Happy St. Patrick’s Day…

In celebration of my Irish heritage I want to share a clip from one of my favorite Irish films “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”–Enjoy!

May your life be filled with moments that inspire you!

March Mysteries & Thrillers…

March Madness is here!! (and I am not referring to basketball)–I am referring to books.

Here are a few of my March mystery suggestions.

  1. Breaking Point, by C. J. Box
  2. Six Years, by Harlan Coben
  3. The Obituary Writer: A Novel, by Ann Hood
  4. Murder Below Montparnasse, by Cara Black
  5. Bay of Fires: A Novel, by Poppy Gee
  6. The Accursed, by Joyce Carol Oates
  7. Golden Egg, by Donna Leon
  8. A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery, by Elly Griffiths
  9. Donnybrook: A Novel, by Frank Bill
  10. The Andalucian Friend: A Novel, by Alexander Soderberg

Breaking PointSix YearsObituary WriterMurder BelowBay of FiresGolden Egg

May your life be filled with moments that inspire you!

Poetry to Inspire…

I recently discover the “Wild Irish Poet” and wanted to share the beauty of his poetry on this lazy Sunday morning.

Take time to enjoy the beauty around you, and may your life be filled with moments that inspire you!

There’s no place like home…

In honor of Oscar Sunday I want to remember one of the motion picture greats—“The Wizard of Oz”.

It has been 74 years since the movie’s release and it lives on today in those of us who are still young at heart.  The film was nominated for Best picture, it lost to another MGM film, “Gone with the Wind”.  However, it won the Oscar for best original song-“Over the Rainbow”.  The U. S. Library of Congress considered the film to be “culturally significant”, and selected the movie for preservation in the National Film Registry, in 1989. The film is also among the British Film Institutes top ten films you should see by the age of 14, but I think if you are still alive and kicking you should see this “movie great” at least once a year!

Let’s not forget L. Frank Baum, the American author whose creative genius was the catalyst for this wonderful motion picture.  Baum, who was the author of the 14 original Oz books, died 20 years before the film’s release.  Although he never saw his work on the big screen I think he would be pleased with the legacy he left for future generations.

May your life be filled with moments that inspire you!

Happy Valentine’s Day…

Happy Valentine’s Day from TJay’s Bookshelf

Valentine Tree

You know what’s coming next…Yes, another list of romantic movies.

Here are five of my favorite “chick flicks”:

  1. The Notebook
  2. City of Angles
  3. The Lake House
  4. Kate & Leopold
  5. You’ve Got Mail

May your life be filled with moments that inspire you!

My Weekend Movie Pick…

My weekend movie pick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, is one of my favorites!  You can find this movie on DVD, or better yet find it online.  What a perfect movie for a snowy weekend—cuddle up with your favorite person, under your favorite blanket, with a cup of hot chocolate—and enjoy!

To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless story that has the ability to transcend time and place. It also has the ability to both entertain and educate us. Harper Lee’s characters show us what unconditional love is, by demonstrating acceptance of all men, “….there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” Atticus (my favorite character) shows us that real courage is standing up against adversity, while maintaining your dignity, and challenging the boundaries. Like the symmetry of ebony and ivory we are all needed to sing the song of the mockingbird.

May your life be filled with moments that inspire you!

Happy Sunday…

I hope your day includes a great book!!

May your life be filled with moments that inspire you!

Kenna Gordon

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