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

Friday, July 19, 2019

Three Years Ago: Movies Meet Their Match

Hello, all of you movie and book lovers!
Look what I found! Is it a blogiversary post?
THREE years ago today, on July 19th 2016, I published my first post on this blog. Ah!! I can't believe that I have come this far!! Blogging has been so much fun, I have loved sharing my thoughts on books and movies and being able to talk about them with you all! Because I love to celebrate everything, each year I have had a blogiversary (blogoversary? blogaversary? How do you say this?) post. Here are the posts: From 2018, From 2017, and The Original (You don't have to go read them, they are pretty "cringy" and I'll summarize here. Though they do have some interesting stories...).
This is what I look like when I read my old posts.
Now, without further ado, let's see some stats and what has changed since day 1.

Followers: 51  (Whoo hoo! A huge thank you to all of you for tolerating me for so long!!!)
All time page views: 33,622 (This is the craziest of all the craziness!!!!).
Viewed by:
United States - 15519, Russia - 3184, France - 2874, Canada - 1994, Germany - 1109, Indonesia - 1042, Ukraine - 905, Singapore - 634, United Arab Emirates - 607, Netherlands - 596.
Posts: 265 (266 with this one).
You'd better listen to how grateful I am.
Most popular post: Imaginary Review: a later Wizard Of Oz (1941). (I don't understand why, I mean, I just made it up).
My 3 favorite posts: Older vs. Newer Review: CinderellaMovie Review: Moana (2016), & Movie Review: Hercules (1997). (Wow, all of these have been in 2019. It has been a good year so far!)
Those are the times that I've hit the bulls eye.
Comments: Too many to count. I love each one that I get!

Each year I become a better blogger, so let's see what I've improved.
(Original will be in black, 2017's changes in green, 2018's changes in blue, and this year's changes in maroon/purple).

MOVIE EXAMPLE: Everything is either 1-10. 10 is the best.
Disclaimer (Guarantee)
Some kind of movie.
Based on:
(I also might have some history on the movie or book.) The movie plot.
Costumes: 6
Costumes by: (Only if I can find who designed them).
My favorite:
Script: 4
Directed by:
Produced by: (I added this in 2017, but took it out this year)
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.)
Oscars won:
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:
Age Range: (I added this because of Kara's post).
Overall Score:
Bonus thoughts: (This is my favorite that I've added this year, because I actually get to tell you my [spoiler free] thoughts! Can you believe that I didn't do that for so long?)

And for books pretty much the same but with:
BOOK EXAMPLE: 1-10. 10 is the best.
Disclaimer (Guarantee)
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:
Age Range:
Overall Score:
Bonus thoughts:
Pretty much the same.
Isn't reminiscing fun?

What I am currently into:
Reading: Persuasion - by Jane Austen. I'm almost done, and I am loving it.
Watching: It is also #CleanMovieMonth85, so only films from 1934-1954.
My Top 5 Favorite Books:
Anne of Green Gables - by L. M. Montgomery
Holes - by Louis Sachar
The Hobbit - by J. R. R. Tolkien
North & South - by Elizabeth Gaskell
My Top 5 Favorite Movies: (Argh, this is so hard!)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (Oh, that's why I'm using these photos...)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Why is that so much harder than it used to be? I guess I've seen more movies and read more books so there are too many to decide.

Well, I think that's it! Thank you so much, again, for reading!
Have a lovely day!
What are your favorite posts that I've done?



  1. Happy Blogiversary!!! 3 years is so awesome! :D

    1. Thanks, Elanor!! I still can't believe it! It has been fun! :D

  2. Happy Blogoversary, MC!! It's been such a pleasure knowing you through our blogs! Here's to further blogging adventures!

    1. Thank you, Catherine! Yes, indeed! I'm so glad that we found each other and became friends! Here's to the future posts! :)

  3. Happy blogoversary MC!!! 3 years is AMAZING!!! *throws buckets of confetti*


    1. *dances in the confetti raining down* Thanks, Ceci! I really don't know here time goes! :)

  4. Happy blogoversary!! Three years is amazing! It is neat to see where other bloggers are at in their journey.

    1. Thank you! Right? I have improved so much since my first posts (thy were so cringy) and I have met so many awesome bloggers, I can't wait to read all the posts for years to come!

  5. How fun! Congratulations and happy blogoversary to a wonderful friend and blogger! :D


    1. Aw, thank you so much, Amber! It has been a joy to get to know you! :D

  6. Oh yay!!! Happy blog bithday!


  7. Three yeas!!!! How fun! And love reading how the blog has changed. It's pretty fun how our blogs do that ;) Just like us ;D


    1. Exactly! When I first started, I was really shy and nervous and didn't really want to say too much, but now my posts are super long because I have so much to say! Lol. I'm glad that you liked this post! ;D

  8. Happy (late) blogoversary!!! Three years is a LONG time, girl. Kudos!

    And thanks for the mention! :)

    1. Aw, thanks Kara!! I still can't believe it, it seems like I just started!!

      Sure thing! Your post was very helpful! :)


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