Sunday, August 28, 2011

Movie Review: Jane Eyre



I just got done watching the new Jane Eyre movie. I loved it. I didn’t have the highest expectations going into it. I’ve seen a couple other adaptations and wasn’t that impressed. I knew from the beginning that I would like this one though. The filming was better as well as the casting. I thought Mr. Rochester was perfect, I really liked him. I also liked Jane, although she still comes across a little more dreary than I imagine her in my mind. I thought Mr. Rochester and Jane had great chemistry together. The movie reminded me a little of North and South, which I also loved. Overall, very enjoyable and one I will soon be adding to my permanent collection.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Minor Adjustments by Rachael Renee Anderson




GoodReads Synopsis: Chicago businessman and bachelor Devon Pierce doesn't want to be appointed guardian of Australian four-year-old Ryan Caldwell - but Ryan's solicitor, Stella Walker, won't take no for an answer. Little does Devon know that this "minor" adjustment will grant him a future he never expected to have. Told in a fast-paced, poignant, and witty style, Minor Adjustments will take you on a journey filled with humor, growth, romance, and love.

Kathy’s Review: I really enjoyed this book! Since I don’t have as much time to read as I used to, I have to be a little more picky about the books that I read. Minor Adjustments was definitely worth the time. It was a fun story and great escape. I loved our characters Stella, Devon and little Ryan. The quickly work their way into your heart and you have to keep reading to see how things are going to end up. There are a few twists along the way and I was hoping everything would work out. I loved Stella’s random facts, which reminded me so much of my husband and his Fact of the Day. I’ve enjoyed all of Rachael’s books and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!


Bookworm Rating: 5

Genre: Chick Lit Romance
Publication Date: August 2011
One Word Review: Great
Author Website: www.rachaelreneeanderson.com

 
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