JUST LIKE HEAVEN

March 28, 2006 at 5:17 pm (Movie/Media Reviews)

jlh.jpg (Romance РDVD Рstarring Reese Witherspoon)

Aside from a few plot holes (she remembers what Armani is and how her phone got stained, but not anything about her life????) this was a solid romance. I guessed the ending before the beginning credits even started rolling, but, hey. It’s a romance, right? Pretty much guaranteed to end a certain way. Mark Ruffalo is sooo charming in this, and Reese is a cute as ever. A pretty decent chick flick.

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DO ME, DO MY ROOTS – Eileen Rendahl

March 23, 2006 at 5:06 pm (Books I've Enjoyed)

dmdmr.jpg¬†Women’s Fiction

Emily is a young widow, single mother to a seven year daughter, and clinging to what’s kept her living since losing her husband: her daughter, her parents, her husband’s best friend who’s taken a sudden interest in her, and her sisters. Meeting to touch up her sisters’ roots each month, the sisters agonize over their love lives and lack there of. They deal with family issues, health close-calls, and finding love in unexpected places.

I absolutely adored this book. It made me want to call my sister more often and love my husband a little better. The humor is hysterical and the emotions are poignant. I highly recommend this book.

From: Pocket Books, Downtown Press

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Bragging Rights

March 9, 2006 at 4:23 pm (Gab)

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I often brag about my kids and family, but now I get to brag about my dad. I’ve always been proud of him, but this week, he was given the volunteer of the year award from Wachovia Bank for his work at the Jacksonville Zoo. The zoo nominated him for all his hard work and volunteer hours — something he loves to do (we believe even more than he enjoys our own wonderful company sometimes!).

Bravo Daddy! ‘Bout time someone said a hardy thanks for all the good works you do.

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AIN’T SHE SWEET – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

March 5, 2006 at 5:06 pm (Books I've Enjoyed)

ass.gifSimply put, this might just be the most perfect romance ever written. SEP is a MASTER!

How do you go about convincing readers to root for a heroine you would have taken a contract out on in high school??? MS. Phillips has done the impossible, inspiring compassion for a world of characters who, half the time make you hate them, the other adore them.

Sugar Beth returned home in search of a painting, and must confront those she wronged years ago and prove to them all she’s changed.
If I had a scoring system, AIN’T SHE SWEET would be off the charts.

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MONSTER-IN-LAW

March 2, 2006 at 5:18 pm (Movie/Media Reviews)

mil.jpgComedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda.

I had a ball with this one. It was nice to see a romantic comedy where the comedy didn’t come at the expense of the romance. The romance was solid and I was a bit shocked to like Jennifer Lopez in such an un-divaish role

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