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My November 2015 Reading List

I love to take my time when I read. I write down unfamiliar words,  quotes that make me laugh or ones I find to really resonate with me. 35 more words


Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

Based on Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel of the same name, Far from the Madding Crowd is a sweltering and sordid motion picture from Thomas Vinterberg. This 2015 period piece features a screenplay by David Nicholls and nails down some seriously intense melodrama, blowing through a soapy tale of rocky circumstance with all the subtlety of a thunderstorm. 634 more words


Thursday Thoughts

Weather Woes
Well, we survived the temperature drop here in the Land of the Sun. On my Facebook timeline the other day, I posted something from the Arizona Fox affiliate showing the 10-day forecast which indicated a drop of temperatures into the mid-60s, and their suggestion that we all dig out our gloves, scarves and boots. 711 more words


Apparently not all Thomas Hardy novels are dismal - who knew!?

Here at Hard Book Habit, we’re not the biggest fans of Thomas Hardy. It’s like he read Elizabeth Gaskell’s work and thought ‘Well, this is far too jolly, I can do better.’ Jude The Obscure is often named in… 147 more words


Far from the Madding Crowd

I love books. Real paper and ink books that are old and have that old book scent. I can get lost for hours reading. It appears (to me) we have moved away from the art of long story telling that includes miniscule detail, comment on society, in-depth discussion of clothing, the landscape and the complexity of human relationships in painstaking detail. 817 more words

Five Great Performances With No Oscar Chance

I know the Oscars aren’t a proper a benchmark on what the best of any given year turns out to be. This is something we have all accepted. 636 more words


My Favorite Things

  • Fog
  • Sunrises
  • The smell of rain
  • Storms
  • Wind
  • Salt-and-vinegar chips
  • Raspberries
  • Sheep
  • Journaling
  • Music
  • Laughing
  • Mongolia
  • Large bodies of water that don’t have sharks
  • Tallship boats…
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