Saturday, June 6, 2015


I'm pleased to share that despite having no earthly idea of what I was doing, plants are starting to pop up all over the yard. Yay!  Keeping my fingers crossed that they'll continue to thrive, but admittedly I have a purple thumb.(lol) After ignoring just about everything else in life, I finished Making Faces by Amy Harmon and have found a new best friend.  Expertly written, I had the opportunity to embark on a thought-provoking journey with Ambrose, Fern and a host of other must meet characters.  

What happens when everything about a person is absolutely perfect, then abruptly, with one single act, everything changes?  That's the haunting theme for this romance, and while reading, you may easily be reminded of Beauty and the Beast. Yet as you continue to delve in, this tale will methodically point out its realism, then rope you in.   As you know, once I fall in love with a new author, I'm driven to pick up all the other books she or he has ever written, and this is no different.  Thanks to Kelly M. for passing on this treasure!

We may never totally agree on whether the movie or the book is better, but when it comes to box office hits, the numbers can't be disputed.   According to Forbes, one name keeps popping up fairly regularly on the list, and true fans won't be surprised.

Marvel's The Avengers                                         $ 1.52 Billion
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - Part 2         1.34 Billion
Iron Man 3                                                                1.22 Billion     Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King               1.12 Billion
The Dark Knight Rises                                              1.08 Billion
Jurassic Park                                                              1.03 Billion
Alice In Wonderland                                                 1.03 Billion
The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey                       1.02 Billion
Avengers: Age of Ultron                                            1.02 Billion
The Dark Knight                                                         1 Billion
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone                         975 Million
The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug                     960 Million
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - Part 1           960 Million
The Hobbit:  The Battle of the Five Armies              955 Million
Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix                  940 Million


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    1. Hanging my head in shame - have not seen that one and heard ikt was fantastic! Hugs...

  2. I have a purple thumb too. I killed an air plant for goodness sake!

    1. You and I should probably start a blog for the plant challenged, huh? (lol)

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    1. I know, right? Those are just t5he figures we know. I imagine those figures could be much higher! Hugs...

  4. Anytime I grow something someone destroys my I lurve all the movies on that list cept for Alice in Wonderland- I found that one to be a bit silly. How funny is it we both read Beauty and the Beast retellings?

    1. So faqr, I've been lucky, and nothing has come around to destroy them, but I fear that may change once they re4ally start to grow. (lol) I'll be sure to pass it on to let you know. Hugs...


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