Rating-Approved          Comedy, Musical, Romance       MGM Studios Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds  A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.   Classic Cinema Review by Wendy: I had never put much thought into the plot…

Review of “Alias” TV Series

Title: Alias Network: ABC First Aired: September 30, 2001-Season One Status: 2002-Season Two, 2003-Season Three, 2005-Season Four, 2005/06-Season Five Final Episode Aired May 22, 2006 Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery BLURB:  Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense. Current Crusade…

Review of “Puppet Boy” by Wattpad Author z0mbies

Title: Puppet Boy Author: z0mbies Series: N/A-Short Story Status: Completed Genre: Horror Parts: 17 BLURB: “My beautiful Puppet Boy and my beautiful Puppet Girl.” A teenage boy and girl find themselves trapped in the lair of a crazy man obsessed with human puppetry. Wattpad Book…

Review of “Silence is Golden” by Wattpad Author Robert Thier

Title: Silence is Golden Volume 3 Author: Wattpad Author Robert Thier Series: Storm and Silence Saga Release Date: Amazon-September 4, 2017 Parts: 50 Genre: Romance BLURB: Silent. Cold. Chiselled perfection. That is Rikkard Ambrose, the most powerful business mogul in Great Britain. Free-spirited. Fiery. Definitely…

“Stand By Me” (1986)

Title: Stand By Me Film Studio: Columbia Pictures Rating: R Genre: Adventure, Drama       Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman… Release Date: August 22, 1986 BLURB: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the…

Potential Books to Movies?

Making a movie based on a book is nothing new. In fact, in 1924 one of the first film adaptations, Greed was made based on the novel McTeague by Frank Norris.  Initially over 9 hours long, the footage was cut and cut some more….

Review of “Reign” TV Series

Title: Reign Network: CW First Aired: October 17, 2013-Season One Status: 2014-Season Two, 2015-Season Three, 2017-Season Four-Final Season, last episode aired June 16, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction, Drama, Fantasy Blurb: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French…

Review of “The Keatyn Chronicles” Books 4-7 by Jillian Dodd

Title: The Keatyn Chronicles Book 4-Love Me, Book 5-Adore Me, Book 6-Hate Me, Book 7-Get Me Author: Jillian Dodd Series: The Keatyn Chronicles  Release Date: Love Me-8/10/13, Adore Me-11/23/13, Hate Me-3/30/14, Get Me-8/25/14 Pages: 1114-Books 4-7 BLURB: Book 4-My mom says that you can’t love someone…

Classic Challenge Curriculum

Summer is usually a busy time for most families, and this summer has been especially hectic for ours! My husband is starting a new business while restructuring his current one, I have been out of state helping my parents for over a month; honestly…

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