Month: February 2016

Movie Musical Challenge – South Pacific

Posted February 8, 2016 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 3 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge – South Pacific

For this Movie Musical Challenge I’ve made a list of 15 musicals that I haven’t yet seen and probably ought to have. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. Today is the turn of South Pacific. So the first movie for the challenge is the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific (1958), starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr and Juanita Hall. There were quite a few songs that I knew, even though I hadn’t watched the musical before, including  “There Is Nothing Like a Dame”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and “Happy Talk”, which I think made the film better as I was looking forward to them and knew that, however badly, I could sing along to. South Pacific is set during the war, but it is only towards the end that we get any real impact that the war has. Instead South Pacific mainly deals with contentious issues of inter-racial relationships and racial prejudice, which was quite daring at the time and (hopefully!) sat as uncomfortable with the audience as it does now with […]

Review and Giveaway: The Faithful Couple by A. D. Miller

Posted February 4, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review and Giveaway: The Faithful Couple by A. D. Miller

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Faithful Couple by A.D. Miller Published by Abacus on February 4, 2016 Genres: Fiction Pages: 320 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Turn a betrayal inside out and you found its opposite, a secret and a bond. Perhaps that was what friendship came down to: a lifelong, affectionate mutual blackmail. Neil and Adam, two young men on the cusp of adulthood, meet one golden summer in California and, despite their different backgrounds, soon become best friends. Buton a camping trip in Yosemite they lead each other into wrongdoing that, years later, both will desperately regret. Their connection holds through love affairs, fatherhood, the wild successes and unforeseen failures of booming London, as power and guilt ebb between them. Then the truth of that long-ago night emerges. What happens when you discover that the friendship you can’t live without was always built on a lie? Today I am super excited […]

Review: Day Four by Sarah Lotz

Posted February 2, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Day Four by Sarah Lotz

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Day Four by Sarah Lotz Series: The Three #2 Published by Hodder & Stoughton on May 21, 2015 Genres: Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Pages: 352 Format: Hardback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Four planes. Three survivors. One message. It seemed like the end of the world… but it wasn’t. This, however, just might be. The extraordinary, unforgettable sequel to The Three – perfect for fans of The Shining Girls, The Passage and Lost. Four days into a five day singles cruise on the Gulf of Mexico, the ageing ship Beautiful Dreamer stops dead in the water. With no electricity and no cellular signals, the passengers and crew have no way to call for help. But everyone is certain that rescue teams will come looking for them soon. All they have to do is wait. That is, until the toilets stop working and the food begins to run out. When the […]