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Film review: Return to Oz (1985)

(This was going to be a simple 500-word review, but ballooned to essay length.)

Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars

Many would soak me with a pail of water for saying this, but I prefer director and co-writer Walter Murch’s dark, strange film… 1,300 more words

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I've Read the Most Books From

It’s been longer than I planned since I last posted, since we were down in Surrey and the internet connection was terrible. Anyway, this week’s theme is the authors I’ve read the most books from. 539 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Queen Latifah Gets Title Role, Mary J. Blige Is the Wicked Witch in NBC's 'The Wiz'

A great deal of interest was sparked when it was announced the NBC’s next live musical would be The Wiz (especially considering tepid ratings and responses to  268 more words


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Audiobook edition

The Wizard of Oz is one of the best stories out there. Many of us have grown up with it, and if you haven’t, you are probably familiar with Dorothy’s ruby (or silver) slippers, her three companions, and the Wicked Witch of the West. 186 more words


Thanks a bunch, Mr. Baum!

I don’t like thunder—
Lightning, or twister’s wonders.
I bunker-hunker.



“As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing.

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June '15 Update - Ashley

Wow!  Can you tell it’s summer break?  Both books read and blog post complete and it’s not even the last week of June!  I actually leave for Mexico next week – time to decide which books I’m packing!   785 more words