"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Two Years Ago ~ Movies Meet Their Match

Hello everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is utter craziness. On July 19th, 2016 it happened. I cannot believe two years have passed since I set up that crazy blue movie blog (later my sister made me change to background to something more movie like). I won't tell you the story of how it happened, because you probably already know. If not, read my post from last year.
But, you can't have a post from me without a story. Here is something I do not think I told you.
I set up my blog, and made a quick post (I had to link it, but please don't read it... it's pretty bad...) then I turned my computer off. I quickly turned it back on to see if I had any views. (Like I would have a change after five minutes. Not.) Seeing nothing I turned it off. I got my sisters and showed my unprofessional blog off to them. Turned it off. A few minutes later the lights in the house went off. We had a power outage for three hours. (Just to clarify, it was not my fault.) But I had just set up this blog and had tons of ideas and I couldn't do anything! Luckily my family and I had an awesome picnic.
38 followers (wow, so far 19 a year! Love it!) Thank you so much for supporting this little blog. I really appreciate it!
16,076 page views all time. (!!!! I cannot believe this!!!!!)
181 posts (182 counting this one!)
Most popular post: Imaginary Review: a later Wizard Of Oz (1941) [why this one?]
Comments: I have lost count.... Blogger has lost count.... everyone has....
Viewed by:
United States - 8672
Russia - 1997
France - 725
Netherlands - 503
Ukraine - 476
Canada - 385
Germany - 304
China - 169
Portugal - 162
Philippines - 111
That's a lot!
Since the start, things have definitely changed in my reviewing process. Let's take a look:
(Black is what I originally said, changes last year are in green, and changes this year are in blue.)
MOVIE EXAMPLE: Everything is either 1-10. 10 is the best.
Some kind of movie.
(I also might have some history on the movie or book.) The movie plot.
Costumes: 6
My favorite:
Script: 4
Directed by:
Produced by:
Written by:
Actors: (Starring:) 9
Cinematography by:
Music by:
(If I think there could be better actors I will put them here.)
Good Quotes: "And I keyn't stan' 'em." (Sorry, I couldn't find any other way to get the accent right.)
Storyline: 2 ( I really like it to be original or if they are doing something based on a book, I will rate it on how close to the book it is.)
Good For:
Overall Score:

And for books pretty much the same but with:
BOOK EXAMPLE: 1-10. 10 is the best.
Book name.
Characters: 7
(I will probably list my favorite)
Words: 3
(I like authors who use lots of words.)
Storyline: 9
(This is completely based on how I liked it. Tell me your opinion too!)
Good For:
Overall Score:
Pretty much the same.
I'm so happy I could dance around the room!
About Moi ~ currently:
I am (re-)reading:
Anne of Green Gables - by L. M. Montgomery
I am watching:
As it is #CleanMovieMonth, movies from 1934-1954. (Well, I'm trying anyway.)
Top 5 Favorite books:
Anne of Green Gables - by L. M. Montgomery
Holes - by Louis Sachar
Pride & Prejudice - by Jane Austen
The Hobbit - by J. R. R. Tolkien
Pax - by Sara Pennypacker
Top 5 Favorite movies:
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
STAR WARS IV: A New Hope (1977)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Son of Monte Cristo (1941)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Well, I think that is about it. Just to let you know, my sister randomly chose Meet Me in St. Louis and An American in Paris for the images.
Ta-ta! That's all folks!
Thank you so much for reading! (For two years!)



  1. Happy two-year anniversary! ;)
    I think I'm coming close to three years now. Or is that just my mind messing things up?
    Nope, it's true, I checked. Three years now. Wow, how time flies by. I remember MY first post(Eck...so awkward when I read my first few posts)
    Anyhow...congratulations on two years of blogging!

    1. Thank you so much, Ruth! :D
      That is so awesome that you are coming up on three! I don't even understand time anymore. Same, whenever I reread my first few posts I cringe...
      Thanks again!

  2. CONGRATS!!! I love your blog, and I am so glad I "met" you on here! <3 <3

    1. Aw, thanks Gray!!! <3 I really am so glad I "met" you on here, too!!!!!! <3 <3

  3. Happy Blogiversary MC!! I love your blog!! :D

    1. Thank you so so very much, Miss Woodhouse! I love your blog too! :D

  4. Congratulations on your blogiversary!! This was a fun post to read. I look forward to more posts to come!

    1. Thank you, Sarah! :D I'm glad you enjoyed this. I try to be funny, but sometimes it doesn't work. I'm excited for some of the posts I've got planned for this year! Thanks again! :)

  5. Ahhh, congrats, MC!! You're AWESOME! :D <3 <3 <3

    Isn't it so wild to see how many pageviews you've gotten from people from different countries?!?!

    1. Aw!!!! Thank you so much, Olivia!! <3 You are awesome too. :D

      It is insane! I seriously could not believe it!!! So many people!

  6. AAAhhh! Happy Blogiversary!!! (Sorry I missed it while on vacation.)


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