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Friday, March 4, 2016

March TV, Books, & Movies

Hello, dear friends.  This week whipped by.  I had a great lunch and did some shopping with my BFF, Anne and later in the week got a new snazzy hairdo.  Today we are expecting snow and next week temps are expected to be in the 60's.  Gotta love the Northeast.

This post covers some things that I am enjoying and look forward to in the month of March.



I have been watching Breathless on the treadmill.  It takes place in London in the 1960's.  It captures the glamour of the 1960's and is threaded with delicious intrigue.  Don't get too attached, though - it was not renewed for a second season.  Breaks my heart.


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I have probably seen Gone With the Wind twenty times. Granted, Mercy Street is not Gone with the Wind, but it is a mesmerising series that focuses on some very captivating characters.  





I have been watching The Americans since its beginning.  The show never wins awards, but I think it is one of the best series on TV.  The new season begins on March 16th. 



I didn't think today would ever come.  Guess what the Miser and I will be doing this weekend.



I was a little worried that this series was going to be cheesy, but to my relief, it's not.  It's actually pretty good.



I also enjoyed this biopic of the downfall of  Bernie Madoff.  Richard Dreyfus and Blythe Danner were fabulous in it. 



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I'm counting the minutes until March 25th when the sequel of My Big Fat Greek Wedding opens.  I know the sequel is never as good as the original, but I have high hopes for this one.



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I saw a trailer for this comedy in the theater.  It looks pretty cute.  I have loved Sally Field since The Flying Nun.  It opens on March 16th.


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I listened to this darling book on my walk.  It was  Anne's pick for book club and all the ladies loved it.



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I'm listening to this one now.  I love Mindy Kaling's sense of humor.  This book is as funny as her first one, which is rare.



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I'm reading this one now and enjoying it tremendously.  I have never read anything by Kate Morton before, but I look forward to catching up on all her past books.
  

The following five books are scheduled to be released this month and look interesting.



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Lies and Other Acts of Love is the next book that I am going to read.  I can hardly wait to dig my teeth into this one.  I positively adored Kristy's last book; Dear Carolina. It debuts on April 5th.  By the way, Kristy and her darling Mom write one of my favorite design blogs, Design Chic.


Do you have any shows, books, or movies to add to my list?


Until next time...










The Diary of a Real Housewife
Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the recommendations!!! Now if I can only find a few spare minutes to read or watch tv!! Have a fabulous weekend, my dear! I hope your dinner party is a smash! xoxoxo

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  2. Wow so much good information here! I am about to start reading Lies and other acts of love, and read a review on The Nest (extra brownie points because i love the cover) lol. Totally out of the TV loop so thanks for the crash course, we have been watching the newest reality show.....you know the one- THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES!!!! OMG, makes the housewives look like gentle little lambs:) Enjoy your weekend and our crazy weather!

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  3. Thanks for all the recommendations! I need some new things to listen to/watch. I didn't realize Frank Underwood was coming back this weekend - can't wait! I also was surprised that I like the OJ series as much as I do. I think John Travolta is doing a great job.

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    1. I totally agree, Gina. The whole cast is great. Have a good weekend.

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  4. I'm picking Where'd you go Bernadette for my book club's next read - I hope they like it! Did you know it's going to be a movie with Cate Blanchett as Bernadette?

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  5. Thank you
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  6. So many great recommendations...thank you! These will keep me busy adding to my library list and netflix queue for awhile. I couldn't get into Mercy Street, but loved Breathless. I will have to check out the Americans. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Wow! You are a font of entertainment knowledge! I love it! I cannot wait to check out all of these books! Kate Morton is fabulous, I love all of her books.

    Do you have a fitbit? If so let me know and I will be your virtual walking friend!

    Have a great weekend. I am sure that you look as beautiful as always with your new hairdo!

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  8. It's wonderful to have your tried-and-true entertainment recommendations to look forward to reading, watching, and listening to throughout the month!! Thank you for all of your inspirational posts! Hope you have a good weekend.

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  9. I read Bernadette for my book club. :)

    Just finished Lies and loved it!!

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  10. Tying to pop in and visit a few blogs here and there. I just added a couple of books to my MUST READ list. Enjoy your movies! xo Diana

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  11. I love the Americans and can't wait for the 16th - its a favorite of our, too! Thank you, thank you, my sweet friend for including Lies and Other Acts of Love and and for the compliment on Dear Carolina!! Happy weekend ~

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  12. I cannot wait for the new "Greek" movie to be out. I've informed my husband to keep that weekend open :)! I loved Where'd You Go Bernadette - such a different book. Hope you have a great weekend and don't get snowed in!

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  13. Ok so I just popped in for a sec before heading out the door for lunch with Mom. And I see that I'm going to have to come back for a revisit and a much longer linger. But. Have to ask - a snazzy new hairdo? Photos please. I remember you were commenting on that cute short hair cut of the gal at our table at BYBC. Like that? Oh, do share. Your public wants to knowwwwwww .... Off now - but I'll be back ...

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  14. I don't know how you do it all!! Shopping, a new hairdo, books, movies, the treadmill, your blog AND still maintaining your super model trophy wife status?!?!?? You are amazing! Can't wait to see the new 'do!

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  15. Wow you have been blogging a lot! I have a lot to catch up on. Loving this post and thanks for all of the ideas!
    My daughter and I are watching the OJ series and it isn't too bad. Trying to decide if I like John Travolta playing Robert Shapiro, though. Hmmm. Love Richard Dreyfuss so I will have to check out the show about Bernie and I always like anything Sally Field is in. Really enjoyed the Bernadette book.....I think it would make a fun movie! Just finished The Red Notebook....adorable! I hope you show us your haircut soon! Have a great week!

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  16. I love all of Kate Morton's books, but The House at Riverton is still my favorite. Thanks for the viewing tips too!

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  17. I can really recommend all of Kate Morton's books. Although most are set in England she is a Brisbane girl..which is where I live. I am always thrilled when I see how 'international' she is and always put a plug in for her. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks OneEnglishLady!! I can't wait to start another one of Kate Morton's books!

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