5 Pros & 5 Cons to the New “Anne of Green Gables” movie

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I tried to keep an open mind. I did! I didn't want to be one of those people who will never accept any rendition of "Anne of Green Gables" other than the now thirty-year-old Kevin Sullivan miniseries. It's been well established here that I am crazy, wild, nuts for that rendition, as millions are. … [Read more...]

Literary Crush Book Club #1: “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin, a Book About Homesickness

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NOTE: For those who wanted to join the Literary Crush Book Club, I am actually starting it NOW. The physical component in Grand Rapids did read and meet and discuss "Summer of My German Soldier," but soon afterwards, I was swept away by a family emergency. Then I started my Downton Abbey recaps, and … [Read more...]

11 Thoughts About Meeting Molly Ringwald, Watching “The Breakfast Club” as the Mother of Teenagers, and the 1 Question Molly Will Never Answer

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It's the movies that mean something to you when you're sixteen, seventeen--they matter when you're 46, 47. So I jumped at the chance to attend the 30th anniversary screening of "The Breakfast Club," and I jumped UP AND DOWN at the chance to hear from Molly Ringwald and meet her, … [Read more...]

Why My Anne of Green Gables-Supportive Husband DESERVES to See The Revenant

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My husband is a very flannel-y (un-hipster flannel-y), manly type of guy, a kind of modern day Grizzly Adams (and if you’re too young to know who that is, please, don’t tell me about it). In fact, he is giddy about the upcoming film “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It opens Christmas Day, … [Read more...]

Top 10 Literary Crushes and Why We Love ‘Em (Plus 3 Chances to Win an Anne of Green Gables Radio Theater Set!)

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    So, I thought we'd count backwards, because I always like my lists counted backwards, don't you? That way, it builds anticipation for number one! And btw, my abiding thanks to Modern Mrs. Darcy and her fine readers, whose comments about my guest blog--Gilbert Blythe vs Mr. … [Read more...]