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    pretty in pink

    This pink silk kimono is a gift from my sweet mother and I stole the straw hat from my gardening father. They’re both oh so pretty. I miss my parents terribly and have the kimono and hat hanging on my closet door in Ottawa. They don’t let me take many pictures of them, so it’s nice to have a visual reminder of some sort. Two weekends ago I went to the tulip festival, one of Ottawa’s highlights. It did my soul so much good seeing all of those pretty flowers. It’s so easy to get caught up in your head with your own little thoughts. Nature is often the best…

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    A-Z Bookish Survey

    I stole this blog idea from the lovely Miss Xandra at Fashionably Light. Author you’ve read the most books from: Agatha Christie. Best Sequel Ever: The Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. Currently Reading: Alvaro del Portillo by Salvador Bernal. I’m going to his beatification in Spain in less than 30 days!  Drink of Choice While Reading: Tea. Always tea. E-reader or Physical Book? Physical book. Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: Fitzwilliam Darcy. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Hidden Gem Book: Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier. Important Moment in your Reading Life: Reading my first “real” book: Les malheurs…

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    Ender’s Game

    The premiere of Ender’s Game was heart breaking. Not a book meant to be adapted to film evidently. The acting was great and so were the sets, but the story is so much of what is going on inside Ender’s mind and that’s really hard to translate into a movie. Either you would have Ender narrate the entire thing and have a movie with very little dialogue, or you transfer his thoughts into dialogues and the whole result is just bizarre for anyone who’s read the book. I’ve read Ender’s Game probably 6 or 7 times, I’d be interested to know what people think of the movie if they’ve never…