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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Books, TV, and Movies

Good morning, dear friends.  Happy day-after-the- Fourth-of-July.  I hope that you enjoyed your holiday.

Yesterday, our dear friends, Annie and Bob invited us to attend their local parade and have lunch at their charming home.

I've written a couple of posts chronicling the charm and beauty of the town of Hingham.  You can read them here and here.

Throw a little red, white and blue into this picturesque town, and it looks like a movie set.

We also ran into a celebrity.

Ought oh...
Either this officer liked the Mister's new shirt or he recognized his face from a Wanted poster. 


As promised, here is my last post until September covering this Summer's entertainment.

This book got great reviews.  Unfortunately, I just could not get into it.  It was slow in the beginning and dragged in the middle.   I finally gave up.

I loved Mary Kubica's past books, Pretty Baby and Don't You Cry, and The Good Girl.  I'm halfway through listening to her latest novel and I am not disappointed.  Btw... The Good Girl ebook is on sale on Amazon for $1.99.

I received an advanced copy or B.A. Paris' latest novel.  She wrote another one of my favorites, Behind Closed Doors.   It's jam packed with suspense and twists and turns.  I'm about midway through, and it's hard to put down.

This novel is set in Maine and traces the lives of a family in the aftermath of a tragedy.  The Salt House is next on my reading list.

Karen Slaughter seldom disappoints when it comes to thrillers.  This is on my audible list.  Scary books make me walk faster.


I really enjoyed The Woman in Cabin 10.
I have high hopes for this one being as good.


This novel is inspired by a real-life scandal centering around stolen children sold to wealthy families.  The majority of reviews are 5-star.



An aging, reclusive Hollywood starlet hires a writer to tell her story.  This one sounds like it is right up my alley. 



Three grandmas decide to ditch their humdrum lives and move to Greece for a year.  
It sounds like The Golden Girls meet My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Save me a seat.


One of my readers is an author and sent me a couple of books that she wrote.  The Time Seekers is recommended for children of the fourth grade and up, although adults have enjoyed it as well. It has gotten rave reviews and has been described as pure unadulterated escapism and captivating.  

Rumor has it that the story is as cute as its cover.  The Fantastic Adventures of Sammy and Mr. Chips has been described as delightful and the perfect read for animal lovers of all ages.  Another great read if you are looking for Summer reading for your child and even you. 

Odd Mom Out is the only scripted Bravo show that I enjoy.  
Lucky for me, it's coming back this month.


I don't watch this show, but I know a lot of people will be happy to know that Game of Thrones will be back in July.


Suits is one of our favorite shows of all time.  The writing is razor sharp, and acting couldn't be better.  The Mister and I are counting the minutes until Harvey and Mike are back in town.


No doubt about it, Ray Donovan is very entertaining.  If you haven't seen it, Ray is a "fixer" for the wealthy and the entitled in California.  Lots of dirty words, some gore, and a splash of inappropriate scenes are plentiful in this show.  
Don't say I didn't warn you.


The Mister and I have been binge-watching Billions and really enjoying it.


One of my sweet readers, Tricia, emailed me to let me know that the latest season of Offspring is finally on Netflix.
I love all the quirky characters in this show.  If you're looking for a cute show to binge watch, I recommend this one.

Demi just keeps getting younger.
I only hope the movie is as good as the trailer.

This film looks like a good one with a touching message.
You might need a tissue or two.

The Mister and I share a love for mob movies. I've seen every film ever made about John Gotti, and it looks like I'm going to see another one.

I hope you all have a wonderful Summer.
See you in September.
In the meantime, 
I'll be checking in on Instagram.

Until next time...

J. Crew

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