Category Archives: A – Z Listings

A very random list of things that run through my mind. All lists run from A – Z. Please excuse the creative licensing that I take with making things fit. Z and Q are tough! :) Hope you enjoy!

A – Z Romantic Comedy Movies

In continuing with my A-Z listings theme that I have used before, (A – Z Books for Adults; A – Z If I Were Stranded on a Deserted Island)  I have gone with one of my go-to types of movies, romantic comedy.

I did have to take a little poetic license with a couple, and there is one of those that is a stretch to make it a rom-com, but I’m not the one who names the movies. Let me just tell you, those people are sort of stingy about using the letter Q!

Hope you enjoy this. If you haven’t seen these, I highly recommend them all!

A*American President, The (Michael Douglas, Annette Bening)      [Amazon, IMDB]

BBreakfast At Tiffany’s (Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard)     [Amazon, IMDB]

CClueless (Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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DDeeds, Mr. (Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder)     [Amazon, IMDB]

EEnchanted (Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey)     [Amazon, IMDB]

FFailure To Launch (Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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GGrease (John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John)     [Amazon, IMDB]

H*- How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey)     [Amazon, IMDB]

IIt’s Complicated (Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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JJust Go With It (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston)      [Amazon, IMDB]

KKnocked Up (Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogan)     [Amazon, IMDB]

LLife As We Know It (Josh Duhamel, Katherine Heigl)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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M*My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Nia Vardalos, John Corbett)     [Amazon, IMDB]

NNotting Hill (Julia Roberts, )     [Amazon, IMDB]

OOne Fine Day (Michelle Pfieffer, George Clooney)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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P*Pretty Woman (Richard Gere, Julia Roberts)     [Amazon, IMDB]

QQueen* (Kangana Ranaut)     [Amazon, IMDB

RRoxanne (Steve Martin, Darryl Hannah)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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S*Sweet Home Alabama (Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey)     [Amazon, IMDB]

TTwenty-seven (27) Dresses (Katherine Heigl, James Marsden )      [Amazon, IMDB]

UUgly Truth, The (Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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VValentine’s Day (Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey)     [Amazon, IMDB]

WWhile You Were Sleeping (Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman)     [Amazon, IMDB]

X – SeX And The City (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis)     [Amazon, IMDB]

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YYou’ve Got Mail (Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan)     [Amazon, IMDB]

Z –  CraZy, Stupid, Love (Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore)      [Amazon, IMDB]

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One other one that I dearly love and watch over and over and over is Sabrina, both the original (1954 – Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn) [Amazon, IMDB] and the remake (1995 – Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond) [Amazon, IMDB]

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*Favorites that I can watch over and over.

**Okay, so I took a little poetic licensing with this one. It’s not really a rom-com, more of a falling in love with oneself. But how many movies with Q in the title are there?

This post contains affiliate links. I would never include an affiliate link on any product that I would not completely endorse. So if you choose to purchase through this link, I get a small payment that does not affect your price at all. And I whole-heartedly recommend these linked products! The only one I have not seen is Queen and that link is not an affiliate. 

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A – Z Books for Adults

The books for this post are book that I truly like tat were written for adult audiences. Yes, however, I do think it is perfectly OK for YAs to read these books. You can probably tell by now, though, that I am not much for paying attention to the “intended audience” part of a book. I say, if you want to read it, have at it.

A – Agenda 21 by Glen Beck – Dystopian novel, and a rather thought provoking one, at that. Make sure you read the prologue.

B – The Bourne Identity (Series) By Robert Ludlum – You have probably seen the movies. Trust me, I say this often, but really trust me on this one: The books are SO. MUCH. BETTER!

C – Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

D – Discovery of Witches (Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness – An absolutely amazing series! Trust me, you want to read this! But be prepared, you will not want to stop reading even to sleep!

E – Evil at Heart (Gretchen Lowell #3) by Chelsea Cain – This is one evil serial killer! I alittworried by Chelsea Cain – I am a little worried about Ms. Cain’s mind! It must have some really dark recesses in there!

F – First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #4) by David Baldacci – If you haveni, you haven’t read thriller mystery! Great book, great series, phenomenal author!

G – Grown Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson – I feel blessed to have read this book. I just love it. Had the absolute pleasure of having Ms. Jackson speak at my library (West Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA) a few years back and even the most cynical of boys got down-right interested in everything she had to say. Her books draw you in the same way!

H – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – This book falls into so many categories for me. Dystopian, feminism, futuristic, and just plain awesome! If you haven’t read it, pick it up soon!

I – I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark – I have to say that I am a fan of MHC. I like the ease of which her stories are written. If you like mystery and suspense without a lot of gore, these are the stories for you.

J – The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan – The beautifully written stories/histories/lives of four families, four mothers, four daughters from four perspectives as they weave the tales of their pasts, presents and futures and how the past will always shape our being and our futures.

K – The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff – Historical fiction of what many would do to save their lives and the lives of those they loved and sometimes didn’t even know during the Holocaust.

L – The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly – Read the book, see the movie. Both are wonderful. Mr. Connelly was justly served by the movie makers, this is one of the most closely kept story lines of any book to movie I know! They are both wonderful, and I rarely say that about movies! Thank you for writing such a great book that the movie could not be changed!

M – Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – From the rules of kimono, makeup, manners, rituals of being a Geisha to the hard facts that for these women love is taught to be an illusion and virginity is a money making tool. A beautifully written book about Nitta Sayuri’s life after, at age nine, she is taken to serve as a Geisha.

N – Now You See Him by Stella Cameron – A bone chilling murder suspense novel as only Cameron can write them. Her books will have you checking all the doors twice before you turn in for the night!

O – Out of the Easy by Rutya Sepetys – Oh. My. Goodness! One of the best books I have ever read! Ranks VERY high on my list of favorites. You must read this!!

P – Plum Island by Nelson DeMille – This man can weave a story like very few others. Always full of intrigue, suspense and a whole lot of humor, you cannot help but quickly learn to want his characters as personal friends. Throw in some murder and mayhem, and you have yourself one good read!

Q – Quicksand (Eve Duncan series #8) by Iris Johansen – Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor  who works with the police to solve cases.  A seriously good series that takes you through the twists and trials of murder cases and Eve’s life.

R – Room by Emma Donoghue – Amazing. Kidnapped, Held hostage. Raped repeatedly. Then out of the horror: a baby who becomes a little boy that you fall in love with in this story as he and his mother live in one little room terrified of the man.

S – Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay – Such a beautiful book and what artistic writing. This book brings you into the world of the you girl who hides her brother from the Nazis and later returns to search for him, as well as the modern day story of the family who is now renovating the apartment. Beautiful!

T – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. My absolute favorite book! I know, you read this in junior high/middle school and have no idea why I included it on an adult book list. The reason is, if you haven’t read it as an adult, you missed so much of it! It truly is an amazing book, so even if you read it when you were a teen, read it again. You’ll love it.

U – Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers by the Bathroom Reader’s Institute- Come on, it isn’t called the reading room for nothing! If you like a whole lotta good clean humor and trivia, these are the books for you. Ad there is no law that says they have to stay in the “throne room.”

V – Violets are Blue (Alex Cross series # 7) by James Patterson – Everyone reads James Patterson. Everyone! I love the Alex Cross series!

W – The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright – You will never read another book that will turn your insides to much the way this one will. There are some twists and turns that you will never see coming your way.  Wonderful book!

X – The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archeological series #1) by Lyn Hamilton – When Lara heads to Mexico to help out a friend, the friend disappears and sis witness to events that garner her some police attention until she begins to help them with their case.

Y – You Can’t Read This Book by Nick Cohen – So you think that with the collapse of the Cold War and other such events the world became a place of free thinkers? Think again. Censorship is everywhere and as a high school librarian/media specialist, it worries me that some people would rather censor everyone’s access to certain titles rather than to teach their children (and themselves) to self-censor.

Z – Zero Day (John Puller series # by David Baldacci – Heart pounding, attention grabbing. John Puller is a criminal military investigator. His father was one of the most decorated and respected commanders of his time  and his brother is in a maximum security prison for treason. Puller will need the help of at least one of them to solve the case he is facing now.

 

The links on this page go to Amazon-Smile. I do not receive any kickbacks, promotions or privileges from this website. I simply chose this site because it is user friendly, has plenty of reviews on each book and proceeds from Amazon Smile go to the charity you choose. My charity of choice for this site is the Wounded Warrior Project. Without the awesome men and women of our military, we would not have the choice to read anything we want. God bless our troops!

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A – Z YA Books that I really like. A propensity to discuss blog post.

A – Z Books for Young Adults that I really like.

Here is a list of A – Z Books for Young Adults that I really like. I hope you will enjoy some of these, also! There is a wide range of topics and genres here, so hopefully you can find something that interests you.

A – After by Amy Efaw – Wow. This book stays with you. Pretty sure your thoughts on this topic were set in your mind. See if this changes them!

B – Birthmarked Trilogy by Carah M. O’Brien – Sort of a futuristic historical story of a young girl who takes on the powers that be.

C – The Compound by S. A. Bodeen THE go-to book for boys (and girls) who do not like to read. Gets them every time!

D – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart – You just can’t go wrong with any E. Lockhart book!

E – Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted – Very good historical fiction.

F – Far From You by Lisa Schroeder – Novel in verse. This was my first of its kind and I have read all of her books since.

G – The Giver (Series) by Lois Lowry – A classic book that is about to FINALLY be a movie! Everyone should read this book!

H – Hate List by Jennifer Brown – Think you know about school shootings? Read this!

I – I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson – A cute, easy to read book for younger YA’s.

J – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – Yes, the book is even better than the movie. As usual!

K – The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – Once you get used to the writing style, you begin to really pull for the characters you meet here!

L – Light a Single Candle by Beverly Butler – Life without eyesight, but wonderful insight!

M – The Maze Runner by James Dashner – Sci-fi meets dystopia meets horror.

N – Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick – Laugh out loud funny!

O – Out of the Easy by Rutya Sepetys – Runner up for my all time favorite book! There is no way to say enough about how wonderful I think this book is!

P – Princess of the Midnight Ball (Series) by Jessica Day George – Retelling of old fairy tales. Wonderful books!

Q – Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter, need I say more?

R – Reason to Breathe (Trilogy) by Rebecca Donovan – Heart wrenching series.

S – Stolen by Lucy Christopher – This, like several others, makes you take a look at both sides of an issue.

T –  The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan – All around awesome book!! Keeps you in the dark and strikes with a deadly blow!

U – Unwind (Trilogy) by Neal Shusterman – A very unsettling issue. Turns a current day topic on its ear and makes you think hard about the beliefs of others and possibly yourself.

V – Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn Sci-fi/Fantasy. Made me want a dragon!

W – What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles – The books written by Gail Giles always make you look at issues from more than one angle. A little scary, but very thought provoking.

X – Xenocide (Ender Series) by Orson Scott Card – The Ender series is sci-fi futurism and is a really good series for guys and girls alike!

Y – The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman – Coming of age and taking control of your life.

Z – Zoo by James Patterson Sci-fi at Patterson’s best!

The links on this page go to Amazon-Smile. I do not receive any kickbacks, promotions or privileges from this website. I simply chose this site because it is user friendly, has plenty of reviews on each book and proceeds from Amazon Smile go to the charity you choose. My charity of choice for this site is the Wounded Warrior Project. Without the awesome men and women of our military, we would not have the choice to read anything we want. God bless our troops!

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A – Z If I were stranded on a deserted island…A propensity to discuss blog post.

A – Z If I were stranded on a deserted island…

If I were stranded on a deserted island, this is an A – Z list of the things I would really want to have with me. Trust me, I don’t really think this will ever happen, but if it does, I want to be prepared with all of the comforts of home.

A – Apples. Lots of them. We need to stay healthy.  Haven’t you heard the quote about “An apple a day?”

B – Books. We need potassium! So sorry to my friend Sherry. You may have to start liking these! On my fictional island adventure, many moons before I arrived a cargo plane carrying books and running low on fuel had to drop its’ load. Lucky for us, the books, bound in plastic, landed right in the middle of our island!

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“The Crew”

C – The Crew. Remember those friends I was talking about in my post The truth about friends? Yep, those people! Everyone has their own talents to bring to the party and how much fun we will have together! Always a lot of laughs with that bunch! I am also sure that one of them will have a Camera (had to sneak that one in somewhere) to document our fun!

 

D – Dogs. Yep. I need a dog. I love that unrelenting, undeserved, pure love of a dog. Such comfort from four legs and fur!

E – Eggs. Maybe a few chickens to lay these on a regular basis? Yep. Eggs. From chickens!

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The family

F – Family. The hubby, the kids and their spouses and grandkids!

G – Gourds. Imagine the things you can make from gourds, not the least of which is bowls and drink ware!

H – Hats. While they are not my favorite fashion accessory (I look like a boy when I wear a hat), I do think they would be helpful in shielding the sun.

I – Ivory soap. Hello? We want to stay clean here! No since being disgusting and smelly!

J – Journal and pens/pencils. I would want to keep a record of what happened every day and all the funny things. With the group I’m taking, there are always funny things!

K – Knowledge. We are going to need a lot of know-how about living on an island. How to find and prepare food. How to make shelter.

L – Laptop? Solar powered, of course. With Satellite internet access. When we get tired of the island, we can call for help.

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Matches…a must

M – Matches and or flint. We need to be able to make fire. Of all the things I have learned from watching countless episodes of Survivor, it is that “In survival, fire represents life.”

N – Nets. To use for fishing.

O – Oreos. Who doesn’t love a good bag of double stuff Oreo cookies?

P – Pigs. A few pigs on the island would be nice. The hubby can make lots of pork meals from one tasty little pig!

Q – Quiver full of arrows and a bow. To take down those pigs for cooking!

R – Razors. Eww…Long beards, leg and armpit hair. ‘Nough said.

S – Sunscreen. I don’t want to look like a shriveled raisin when this is all over.

T – Tents. Might as well be dry at night and everyone have their own sleeping quarters. Hey, we’re going to be comfortable here!

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Skivvies

U – Underwear. Non-see through kind. I love my family and I love The Crew, but I don’t want to see them without their skivvies!

V – Vinegar. Good for practically everything! You can clean with it, cook with it, drink it for health boosts, use it as mouthwash…the list goes on and on. Click here for more examples! 

W – Water. Yes, I’ll be on an island, but I mean potable water. You have to survive!

X – An aXe. Okay, so I took a little leeway here. But what would YOU choose that begins with the illusive letter X? Besides, we’re going to need to chop some wood for fires and to build our huts!

Y – Yacht. Hey, we need to get off this island eventually. Or maybe just sail around it a couple of times.

Z – Zip-top bags. Who knows what we may need to keep safe and dry.