This is one of my favorite times of the year. Spring has returned, and she’s brought her best friends with her: birds, buds, and every shade of green known to humankind. On her coattails rides another, albeit lesser, reason to be a little giddy…
As usual, I am terribly excited to read everyone’s entries. The diversity, passion, and intelligent commentary participants bring to this blogathon is truly extraordinary. The #charactercrush phenomenon is universal AND so much fun, y’all.
As for my 2019 choice? Behold…
Can you guess who?
My co-host, the brilliant Ruth of Silver Screenings, has posted all of the details on her site. If you have a question that we haven’t already addressed, please head to the comments with your enquiry.
Ready to sign up? Leave a comment here, on Silver Screenings, or send a tweet to @925screenings.
See ya in June.
PS-Ruth outdid herself on the banners this year. You can find all four options on her official blogathon announcement post.
Only five days away!
Yes, it’s almost time for another round of crush-sharing! We hope you’re as excited as we are, which is to say we kind of feel like this right now…
We have to go work on our RI post now (oh, Artie Gordon!), but we’ll see you on the 8th!
Thanks to Ruth of Silver Screenings for being our fab co-host!
A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates.
- TITLE: GENE AUTRY AND THE REDWOOD PIRATES
- AUTHOR: BOB HAMILTON
- ILLUSTRATOR: ERWIN L. HESS
- YEAR PUBLISHED: 1946
- WHITMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
- “AN ORIGINAL STORY FEATURING GENE AUTRY FAMOUS MOTION PICTURE STAR AS THE HERO”
- AUTHORIZED EDITION
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
Look. at. the. title. Who could resist this book? Not this gal! I collect “novels” based on 1960s television shows (Dr. Kildare, The Patty Duke Show, etc.); this is just another, earlier, iteration of that concept.
Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody– that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough– beauty…”–Louise Brooks
The extraordinarily gifted and intelligent Louise Brooks– dancer, actor, and writer–was born on 14 November 1906. May she never be forgotten.
More banners for June’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon!
As promised, here are banners three and four for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon! Keep your eyes out for the final two banners.
Reel Infatuation 2017-Ty Power
Reel Infatuation 2017-Elizabeth Taylor
Have you signed up for the blogathon yet? It’s not too late! Go here for more information.
See you in June.
I definitely have a book “problem.” In my defense, I bought this with a gift certificate I received for Christmas (from The Chef, of course).