Melanie's Musings
February 14, 2014

Romantic Movies for 2014

Is it Valentine’s Day? Or Single’s Awareness Day?

Either way, I’m in the mood for watching some romance, and 2014 looks like it’ll be great for movies in that department. Here are four I’m especially excited about:

Winter’s Tale

What’s the best thing you’ve ever stolen?
I’m beginning to think I haven’t stolen it yet.

It’s Sybil from Downton Abbey! I’m really looking forward to seeing Jessica Brown Findley take on a new character. And ladies, the guy literally rides a white steed. I’m going to watch Winter’s Tale this evening with friends, and I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

The Fault in Our Stars

I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories.

Finally, a John Green movie. I’ve only read Paper Towns and probably won’t read TFiOS before it comes out on June 6. I’m trying not to feel guilty about that.

The Song


I can’t sing that song, Shel, that’s her song.

Based on the life of Solomon, this movie has got romance and a lot more, like passion, courage, and failure.

In Secret

Why did we kill him?

O.O What the heck? I have no idea what the movie’s resolution will be, and I’m surprised the trailer reveals so much, but I definitely want to find out.

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January 27, 2014

The Laziest Way to Read

It’s cold outside. If someone tries to drag me out from under my pile of blankets, she may sustain bodily harm. That kind of cold.

I’m feeling lazy, on top of cold. Which is why when I see these glasses, I think they’re kind of perfect.

Seriously. No more awkward five minute battles trying to get the pillow to rest perfectly behind my back! I’m willing to look like a complete doozy for comfort.

I wonder if they actually work.

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January 13, 2014

2014 Reading Challenges

My reading time needs some structure, and I’ve found the challenges that are gonna give me the help I need.

Chill Baby, Chill

Hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair, this challenge is incredibly easy. Read six books before March 20th.

I can’t say how many books I read in 2013, but I’d betcha it was less than 50. Super low, even for me. So, purposely carving out time to read and keeping track is the way for me to get back on the reading wagon.

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

I’m going to rescue a few of my books from their unloved, lonely state on my bookshelf. They will thank the gods for Bookish.

Bookshelf before bookstore- my new mantra.

Lord of the Rings Read-Along

I made a pact with myself quite a few years ago that I would never watch any adaptations of Tolkien’s work before I read the books. I’m determined to read the books first.

I finally got around to reading The Hobbit (let’s be honest, getting to watch Richard Armitage in the movie adaptations did a lot to finally getting around to it), and I’m feeling confident enough to tackle the read-along on tumblr.

Any reading challenges for you?

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