Monday, February 2, 2015

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Goodreads: From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, come a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled iwth never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Normal Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish, he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before-seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, backstage stories, and answers to lingering questions about off-screen romances that have plagued fans for years.

Stasy: I loved this book. The Princess Bride has been one of my favorite movies since childhood and Westley was one of my first movie crushes.

I am not going to share any specifics because if you loved the movie, you need to read it yourself, but I laughed through a good deal of it, smiled at more, and was genuinely touched by other stories.  Elwes is most definitely not a writer and even with the help of a professional, there are parts that seem a bit rough (which is why it lost a star), but I very much enjoyed and would recommend it to anyone.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Found on Pinterest

Time might make it a little easier to bear, but it never heals the pain entirely.

(Ignore the typo, please.)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Where does it all lead? What will become of us? There were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves."

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Well, so far, I suck... being a better blogger.

Part of that is a load of drama that went down with my online forums. That is settling down now, though.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My goals for 2015

I do not really make resolutions; more like goals to aim for. 

1) Be healthier. Not lose weight, not diet. Just be healthier. I am going to drop soda except for special occasions and stick to water. I am also hoping to get more exercise. Now that the Muppet is older, it is easier to go to the park and walk/run/play than it used to be.

2) I picked up a copy of the Writer's Devotional when I was looking for a gift for one of my nephews. I am excited about it and hope it gets my creative words flowing again. Each day has it's own thing and then at the end of the year, you have completed it. I started this past Monday (the 5th) since it says to start on a Monday.

  • Mondays: Writers on Writing. What the best writers say about the writing process, what their work means to them, and what the works of others mean to them.
  • Tuesdays: Motivation. Tips and tricks to help you keep writing, even if you have hit a wall and to help you gain the courage to share your work.
  • Wednesdays: Writing Class. Try to write in dozens of different formats and broaden your writing experience. 
  • Thursdays: Editing. Basically a grammar class once a week.
  • Fridays: Biography. What it says it is. The biographies of 52 different authors.
  • Saturdays: Books Writers Should Read. Recommendations of 52 books from across the broad spectrum.
  • Sundays: Writing Prompt. What it says it is.
I may share some of the above here from time to time. 

3) Be a better blogger, both as a writer and a reader.

4) Read 50 books. It is the same goal as last year (which I met), but I feel like to increase the number would be to set myself up for failure considering how much time (rightfully so) my not-so-much-a-baby baby takes up.

5) I would like to bring home another baby. My husband and I are in our fourth cycle of trying to create a sibling for our boys.