Tag: Oz

The Books that Shape Us

Cathy from 746 Books has started a series called The Books that Built the Blogger, and the idea is to talk about the books that have most influenced you.  I spent a few days thinking, but these are ones that immediately came to mind….

Retelling Other Writer’s Stories

Some of my favorite posts come out of Sunday morning conversations with my husband.  Yes, we do sit around on Sunday mornings reading the paper, drinking coffee, and discussing world events.  It’s old-school but I love it. I saw a Tweet from writer John…

It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

It’s Monday! is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It’s Monday, and I’m reading travel books about Australia!  Our big news is a semi-impulse trip to Australia in May.  I say semi because we’ve been thinking about it for a while…

Just a catch-up, tired-of-work, glad-it’s-Friday, ready-for-wine post …

Dear readers, friends, and family, I’m sorry about the lack of posting lately.  Everything’s all right, I’m just beat.  Had three lovely days in Southern California, then came back to three days of 10 hour workdays and mental exhaustion.  (You know I’m tired when…

If we could visit the places in our favorite books…

This week’s Literary Blog Hop, hosted by The Blue Bookcase, asks the question “what literary setting (time or place) would you most like to visit”? There are many places I’d love to visit, like Australia or South Africa or India, but those places aren’t…

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the movie, too

Last month I accidentally watched most of the movie The Wizard of Oz twice.  I say accidentally because when it comes on TV it’s apparently impossible for me to turn it off.  Now this is a movie I know backwards and forwards – when…

A Book (Series) That Changed My Life

First off, here’s wishing those of you who celebrate Christmas, a very merry Christmas!  My husband and I are off today to sunny warm Southern California.  Gifts are bought, I have the next 9 days off work, and I’m looking forward to some days…

Seven movies based on Wizard of Oz in production

At least one Oz-based movie has wrapped up production, called The Witches of Oz (see trailer here).  At the same time, there are at least four other Oz-related movies in planning, and none of them seem to have any interest in fidelity to the…

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