Movies of 2015 I’m Excited About

There are a few movies coming out this year that I’m SUPER excited about, so I thought today I’d share them with you!

Cinderella

Mar 13, 2015

I love fairytales, so it comes as no surprise that I’m really looking forward to this live-action version of Cinderella!

Plus, from what I can tell, it’s going to be absolutely BEAUTIFUL with the costumes and such… And there are several actors in it that I’ve seen before; it’s always fascinating to see people in different roles.

It seems that lately, people keep making fairytale movies, which is a trend I particularly like, and hope it will continue. Yay fairytale movies! 🙂

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Beyond the Mask

Apr 6, 2014

(BeyondTheMaskMovie.com)

I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am about this thing!!

The American Revolutionary War and masked men are two of my favorite things — so mix them together in an indie film by the Burns family (who did Pendragon: Sword of His Father) with thrilling action and awesome costumes, and John Rhys-Davies thrown in for good measure? YES PLEASE.

I’m dying to see Beyond the Mask, and if you aren’t yet, once you see the awesome trailer you probably will be too! 😉

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 1, 2015

As you may have gathered from my last post, I kind of love the Avengers (especially Hawkeye), and let’s just say I’ve been looking forward to Avengers 2 ever since I saw the first one.

I’m also kinda terrified that it will be awful and/or that I’ll get mad or heartbroken about things, since I loved the first one so much, and since I love ALL the characters a ton…

But we shall see! I’m still extremely excited!! 😀

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Dec 18, 2015

I wish there was a better poster for this one (and Avengers 2…) but things seem to still be under wraps except for the teaser trailer.

I’m one of those weird people who doesn’t feel extremely about Star Wars either way: I’m not a super-fan, nor am I one of the nay-sayers who doesn’t like Star Wars. I’ve always enjoyed them, in their way, but I’m not specifically passionate about which movies are the best (or worst) and whether the original trilogy or the prequels are better, etc.

I just… enjoy them as movies, and I’m looking forward to another Star Wars movie… especially with that cool new lightsaber. 😉

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How about you?

Are you excited/nervous about any of these movies?

What films are you looking forward to? 🙂

A Different Kind of Courage Blog Tour (Giveaway)

ADKC blog Tour

Today I’m privileged to be a part of the blog tour for A Different Kind of Courage by Sarah Holman!

Check out this post for a list of the other posts in the tour so you can read all those lovely things!

The Kindle edition of A Different Kind of Courage is on sale on Amazon during the blog tour (ending Sept. 20) for only $3.99 so you can head over here to get your own copy. You’re not going to want to miss out on reading this one. 😉

Sarah Holman is also giving away 3 ebook copies, so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

My review for

A Different Kind of Courage

by Sarah Holman

Highly recommended! 5 stars

My favorite historical time-period is probably the 1700s. I just love the feel of that time, with the muskets and pistols and coats and such. The American Revolutionary War has also always held interest for me. So it was a real treat to get to beta-read A DIFFERENT KIND OF COURAGE and visit that setting and time.

Sarah Holman did a brilliant job in creating the feel of this book–it was very well researched and I found myself impressed several times. I had read about late eighteenth-century Boston in another historical fiction book, and it felt just the same in this story! I loved that, I felt like I must really be there. I could see everything and felt totally immersed. It was wonderful.

I also liked how the author went into some of the issues behind the Revolution, and actually looked at both points of view. There are always two sides in a war, and I think Miss Holman did a good job of presenting the confusions and different viewpoints of the time. It was fascinating to read about some of the historical figures as well, including lesser-known ones, like Dr. Warren. The historical events were also well done and brought to life in a vivid way.

The main character, William, was great. Although he could be a little picky or hypocritical at times, on the whole it only made me like him more, in a “William, you thick-headed young man! But I love you all the same, you adorable, heroic person,” sort of way. I guess that would be a case of a flawed character that actually worked for me. He was just the right mix of relateable and heroic, struggling to be accepted by his family while trying to do right, and doing it in a way that no one else would.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF COURAGE is a stirring tale of adventure, secrets, politics, faith, and a touch of romance, with some muskets and double identity thrown in for good measure. (I especially loved the masked-man plot! I love stories like that, and it was probably my favorite thing in the story.)

I came away from this book feeling like I had read a good story with some memorable characters, and had learned more about the time leading up to the Revolutionary War. Enjoyment AND enlightenment. That is all I can ask of any historical fiction book.

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GIVEAWAY:

*****Here is the LINK for the giveaway!*****

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You can find A Different Kind of Courage at:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Goodreads

And the author, Sarah Holman, on:

Her Blog, Destiny of One

Goodreads

Twitter

Facebook

Pinterest

And here’s a neat website about the history and backstory of A Different Kind of Courage: http://adifferentkindofcourage.blogspot.com/