Saturday, December 29, 2007

Photo Hunters-Messy

Today's Theme is Messy

This is Christmas afternoon at my in-laws' house. Messy isn't it? I didn't have my camera at my mom's house earlier that morning but what it looked like over there makes this look clean!

There are tons more people participating. Go check them out!

Friday, December 28, 2007

My First Friday's Feast

This is my first time doing a Friday's Feast Meme but it sounds like fun!

Name 2 things you would like to accomplish in 2008
I’d like to finally get caught up with all my back posts on movies and books and read at least 50 books in my TBR pile (books that I own, not library books)

With which cartoon character do you share personality traits?

Tigger and Pooh, I think

What time of day (or night) were you born?

I’m not swearing to it but I think I was born around 9am-ish

Main Course
Tell us something special about your hometown.

We moved around some when I was a kid but for the most part I lived in Paulding County, Georgia near where country music start Travis Tritt lives.

If you could receive a letter from anyone in the world, who would you want to get one from?

Since this doesn’t specify whether they can be dead or not I’m going to say Walt Disney.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Christmas Themed Blog Posts

I know Christmas is over but I’m a bit behind on my posts for my other blogs. Sorry!!! Last night I got the Rankin/ Bass special Santa Claus is Coming to Town done for Ladytink’s Neverland and today The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum is up over on The Movieholic and Bibliophile Blog. I hope you enjoy them!


It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year?

List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?

I actually have already answered this question in last week’s BTT but here are my favorite favorites out of those: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton, A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton, and All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris.

I hope to read more current books in 2008.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

8 Random Facts about Me Meme

Darla D got me back by tagging me with this meme which is much harder if I may say so lol! Well here goes nothing!

1. When a book or a movie thoroughly captures my attention I’ll start talking out loud about it myself or when I’m trying to figure out “whodunit” in a mystery I’ll reason my way through it out loud. Drives people nuts and 9 times out of 10 I don’t realize I’m doing it.

2. When I was a little kid (and sometimes now), I’d talk about characters in books like they were real to other people. My mom would always have to make sure I was talking about real friends and not fictional ones.

3. As you may have noticed on my blogs I got through certain phases where I don’t feel like reading and would rather watch bunches of movies (kind of what’s happening now) other times I want to do nothing but read and won’t even want to go see a movie at the theater with hubby.

4. I collect my DVDs and books. Once I buy something I rarely ever will get rid of it again, for some reason I can’t bring myself to part with it!

5. I have an entire shelf devoted to old Disney books and other special edition Disney books. Or for that matter anything that has to do with animated movies or their creators (How to be Like Walt is a great one).

6. (Totally non-book or movie related but) I love to bake and find it very soothing but I can’t cook to save my soul. It’s a good thing my husband is such a finicky eater and wouldn’t eat anything I cooked anyways!

7. I just turned 21 and I still don’t know how to drive. Cars scare the daylights out of me!!!

8. I have never, ever been beat at the Disney Scene-It games.

Just about everyone has now been tagged for this so if you haven't yet, then please by all means consider yourself tagged!

Monday, December 24, 2007

ToT-10 Best Presents Ever Given to You

I really don't keep track of this kind of stuff but here are a few of my favorite gifts that I can remember getting:
  1. My parents bought me this huge present and told me that was all I was getting for Christmas. Well Christmas morning came and it was full to the top with individually wrapped gifts.
  2. My mom sent me to stay with my grandmother until Christmas Eve and when I came home she had painted my room and gotten me all new furniture
  3. A My Pretty Ballerina Doll which I still have.
  4. My favorite ring (after my wedding ring of course) my mom got me three years ago
  5. A few stuffed animals that I still have
  6. A bunch of Disney snowglobes
  7. Some nice clothes that my Mother in Law got me
  8. One year my friend wrapped up this huge box that had a bunch of other boxes inside of it with things like tissue paper and rocks surrounding it until I finally got to the last one which held a beautiful necklace that I still have.
  9. My Mp3 player
  10. Bunches of great books of course!

If you would like to participate in this weeks Ten on Tuesday or read what others have written go here: Ten on Tuesday

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New Camera-Lucy

Hubby and I bought a new camera last night. Here's a photo of my mom's dog Lucy:

**Update**: Speaking of reindeer, I have my post on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer up on Ladytink's Neverland!

Romance Title Meme

There's a game that's being played over on Book Binge where you:
"Take the letters of your name and write out a title of a romance novel for it. It's that simple, see if you can actually do it. You can omit the words "A" and "The" from the title to suit your needs if you want". It's a lot harder than it looks but try for help.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Elusive Flame by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Naughty or Nice? by by Alison Tyler
Ice Storm by Anne Stuart
First Comes Love by Whitney Lyles
Easy on the Heart by Jodi Thomas
Really Unusual Bad Boys by MaryJanice Davidson

I'd like to tag Literary Feline, Melody and Darla D to do this if they feel up to it and anyone else that wants to!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Stairs Suck

Three days till Christmas and I'm miserable! I fell down some stairs today, hit my spine twice and skinned one whole arm. Not fun is a severe understatement but at least I didn't break anything! Hopefully it won't bruise too bad because I've got so much running around left to do!

....Does anyone have any ideas on what I could get my Mother in Law? I have a new post up on Christmas Comes to Pacland.

First Letter Meme

Oneluvgirl tagged me for this meme where you answer each question with the first letter of your name:

1. Famous Singer: Judas Priest
2. Four Letter Word: Just
3. Street: Jefferson Street
4. Color: Jade
5. Gifts/Present: Jewelry
6. Vehicle: Jeep
7. Things in Souvenir Shop: Jackets
8. Boy Name: Jonathan
9. Girl Name: Jessica
10. Movie title: Jungle Book
11. Drink: Jack Daniels
12. Occupation: junior sales manager
13. Celebrity: Julia Roberts
14. Magazine: J-14
15. U.S. City: Juneau
16. Pro Sports: Jumpers
17. Fruit: Jack-o-lantern (pumpkin)
18. Reason for Being Late to work: just didn't feel like going!
19. Something you throw away: junk
20. Something you shout: Jiminy Crickets!

I'd love for everyone to do this!

Photo Hunters-Light

Today's theme is Light

I couldn't think of anything light (and I'm visting family in Georgia without my camera) so I went through some old photo's on my Flickr account and found this one. My husband took this picture the first time I ever visited Mississippi (this is on the Biloxi beach). Don't you love how it looks like it goes on forever? The light, fluffy clouds are so pretty.

There are tons more people participating. Go check them out!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

BTT-And, the Nominees Are…

  1. What fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?(Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
  2. What non-fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?(Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
  3. And, do “best of” lists influence your reading?

Fiction Nominations (links to my posts on the books too):
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling(of course), Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich, The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton, A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton, For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison, All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris, Undead and Uneasy by MaryJanice Davidson, No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong, & Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Nonfiction Nominations:
I'm ashamed to say that all of the nonfiction books I read this year were published before 2007. Next year I'll be reading more nonfiction though!

I rarely pay any attention to those "Best of" Lists but from what I've seen on's Editors Picks I'll just stick with recommendations from friends.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Gifts & Birthdays

Don't you just love the banner above? "Tomorrow is My Birthday"! December has just flew by!
We did the whole gift exchange with hubby's aunt and uncle last night and he got the first season of Rescue Me (I love Denis Leary so I'll probably be the one watching it) and I got the four disc Christmas Television Favorites with 8 Christmas specials in all! Too cool! There is even one I haven't ever seen too! It's Rudolphs and Frosty in July. I can't wait to watch this so I'm taking it with me to Georgia.

Today is the last day I have to get anything done so I've got to go finish up those last few little things and make sure everything is packed.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

ToT-10 New Year’s Resolutions

I'm doing good so far! I've gotten two things off my list from last Tuesday's ToT. This week is New Year's Resolutions, something I've actually never done or at least followed through with :o) so hopefully maybe I'll be able to do it this time.
  1. Finally get caught up with my blog posts!
  2. Spend more time outside
  3. Become more organized
  4. Start taking more pictures again
  5. Start Christmas Shopping early (as in July or earlier)!
  6. Scan all my photos and my moms too
  7. Get out more and do stuff!
  8. Sleep like a normal person (no more all night reading sessions)
  9. Read more of my books instead of the libraries (I have 80 something books in my TBR pile and just recieved two more Borders gift cards)
  10. Bake more often

Monday, December 17, 2007

New Post & New Meme

I went to my husband's cousin's bridal shower last night and it was very nice. Today I'm getting some of my packing done and now comes the hardest part... what books to bring! I know I'll be coming back with a ton more so I can't bring too many and unsurprisingly I don't get too much reading done up there either lol.

I got my post up on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe movie and I hope to get my Flintstone Christmas one up tonight too but for now I have to go make some peanut butter cookies.

Here's a new Meme:

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Wouldn't you like to know?
What is your favorite edible thing at Christmas? Candy Canes & Fudge
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Yes
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Almost!
What do you look forward to most at Christmas? Being with family and getting people gifts
What are you doing for Christmas this year? Spending two weeks with my family
Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe (celebrities are ok)? My husband
What kind of Christmas tree do you have? I have no clue but it smells good!
Do you take part in a Secret Santa? Yes but not the online one
Do you go to any Christmas parties? Yes, tomorrow in fact and two more
Have you ever had a white Christmas? Once when I was little
How early do you wake up on Christmas morning? 6am-ish
Do you still get a stocking? Of course!
How many Christmas cards do you normally send out? Not too many
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree at your house? Our presents are wrapped but the ones from "Santa" aren't.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Q & A/ Ramblings

I got one of my birthday presents early this year! It's a scanner/printer/copier and it's so cool! I also recieved a book I won in a raffle over on J. Kaye's Book Blog that I'm looking forward to reading.

I was hoping to get most of my posts done that I have backed up (9 and counting right now) but you know how that goes! I did manage to get It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special up today though at the Ladytink's Neverland blog.

At least I got my hubby to wrap up all the Christmas presents and I got some baking done. Yay me!

Christmas Q & A:
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper is the best!
2. Tree - real or artificial? Real, I'd rather deal with having to vaccuum alot than having to go without that wonderful smell.
3. When do you put the tree up? Whenever I can, but at least a week or two before Christmas (it's up now)
4. When do you take the tree down? Before New Years
5. Like eggnog? Never tried it but it doesn't sound good to me
6. Do you have a nativity scene? No
7. Favorite gift received as a child? My mom had this big box under the tree and told me that's all I was getting for Christmas but when I finally got to open it, I discovered it was full of (wrapped) toys (you know unwrapping them is the best part!). Followed closely by the time my mom sent me to my grandmother's house until Christmas Eve so she could redo my entire room with all new stuff (pink walls, bookshelves, desk, bed, etc)
8. Hardest person to buy for? My MIL and my husband
9. Easiest person to buy for? My mom. We have the same tastes and she's not afraid to tell me what she wants.
10. Worst Christmas gift ever? I've been blessed with great Christmas presents, seriously!
11. Mail or email a Christmas card? Mail or hand-delivered
12. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life and The Ref but I have too many favorite Christmas TV specials to name.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? It's random. I start officially after Thanksgiving but I usually have a few presents before then
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Fudge!
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? Any Christmas novelty song, especially soundtracks to great Christmas specials.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Hubby gets two paid weeks of vacation every year and we spend it in Georgia with my family and his mom.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Yes, in 10 seconds or less
20. Can you name all seven dwarfs? Come on, Ladytink? Of course I can!
21. Angel or Star on tree top? Angel or Faerie!
22. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas Eve sometimes and all in the morning.
23. Most annoying thing about this time of year? That it seems to start too early and people are grouchy and tired of it by the time it actually gets here.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Photo Hunters- Small

Today's theme is Small

I woke up this morning to find Molly here perched on a mound of dirt. It makes her looks so small!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I just found out about a great site where you can compare book prices from various websites to get the cheapest price. I know this sounds like an advertisement but I really think I'll be using it a lot! It's called I think this would be even better for libraries so I'm going to suggest it to my local one.

BTT- Catalog

Do you use any of the online book-cataloguing sites, like Library Thing or Shelfari? Why or why not? (Or . . . do you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about?)

If not an online catalog, do you use any other method to catalog your book collection? Excel spreadsheets, index cards, a notebook, anything?

I have a Library Thing account that I started a couple of years ago but I don't use it anymore. I'm pretty good at keeping up with what I have and don't have so I haven't felt the need to continue cataloging my books. I keep up with what I've read in a txt. document on my computer instead and that works much better for me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Every Month is a Holiday Challenge

I joined this really cool reading challenge back in September that runs from January- December of 2008 called The “Every Month is a Holiday” Challenge. If you think about it, every day is a celebration for someone so there are lots of things to choose from and the main page lists quite a few choices. I finally got around to figuring out my list of what I’m reading for the challenge and why I’m reading that certain book will be in parentheses:

January- The Complete Tales of Pooh by A. A. Milne (Milne’s birthday)
February- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (Dickens’ birthday)
March- Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel by Judith and Neil Morgan (Dr. Seuss’ birthday)
April- Puttin’ on the Grits by Deborah Ford (Southern Belle Month)
May- Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto (Hepburn’s birthday)
June- The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma Lanes (Sendak’s birthday)
July- E. B. White: A Biography by Scott Elledge (White’s birthday)
August- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Homeless Animal Day)
September- The Roald Dahl Treasury by Roald Dahl (Dahl’s birthday)
October- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Halloween)
November- Thanksgiving Day by Janet Evanovich (Thanksgiving
December- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Christmas)

I can’t wait to start!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ToT-10 Things You Want for Christmas

This is my first time participating in Ten on Tuesday. Below are 10 things I would like to have for Christmas:
  1. Gift Cards: Target & Borders
  2. New Scanner/Printer
  3. Disney Treasures DVD: The Chronicles of Donald Vol. 1-3
  4. A Pretty Disney Snowglobe (Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan)
  5. Disney's So Dear to My Heart DVD
  6. The Animated Movie Guide by Jerry Beck
  7. CSI: Miami Season 3-5
  8. A Pretty, White-Gold Necklace
  9. Pedicure & Facial
  10. Cold Case DVD Seasons

There you have it! I won't get half of these things this Christmas but there's always next year!

Vintage Fruity Pebbles Commercial:

Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Song:

You can check out the other players, or play along yourself here.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A New Post and a Christmas Cartoon

I finally got my How the Grinch Stole Christmas post up today!

Captain & the Kids- The Captain's Christmas:

Scary Looking Santa but Cute Commercial:

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas Cartoon

Here's a sweet Happy Harmonies cartoon called The Pups Christmas:

Photo Hunters-Long

Today's Theme is Long

I chose this photo because my hair was incredibly long and thick when I was in high school. This was taken shortly after I put that wash out dye stuff on my hair for the first time... they lied, it didn't wash out!

Go here to join the fun every Saturday!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Five Things Meme

I got this Meme from Literary Feline

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Moving
2. Settling into my new 5th (or was it 6th?) grade class
3. Getting ready for my 11th birthday
4. Making friends
5. Reading of course!

5 Things on my T0-Do List today:
1. Vaccum
2. Finish Cleaning the Kitchen
3. Watch some of my TiVo'd shows
4. Make hubby buy the last online Christmas present
5. Go to bed early

5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Move back to Georgia
2. Buy my dream house.
3. Put away for retirement.
4. Go on a 3 month long vacation to Disneyland, Ireland, & wherever hubby wants to go
5. Take care of my parents and send them on vacation too

5 Things I'll never wear again (or have never worn):
1. Spiked heels
2. Turtleneck
3. Big. baggie gothic clothes
4. Leather pants
5. Uncomfortable wooden wedges

5 Favorite Toys:
1. Books
2. My computer
3. Movies
4. Record Player
5. My LibraryPeace on Earth:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Prince Caspian Trailer

I know it's not Christmas related but like I said earlier, I'm reading all of the Chronicles of Narnia for the first time and I'm almost finished with Prince Caspian. The Disney movie version of it will be coming out in May of next year!!!

The trailer for it is already out:

Booking Through Thursday-OOP

This week’s question is suggested by Island Editions:

Do you have a favourite book, now out of print, that you would like to see become available again?

Yes, and I've actually recently blogged about it. The book is Scruffy by Jack Stoneley. I have it and it's a wonderful story (it was even made into a TV movie) but it's so hard to find! There was also a book I read as a child called Travel Far, Pay No Fare by Anne Lindbergh that I loved as well (it was published in 1992). I lucked out and got a copy in great condition but I'd love to see these re-released.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Happy Birthday...

Oh I almost forgot! Today is one of my most favoritest people in the whole world's birthday!
Happy Birthday Walt! You are missed.

"Adults are only kids grown up, anyway."~ Walt Disney

Walt's 84th Birthday Celebration (1985):

Book Binge Christmas Contest

* The ladies over on Book Binge are giving you a chance to win an eBookwise eReader*

The Christmas Season is upon us and we have one burning question: Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Regardless of your answer, we are inviting our lovely readers a chance to win an eBookwise eReader!

All you have to do is answer a few simple (okay, 10) questions on your blog/journal and leave the link to your Meme in this post. If you don't have a blog or journal, you can email us your answers. The winner will be chosen on January 5th, so you can enter up until 11:59pm on January 4th.

Merry Christmas!

Casee, Holly, Isabel & Rowena

Christmas Meme:

1. What is your favorite Christmas romance to re-read each year?
I'm always reading a new Christmas book every year, I don't have time to re-read much!

2. What is your favorite Christmas movie/show?
I love all of the Christmas specials that come on every year and I make sure I watch almost every one of them too! My favorite Christmas movie though is It's a Wonderful Life

3. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

The homemade ones! I usually bake quite a few different kinds this time of year (the oatmeal raisin cookies I made last year were the best).

4. When do you start Christmas shopping?
After Thanksgiving Day-December 22

5. Do you re-gift?
Never had to yet!

6. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Oh so many! I keep a steady playlist going from first thing in the morning to late at night. I've always been partial to Silver and Gold and White Christmas though.

7. When do you get your Christmas tree?
Different times. I haven't gotten mine yet.

8. Wrapping presents: Love it or hate it?
Hate it. I'm so glad my husband is good at it!

9. Who is the hardest person to buy for?
My dad! He has almost everything he could ever want.

10. Christmas tree: Real or artificial?
Never had an artificial one yet.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog for this Meme and urge all your readers who might participate to do the same. If we don't see the link, your name won't be entered. For those readers who don't have a blog of their own, you may answer the questions in the comment section here (on their blog), or email us your answers.

The winner will be chosen at random on January 5th, and your prize will be mailed within a week after the winner emails us w/ their snail mail address. Because the prize is large, shipping will be regular ground, which may take longer than usual. Our Canadian readers may enter, but shipping will take even longer for them.

Unfortunately, *international readers (besides Canada) can't enter. We apologize for this, but it can't be helped, as eBookwise isn't approved for sale outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Thanks for Visiting Yesterday

Wow there sure were a lot of people here yesterday! Hope everyone enjoyed my post for the 2007 Advent Calender. I loved visiting all of the people's sites too. I'd like to continue putting up Christmas videos the rest of the month. I'm doing a bit of cleaning today but later on I hope to get up at least one post (I'm so far behind!) done sometime soon.

I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardbrobe by C.S. Lewis last night for the first time and really liked it so I'm looking forward to talking about that soon too. I'm amazed at how closely the Disney film (made last year) sticks to the story. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Enjoy Bing and Frank:

You Are a Cranberry and Popcorn Strung Tree

Christmas is all about showcasing your creative talents.
From cookies to nicely wrapped presents, your unique creations impress everyone.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What is it about December that makes everyone (well as long as you’re not a last-minute shopper) a little more cheerful? Is it the music? The family you get to see? The presents? The goodies?

December means all of those things to me and more. I was born during this month (the 20th), my great-grandmother was born during this month (the 15th), and several of my friends also celebrate birthday’s during December too. One of them on Christmas Day! So as you can tell, I’ve always done a lot of celebrating during the holidays.

This is the time of the year when my husband and I always go back home to Georgia for the whole two weeks he’s off work (have I mentioned I love the company he works for?). My mom and I spend days baking up a storm to give tins of homemade goodies to all her friends and my in-laws. Homemade fudge (chocolate and peanut butter), peanut brittle, divinity.... you name it, we’ve probably made it.

We also spend the whole month watching tons of Christmas specials and movies. Of course there’s the must-see How the Grinch Stole Christmas (look for a post on this later this week over at Ladytink’s Neverland) but what else has everyone been watching lately? How about reading? I’m currently in the middle of the anthology Holiday’s Are Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu, & Vicki Pettersson and my mom is reading Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews.

Oh and don’t forget our furry friends this Christmas! Holiday plants like holly and mistletoe are poisonous and the white sap in poinsettias can cause severe stomach problems as well so be careful and have a Merry Christmas!

Tom and Jerry-The Night Before Christmas:

Perry Como- It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas:

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1948):

~Please visit the other blogs taking part in the Advent Calender!
3 December- Marg (Reading Adventures)
4 December - Valentina (Valentina's Room)
5 December - Melissa (Book Nut)
6 December - Laura (Musings)
7 December - Wendy (Caribousmom)
8 December - Nymeth (Things Mean A Lot)
9 December - Raidergirl (An Adventure in Reading), Chris (Stuff as Dreams are Made on)
10 December - Dewey (The Hidden Side of a Leaf)
11 December -Suey (It's All About Books)
12 December - Chris (Book-a-rama)
13 December - Jill (The Well-Read Child)
14 December - Robin (A Fondness for Reading)
15 December - Alyssa (By The Book)
16 December - Rachel (A Fair Substitute for Heaven)
17 December - Literary Feline (Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
18 December - Dev (Good Reads)
19 December - Callista (S.M.S. Book Reviews)
20 December - Tiny Little Librarian (Tiny Little Librarian)
21 December - Carla (Carla Nayland Historical Fiction)
22 December - Carolyn Jean (The Trillionth Page)
23 December - Booklogged (A Reader's Journal)
24 December - Kailana (The Written World) / Carl V. (Stainless Steel Droppings)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lurkers/ Advent Calender

Wow I've had a ton of lurkers today! Don't be afraid to leave comments so I can come visit you. I promise I won't bite! I managed to get a post up today on The Fluppy Dogs and I've decided to stop posting links behind the pictures because not many people find them.

I hope everyone is enjoying the 2007 Advent Calender so far! I'm already getting stage fright. I've got a few holiday videos I'm going to share tomorrow but I think I'm going to start early with this Pluto short:

Pluto's Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Joined Photo Hunters

Today I joined the "Photo Hunters" hosted by Tnchick. So from now on, every Saturday I'll post a picture that respresents that weeks' theme. Sounds like fun right?! I'm too late for this week but next weeks theme is Long. Now I just have to find something that will work...

Oh and don't forget to check back on the third when I'll be blogging about something Christmasy for the 2007 Advent Calender!

While I'm thinking about it, I'd like to bestow this award upon a few bloggers:

Literary Feline @ Musings of a Bookish Kitty

J. Kaye Oldner @ J. Kaye's Book Blog
Thank you ladies for visiting me so often here!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Grouching About TV, Etc.

Have I mentioned lately that I hate re-runs? Well, re-runs that I've already seen anyway. What I hate even more is the fact that quite a few shows won't be back on until January and the network doesn't even bother to put up re-runs! Instead they completely replace them with holiday specials. It's about time that someone recognized that people still love the old things like How the Grinch Stole Christmas but really, did they have to steal Grey's Anatomy to do it (which reminds me, The Polar Express will be on ABC tonight)?

Anyway, sorry... I finished another book for the Four-Legged Friends Challenge and the Newbery Award Challenge last night when I read Sounder by William H. Armstrong. It's been years since I first read it and I still don't know what to think about it! I've got a few things ahead of it, but I'll write up a post soon.

As you may have noticed, I've only been watching and posting animated Disney films and that's because I wanted to watch the live-action in chronological order as well but not only are there almost a billion of them, but a lot are difficult to find. I'll continue to post about the animated works in the correct order but don't be surprised if the next thing I post over there is something about Pollyanna. Or maybe I'll start posting anything that's not animated over on the Movieholic blog? Don't know but you can better believe some posts on Christmas specials are coming up soon!

I just had to share what I'm using as a background for my computer this year:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

2007 Advent Calender/ Online Book Groups

Kaliana's Written World is doing an Advent Calender for December this year and I'm participating on the 3rd. I haven't decided what I'm going to do my post on but since my blogs are about books and movies I guess that's the direction I'll take. There is plenty of time left to sign up if anyone wants to!

I've mentioned on my blogs before that I'm part of a few online reading groups. I've recently had to delete myself from a few because I couldn't find the time to participate but I'm looking forward to what we're reading in December (starting with the one I'm a moderator for):

The Chick Lit Cafe- The Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
Children's Books of Yesterday- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Book Crossing Reading Group- Inheart by Cornelia Funke & Persuasion by Jane Austen
Witch Novels-The Burning Times by Jeanne Kalogridis
The Reading Loft- The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
Cafe Libri- Undecided

All of the groups are friendly and always happy to have new members so if any of the books above sound like fun please come and join in our discussion!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Reading Challenges

Third post and already I haven't got a clue of what to write about! I'm enjoying all of the early Christmas festivity going around on the blogs I visit daily. December seems to be here already doesn't it?

I'd like to participate in another reading challenge soon or for next year so if anyone knows of any good ones please let me know! I recently finished one of the books for the Four-Legged Friends Reading Challenge. Here's the complete list of what I'll be reading:

1. Kävik the Wolf Dog by Walt Morey
2. Sounder by William H. Armstrong
3. Scruffy by Jack Stoneley

I've really got to get on the ball because the challenge ends in February and I've only read two books on my list! I really hope that it will become an annual thing.

I'm also participating in the Newbery Award Challenge but I've been hung up on the 1922 winner The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon.

**In other news, I wrote up a post on His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell today. I really enjoyed the film (it was the first time I'd ever seen it) and it made me want to see Bringing Up Baby again.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Day After Thanksgiving Madness

Well I did the whole "shop-to-you-drop" or in my case shop-to your-feet-scream-in-agony today. I actually had a lot of fun and got some good things: DVDs, clothes, the new Disney Scene-It Second Edition, more DVDs, and a few books of course! For some odd reason my husband wants one of those TomTom navigation thingies so I got dragged to a few stores that I have no interest in and he still didn't buy the thing lol! I picked up some of those milk chocolate with white chocolate filling Holiday Lindor Truffles as a treat for all that running around. So heavenly!

Mind you, we all got up around 4am to do all this. Crazy I know, but some people actually camped out at the Best Buy last night!!! And boy was it cold. At least everyone I saw today weren't those crazy people you always hear about. Needless to say I wanted a nap when I got home though.

For those of you not entirely Wind in the Willow-ed out yet, I have a new post on the 1983 Cosgrove Hall stop-motion film that later became a TV series. Don't worry! Only a few more left and then I'll be through with the Wind in the Willows for good.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving or as I like to say, Happy Turkey Day! I won't be around too much this weekend so I'll leave you with what T*mmy over at My Gentle Retreat posted a few days ago. I just love it:

Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned - the dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with anticipation,
The thought of a snack became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,

Till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees....
Happy eating to all---pass the cranberries please!

~~Author Unknown.~~

Hope everyone has a yummy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hello everyone! I figure it's about time that I got around to getting to know everyone a little better. My name is Jen and I live in Mississippi with my husband Darren and our two cats Jarren and Sunshine. I'm also the proud owner of The Movieholic & Bibliophile's Blog and Ladytink's Neverland (or Ladytink's Happy Place). As you can tell by looking at my blogs they are only posts of movies and books. I've never posted personal stuff about me there (or fun stuff like meme's either!) so that is where this blog comes in. I can't promise that I'll update all of the time, or that this will even last that long but I'm willing to give it a try!