Movies, Television

Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

A year ago I did 6 Movie Reviews in 100 Words or Less. Today, amid preparations for our annual "deep housecleaning" and continuing the long, hard slog of finishing Lionhearted 4.0 (finally hit the halfway point, thank goodness), I'm once again setting for myself this fun little summertime challenge! Here are four mini-reviews for you in 100… Continue reading Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

history, Television

The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

Last month, Eva of Coffee, Classics, & Craziness and Hamlette of Hamlette's Soliloquy announced they'd host a "blogathon" in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. They encouraged the blogging world to write about the Normandy landings, and if we liked, we could review books, movies, and TV shows on the subject. These articles would… Continue reading The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

Movies

Movie Review: “Dunkirk”

I first saw Dunkirk* last year while it was still in theaters. While I definitely enjoyed it, the experience was hampered by the fact that I still find some British accents hard to understand without subtitles (especially in loud action scenes) and the non-linear storytelling was confusing, even though my brother had warned me about it.… Continue reading Movie Review: “Dunkirk”

writing

NaNoWriMo 2018!

I hadn't intended on participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. After all, I already had my hands full with the third draft Lionhearted, not to mention ongoing pre-production for my next novel, Morleigh Hall.  But then on November 1, after watching excited announcements on Twitter from so many of my writing friends about how… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018!

Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole

Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole: WWII Re-Enactment!

I think I've pretty much established my passion for World War II history on this blog. It's been my favorite time period ever since I was little. So many of my favorite movies/TV shows revolve around it, our whole family vacation this year centered around walking in the footsteps of the famous Band of Brothers--and… Continue reading Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole: WWII Re-Enactment!

Movies

Movie Review: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Good morning and Happy Labor Day! After spending a glorious weekend at my aunt and uncle's lake house, sitting on the dock with the wind and waves, enjoying brownies and barbecue, baiting my own fishing hooks with LIVE SHRIMP and also baiting crab traps with FROZEN FISH with my bare hands (see how I rose… Continue reading Movie Review: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Movies

Movie Review: “Darkest Hour”

As an avid student of World War II history, I was so excited about finally getting to see Darkest Hour*, the latest in a long list of films about the legendary British prime minister Winston Churchill. "A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime… Continue reading Movie Review: “Darkest Hour”

Books, Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole

Book Review/Shout-Out: “How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers”

Last year, not long after I read and watched Band of Brothers for the first time, I found out about a Kickstarter project run by a descendant of one of Easy Company's most beloved medics. Chris Langlois, the grandson of Eugene "Doc" Roe, had an idea for a children's book about Easy Company and had started… Continue reading Book Review/Shout-Out: “How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers”