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A Few of My Favorite Things

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As a new blogger, I realize I should continue to share more about my self.  When thinking of a way to do this, the song from one of my favorite musicals came to mind: "A Few of My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.  And, my, my, do I have quite a few favorite things!  People who know me well tell me often enough that I am rather indecisive.  It is very, very, VERY hard for me to pick a favorite out of any category.  But, for the sake of this post, I will try.

I'll start out by stating that my favorite color has always been and always will be PINK.  Any shade from coral to rose to magenta.  Some people could actually define me  by that color because there are few among my acquaintance that find it at all attractive (which I fail to understand).  Alright, now that that's out of the way...



One of the first things I love are books.  If you are a bibliophile like myself, you know the sweet sensation of opening a brand new book. The smell of the fresh, unread page…

Love & Friendship: A Review

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After much anticipation, I watched Love & Friendship, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.  I hardly knew what to expect going into it, but after it ended I was wiping away tears of laughter!  Yes, the movie is hysterical.  I can't think of a period drama, no matter how witty, that has ever made me laugh as hard as Love & Friendship.

        When I finished reading all of Jane Austen's novels (some more than just once), I began reading her shorter works.  I started Lady Susan, but, what with school and other books also on my plate, it has been rather neglected.  However, the movie was true to what I have read so far.
(And I do intend to finish it, and read the actual "Love and Friendship" novella.)

        Love & Friendship, directed by Whit Stillman, follows the manipulative, flirtatious Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) as she goes from place to place casting her spell over everyone and stirring up trouble.  She leaves Lang…

Life's Questions Tag

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It seems I should do an all about me post so you can get to know me better.  So here we go.  I decided to use this tag from Ruth @ Amongst Spring Blossoms.




Life's Questions Tag

1. How many brothers and sisters do you have?   
Just two sisters.

2. Are you the eldest of the children? If not, what number are you then?
I am the eldest, yes.

3. Do you collect/save stuff?
Yes!  I really collect books.  But I do save pretty much everything that has the least little bit of meaning to me.

4. Do you have a job?
I am actually still looking for my ideal first job.

5. How do you celebrate your birthday?
First, I get a homemade breakfast in bed and the day off from school (homeschool).  In the evening, my mom makes my favorite dinner and a delectable cake, and afterwards I open my gifts and cards.  The day after my birthday, my dad takes me to a restaurant of my choice for a special date.

6. Do you have your own bedroom or do you share it?
I have my own room.

7. How late do you go to bed?
It really depends …