March 2, 2016

The Little Happinesses...


I just love the title of that book, don't you? It conjures up happy surprises and big smiles in my mind! :)

I've had a few things I wanted to mention to my lovely readers, but it's a quirky mix of articles, apps, movies, and all sorts of happy. With no other way to tell you about them (that I could think of at the moment), I just listed them all for you! Besides, so often it's just the little things, right? Little things worth gushing over in a big way. :) Onwards to the fun!

:: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ::
:: (the movie) ::
Y'all it is SO GOOD. I laughed and laughed through much of it. Yes, there's some gory parts (it is about zombies after all), but the ridiculousness of the whole scenario is just too fun and the gore is easily overlooked. I LOVED Lily James as Lizzy! She was feisty and witty and strong. And that famous first proposal that Darcy makes to Lizzy? Oh how I loved the way it went down in this movie! Lizzy reacted just the way I'd imagine she would, if she weren't so tied down to the perfect manners of the time. A zombie apocalypse has a way of stripping down the properness and letting characters be real. Well....as real as fictional characters can be, of course. ;)
 
 
:: Litsy ::
:: (the app) ::
Have y'all heard of this new app that's out? Lianne (from Eclectic Tales) introduced me to it. It's described at Instagram for booklovers. It's relatively easy to figure out, although I haven't done a whole lot with it yet. But if you care to join, look me up! I'm flowersquiet over there. I could use some more friends to join in! :)
 
 
:: The List App ::
:: (the app) ::
Yep, another app! It's lists. That's it, just lists. People list all kinds of things. From the crazy, to the funny, to the serious, to the heartwarming. It's a pretty fun (and nice!) group of listers over there. I've joined, but haven't interacted much. Therefore, I could use more friends over there as well! If you think you'd enjoy listing anyway. If you care to look me up, I'm flowersquiet. (Sadly it's only available for the iPhone, not Android.)
 
 
:: Learning to Mellow Like Marilla Cuthbert ::
:: (the article) ::
The lovely Hamlette pointed this post out to me and it made me picture Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla herself. Modern Mrs. Darcy wrote the article and it's just a sweet look at Marilla's character arc over the course of Anne of Green Gables.
 
 
:: The Key to Extraordinary ::
:: (the book) ::
One of my favorite authors, Natalie Lloyd (remember how I gushed over A Snicker of Magic? :), just had a new book come out last week. It looks quite delightful! No, I have not read it yet, I've been too busy hugging it! (I mean, look at that cover, doesn't it just look huggable? ;) Plus I've had several books to finish for review. But! I do plan to read it soon! And so should you, if you enjoy middle grade books.
 
 
:: Northanger Abbey Read-Along ::
:: (the read-along) ::
And lastly, the always lovely Amber is hosting a read-along of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen during the month of March. Click over here for all the details! And won't you plan to join us? I've not ever read the book and have wanted to for years. (No excuse for why I haven't. None at all.) I told y'all that I wanted to conquer it this year and Amber was so kind to help me do that! I hear Mr. Tilney is a pretty great hero. Can't wait to find out! :)
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. I love random posts like this. I've heard of Listley. I'm going to cave. I just know it b

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    1. Jenny: Thanks! I've been using Litsy for a month or so now and while it's fun, I haven't done a whole lot with it. We'll see if I continue to use it or not. I'm still a bigger fan of Instagram I think. :)

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  2. Mr Tilney IS a pretty great hero. :-D I'm studying Northanger Abbey for school this year - so I'll definitely be checking out the readalong. :-)

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    1. Naomi: He is! I haven't finished the book yet (and it's already April! *wails*), but I have loved what I've read so far. I think he just might rival Captain Wentworth for top spot on my list of favorite heroes. He's pretty awesome! :D

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  3. I downloaded The List app, but never tried it - I'm on it now though! I think it could be fun :) I just tried downloaded Snap Chat and playing around with that...we'll see :)

    And yes to P&P + Zombies! I already pre-ordered it on Amazon - hah!

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    1. Jamie: Thanks for the follow on The List App (I know, I'm a month behind with the gratitude, yikes)! It's a fun app for sure! I was running out of room on my phone, so I deleted it a couple weeks ago, but I may just end up downloading it again. We'll see. :)

      Isn't P&P&Z awesome?! I AM SO READY FOR THE DVD TO COME OUT. Only two more months! :)

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  4. Litsy - Sounds interesting!!

    List App - This seems like it could help me remember everything I have to do. I should check it out.

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    1. Ganise: Both apps are fun. I haven't used either a great deal, but do enjoy jumping on and checking what everyone else is reading/listing. :)

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  5. Litsy sounds fun, but golly, I'm not sure I NEED another social media app to keep current. (Plus, it'd probably just be a repeat of my IG account.) Still... perhaps someday I'll cave and download it. ;)

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    1. Rissi: Oh, I hear you there, my friend! I am SO behind on my current social media stuff. Not to mention my blog reading and commenting! (As usual.) But it is a fun app. I haven't used it tons, but I enjoy jumping in and seeing what everyone else is reading currently. It's put a few more books on my radar too (as if we need any more, right? ;)

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  6. I'm so glad you like P&P&Z. I want to read the book this month so I can watch the movie when it comes out on Redbox. It looks like so much fun!

    And, yay for Litsy! I'm going to do a post about it for Bloggiesta to see if we can get more people to join us!

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    1. Jenni Elyse: P&P&Z is awesome!! I will say that from what I can tell the movie is a little different than the book, but that's to be expected, right? I am so ready for the dvd to come out so I can rewatch it again and again and again! Fun is definitely the word for it. :)

      That's a great idea! I haven't used the app tons, but I do like it. It would be fab to have more friends on there!

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  7. Glad to hear you enjoyed P&P&Z! =D

    Litsy's been a lot of fun so far, I think I've gotten a hang of what features it has and stuff. Again I'm not sure how often I'll be on it, though it hasn't stopped me so far from checking it rather frequently, lol xD

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    1. Lianne: The movie is SO awesome! :D

      I thought I'd use it a bit more than I have, but I do like it overall. Like you, I checked it pretty frequently in the beginning and now not quite as often. But the concept is fun! And I've had a few more books get on my radar, which is always a plus! (As if we need any more books on our towering TBRs, right? ;)

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