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review 2018-01-24 23:30
Book Review: Forever Liesl
Forever Liesl - Charmian Carr,Jean A.S. Strauss

Book: Forever Liesl

 

Author: Charmian Carr

 

Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir/Film

 

Summary: The magic of The Sound of Music lives on in the minds and hearts of everyone it has touched. Now, Charmian Carr, who in 1965 captivated moviegoers as Liesl "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" von Trapp, tells what it was like to be a part of the film that has become a cultural phenomenon. It's all here: from how she got the role (and why she almost didn't) to romances on the set and wild nights in Salzburg; from the near-disaster during the gazebo dance to her relationships - then and now - with her six celluloid siblings. Charmian also reveals why she left acting, what she learned when she met the real von Trapp children, and how The Sound of Music has helped her get through the stormy times in her own life. Forever Liesl celebrates the spirit of the movie and what it stands for: family love, romance, inspiration, nostalgia, and the joy and power of music. -Penguin Books, 2000.

 

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text 2017-12-02 01:21
16 Festive Tasks - Square 3 - St. Martin's Day
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons - Kevin Hart,Neil Strauss

Kevin Hart's hilarious memoir, I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons, includes multiple stories of Kevin Hart searching for and getting new jobs, so I'm using it for square 3.

 

 

Book themes for St. Martin’s Day: Read a book set on a vineyard, or in a rural setting, –OR– a story where the MC searches for/gets a new job. –OR– A book with a lantern on the cover, or books set before the age of electricity. –OR– A story dealing with an act of selfless generosity (like St. Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar).

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review 2017-09-12 00:03
Murder on the SS Rosa
Murder on the SS Rosa: a cozy historical mystery - a novella (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 1) - Lee Strauss

This is a prequel novella that I picked up as a kindle freebie awhile back.

 

It was actually quite cute. The series is set in the early 1920's and features a woman named Ginger Gold and her friend Haley Higgins. Ginger is a 30 year old widow who lost her husband in the war. Haley was Ginger's late father's nurse, and the two struck up a friendship. Ginger also had some involvement in the war herself as an operative of some type.

 

This novella (183 pages, according to my kindle) finds Ginger and Haley on a ship their way to London. Ginger is going to settle her father's estate, and Haley to further her medical studies.

 

Along the way the ship's captain winds up dead, and Ginger, along with Haley, and the dashing Inspector Basil Reed sets out to discover the murderer.

 

Oh! And there's a doggie named Boss (short for Boston)!

 

Ginger does put me in the mind of Phryne Fisher, and according to the author, she was influenced by the Miss Fisher tv series, so I guess maybe she was supposed to.

 

 

 

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text 2017-09-11 23:44
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Murder on the SS Rosa: a cozy historical mystery - a novella (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 1) - Lee Strauss

Fortunately, I took my kindle to work today, and actually had a bit of free time for once, so I got a good chunk of this read.

 

Came home and finished it up.

 

 

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text 2017-09-11 02:12
Reading progress update: I've read 19%.
Murder on the SS Rosa: a cozy historical mystery - a novella (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 1) - Lee Strauss

Ok, so I'm using this one for Cozy Mystery. Night of the Living Deed will be used for Ghost.

 

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