Month: December 2016

Movie Musical Challenge – White Christmas

Posted December 7, 2016 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 0 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge – White Christmas

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 White Christmas. So the eleventh movie for the challenge is White Christmas (1954), starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Some of my favourite songs include ‘White Christmas’, ‘Sisters’, ‘Gee I Wish I Was Back in the Army’ and ‘The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing’. At first when I started watching I did wonder why people said this film was so good, it didn’t grab me, in fact it very much bored me. But after about 30mins the film hit me with its goodness. There is something simplistically wonderful and magical about this movie, that proves anything can be done if you put your mind to it. This is the perfect Chrismassy musical to watch with all the family due to the silly capers and laughs along the way. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to […]

Monthly Round-up! November 2016

Posted December 6, 2016 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! November 2016

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up November 2016. Currently reading:   Reviews:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: A new year and a new challenge. This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy.  This month I reviewed  an incredible 4 musicals – including the divine Meet Me In St. Louis, the charismatic Easter Parade, the moving Oklahoma! and finally Kiss Me Kate. As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve pledged to read 100 books! And so far have managed to read 75 books. I’m 6 behind which is terrible and I’m not sure how I will recover. But this is a small improvement on last month so keep your fingers crossed for me that I can keep going! So what do you think of my round-up November 2016? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. […]

Review: The Reading Group: January by Della Parker

Posted December 5, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Reading Group: January by Della Parker

The Reading Group: January by Della Parker Published by Hachette UK on December 1, 2016 Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction, Novella, Romance Pages: 133 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads ‘Brims with laughs, love, family and friendship. You will love this heartwarming read!’ Trisha Ashley. Meet the Reading Group: six women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don’t forget the glass of red! Anne-Marie has always considered herself a bit of a matchmaker – never mind that she’s only got one real success under her belt. And this year she’s determined to up her game: Little Sanderton’s singles could certainly benefit from her expertise! But while Anne Marie thinks she knows what’s best for everyone else, her own life couldn’t be less of a fairytale romance. Between looking after her cranky father and running her own business, she doesn’t have time for a relationship. Her friends in the Reading Group know better though: after all, love […]

Review: A Christmas in Disguise by Katie Fforde

Posted December 2, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: A Christmas in Disguise by Katie Fforde

Katie Fforde’s Winter Collection by Katie Fforde Published by Cornerstone Digital on November 3, 2016 Genres: Chick-lit, Christmas, Fiction, Novella Pages: 64 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads The perfect companion for your cosy Christmas – a bumper bundle of wonderfully romantic stories from Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde. Turn on the Christmas lights, curl up on the sofa and immerse yourself in the deliciously readable world of Katie Fforde. Includes two full length novels, Highland Fling and The Rose Revived, as well as three delightful short stories: Staying Away at Christmas, From Scotland With Love and A Christmas in Disguise. *****Highland Fling: When ‘Virtual Assistant’ Jenny Porter’s boyfriend accuses her of being impulsive, soft-hearted and unbusinesslike, dashing off to Scotland to sort out a failing mill for one of her clients may not be the best way of proving him wrong. And promising to help run a mobile burger bar before she’s even found her feet doesn’t help matters. When she finds herself determined to save the mill – whatever her client’s wishes – it seems […]