Sunday, 4 June 2017

Best of May



Hi All! 

This is just a fun little meme that Carole and I are going to try  and do once a month. Give a little shout-out and "badge" of honor to our favorite book and movie of the previous month. This month we'll share our favorites of May


Favorite movie:

For Carole....CHOKE  

"I didn't watch a whole lot of movies, but I must give a special shout-out to CHOKE. Lots of dark humor, deep messages, and characters that are lovable but super flawed. There is a lot of smexy moments going in since all the characters love sex, but hey - it made it even funnier and saddier all at that same time."


For M, I did not have any nominees this month. 

"No best movie. I might have watched 2 movies in May. I can not remember which ones."



Favorite book:

My pick is Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

"I read several good books in May.  I read 90% of them in the first 2 weeks when I tried to read as much as possible before the baby came. Not a second to loose! And if I have to pick one I will go with this one.  It was well written, it was an interesting story and it did not fall into too many of the YA traps that we all know. I could not stop reading and I certainly look forward to more."



Carole's pick is The Princess Bride by William Goldman

"I didn't read many good books in May. SO SAD! But I did one book that really shined out and I am kicking myself for delaying reading this book for so long. The Princess Bride was an amazing and must read book. If you loved the movie, you will love the book even more. There is more story-line and more character development. It was awesome seeing the cast in a different light and understanding more about them and their history. I love Westley even more now!!!! Best hero ever!"





About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging a long while now. The last couple of years the epic duo have been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.






62 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new baby! I really want to read Strange the Dreamer. I don't think I watched any movies in May. Have a great June!

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  2. Still need to write a review for that Laini Taylor book. But yeah, it's one of the best for me as well.

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    1. I do like her style, and I SURE hope the next one will be good too.
      As for my review, it will come...later

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  3. I love Princess Bride. I reread it every few years. A set up that will never work again but was perfect that time.

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  4. I had not heard of Choked, but I can see why it got your attention, Carole. I still need to read the Princess Bride.

    Oh, Strange the Dreamer... I remember when that came out b/c the gorgeous blue cover caught my eye.

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    1. It was a good one, I am glad the library got it

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  5. I need to read Strange the Dreamer! Can't believe I still haven't, I have the audiobook so I really have no excuse.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. I saw the Princess Bride movie with my daughter a long time ago.

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  7. Nice to have found a YA one you enjoyed and could note as top read. Has the baby arrived?

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  8. Haven't heard of the movie Choke before but those poster looks so inviting

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  9. I really should read The Princess Bride!!

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  10. I haven't watched a movie in months - too many good books to read.

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  11. I loved Strange the Dreamer too! So glad to see you enjoyed it!!

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  12. What a fun idea. I love The Princess Bride too.

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  13. YES! I loved reading The Princes Bride, too. It's a must read if you loved the movie.

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  14. I have heard such good things about Strange the Dreamer, it's on my Wishlist and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Stopping by today for #getsocial17. I look forward to reading more!

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  15. I've never read The Princess Bride but I see it get quoted everywhere. I think I'm going to have to add it to the TBR and read it for myself.
    #getsocial17
    http://www.sunnybuzzybooks.co.uk/

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    1. Ït does seem like many have read it

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  16. Hmmm maybe I should try the book since the movie was eh for me. Books are usually better, right? :D

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  17. I never read The Princess Bride but I really loved the book. I should read the book.

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  18. Stopped by from the #getsocial17 event.

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  19. I haven't read Princess Bride yet either... but I hope to fit it into the reading schedule one day. Stopping by for #getsocial2017 from Bambi Unbridled.

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  20. I've seen Choke, it's an interesting one :D

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  21. I'm really looking forward to Strange the Dreamer. I love Laini Taylor! Also I loved The Princess Bride when I read it! I didn't think I could love WEstley more than I did. #getsocial17
    Arya @ https://fangirlarya.wordpress.com/

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    1. I really hope you will love it then!

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  22. What a fun idea. Do you mind if I pinched it for my blog? A favorites post each month sounds like a lot of fun.

    Hi from Deanna's World. Glad to visit as part of the #getsocial17 event.

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  23. Oh, and thank you for visiting my blog too. :-)

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  24. I ADORE the Princess Bride! Such an amazing book! Stopping by for #Getsocial17

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  25. Ooo Strange the Dreamer yes! That book was just so beautiful inside and out. I can't wait for the sequel!
    Congrats on the new baby!

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  26. I didn't even know CHoke was a movie! I loved that book and CP, in general! #GetSocial17

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  27. That movie poster is hilarious!

    May was probably a bit of a blur for you Linda! Next month...

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  28. I've had the "Princess Bride" book on my TBR for... wayyyyy to long!

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