Who played Little Women’s Teddy and Professor Bhaer Best?

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Part 2: A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog comparing the performances of the actresses in the two most recent Little Women screen adaptations. Much to my delight, the comments were evenly divided, even though my review definitely skewed toward the new, 3 hour PBS treatment. And I find it hilarious how … [Read more...]

Who played Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy best? Comparing the old and new “Little Women” Movies

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Part 1: Who played Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy best? As a former entertainment writer, I relish reviewing movies and TV shows almost as much as I adore evaluating books. And when a favorite book comes to the screen, I am irresistibly drawn to reviewing it. Even better? When a dearly loved story comes to … [Read more...]

12 Little Musings on the new “Little Women”

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Last night, at 7:55 p.m., my 13-year-old daughter burst into the house from spending most of the day at her grandma's for Mother's Day (I was still recovering from some unholy stomach bug). She was all enthused about some show that had just dropped on Netflix, that we should watch … [Read more...]

Book Crush: Go Weak in the Knees with 10 Swoony Reads

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Presenting 10 swoony, melty, make-you-fizz-like-Prosecco stories, to have and to hold, on this day forward, until you read the last page (but still cherish them forever, til death do you part.) Valentine's Day may not be your cup of heart-feathered cappuccino, but it's a darn good excuse to read. … [Read more...]

Winter Book Crush: Cozy Up to 10 Hot Cocoa Reads

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In the words of the late David Cassidy, "C'mon, get cozy!" Well, he said "happy," but in my book its the same thing. It started snowing today. As a Canadian expat, the sight brings me joy. Yes, I hate the icy roads as much as anyone, but winter is the best time for flat-out coziness. I'm … [Read more...]