31 Days of Smallish Blogging

July Blogging Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 – A movie that makes me happy

This one is actually really hard for me, because quite frankly, I’m not much of a movie goer. The only time I’ve really gotten excited about going to see movies was when it was a long-awaited part of a franchise, preferably based off a book. The Harry Potter movies come to mind, as do The Lord of the Rings and The Hunger Games series. I also really love Star Wars. I’m one of those rare fans that actually appreciates what both the prequels and these new sequels are trying to do; even if the movies themselves were flawed (and come on folks, the original trilogy was flawed as hell – some perspective, please), there were still a lot of really good moments and really cool effects.

Going with something a bit more recent and something that has definitely made me very happy – The Greatest Showman. Yes, I know it’s about as historically accurate as a Disney princess, but come on! It’s got Hugh Jackman at his Hugh Jackman-est! It’s got Zac Efron and Zendaya being absolutely adorable! It’s got Keala Settle, a Broadway actress who I have gotten to see perform live, in a breakout performance. And it’s got amazing music that is nearly impossible to not sing along with.

I saw this several times in the theater, including one time at a sing-along viewing with a bunch of friends. It never fails to put a smile on my face.

Here’s the trailer, in case any one hasn’t seen it and is curious.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: July 3, 2018


Bringing back an old classing with Teaser Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you would like to play along!

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from one of my favorite books – Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Anathema hadn’t really made herself at home in the cottage. Most of her implements were piled up on the table. It looked interesting. It looked, in fact, as though a voodoo priest had just had the run of a scientific equipment store.

~ page 133

Anathema Device is just one of the many, many zany and wonderful characters in this book. I love it so much. Who knew the Apocalypse could be so much fun? I wrote a full review here, which I wrote way back in 2012. So it’s been a while, and I am thoroughly enjoying reading through it again.

Please leave your teasers in comments!