Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bookcase Tour!!!

YES!  Today is the day I am going to be showing ya'll my bookcase!!!!   I have had my bookcase for about...ten months now?  Before I had my bookcase I stored all of my books on smaller bookcases in my closet.  I couldn't enjoy looking at them in there so I decided that I would like a big bookcase to have out in my room. 

I found my bookcase on Craigslist, me my dad and brother went and got it.  It was black, which doesn't go with my room, AT ALL!  So, my Daddy painted it a nice creamy color for me.  It matches my room perfectly!!!  As the months have rolled by, I have gotten new knick-knacks to display on it (of course, new books, too) and I am so happy with how it looks.  I still can't fit ALL of my books on it, so some still remain in my closet.  ;)  And now the moment you have all been waiting for, I present to bookcase. (I apologize in advance for not great picture quality)

At the top of my bookcase I have some vintage suitcases with vintage hats on top.  Next to them I have three vintage cameras.

The top shelf is the only shelf that I have read ever single book on it.  From book reviews to just...books I read. ;)  For décor, I have two vintage cameras.

My second shelf from the top has books I haven't read and or finished reading. For knick-knacks I have another vintage hat, a metal sewing machine (it's cool and rusted), a crocheted tea pot (that is supposed to be an ornament, but I like it as décor), and a vintage tin container (I LOVE vintage tins!!). 

The third shelf contains my vintage/old books.  I love me some old books!!! <3

Ahhh...the fourth shelf.  This shelf contains my beloved Tolkien and Lewis books.  I collect different copies of LOTR and I'm up to five different copies of The Hobbit. :D  As for decorations, I have a neat container that looks like a vintage camera, with a Mickey Mouse pen in it I got from Mexico.  On the opposite side I have another vintage camera (can you tell I like em'?) and the little brown pouch?  Inside of it is a little thingy that I believe is for a camera to help it with the flash, something like that.

The fifth shelf....It's blurry.  I apologize.  Anyways, this shelf is a cross between classical and fairytales (and Melanie Dickerson).  For décor, there is this little boy on a bicycle and on the other end is notepad paper that comes out of a box that looks like a typewriter. 

And the sixth and final shelf contains...a mix of different things.  From more classical to Janette Oke and hiding behind King Raven is Frank Pretti and others.  Really just a miscellaneous shelf.

And the overall view, along with a glimpse into my room. Well I hope you enjoyed getting a peek at some of my books. And I also hope you have a great day!!  Blessings ~ Morgan

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Movie Bombs That Were Great

Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I have done a post.  Well, I am back now with a post on movies that flopped at the box office that I enjoyed.  Just because a movie didn't do well at the theater doesn't mean its a "bad movie".  So off of the list on Wikipedia of "Box Office Bombs", here are my top 15 movie "bombs" that I liked(in no particular order).

1. Jack the Giant Slayer.  I liked this movie very much.  It brings more to the classic fairy tale of Jack and the Bean stock .  I also liked how they ended it leaving it open if they wanted to do a sequel(though they probably won't since it is on the "box office bombs" list *cough*). 

2. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  I have mentioned this movie before in an older post, but it is unfortunately on the "bomb" list.  I loved this movie!  There are some *ahem* inappropriate things that can easily be skipped, but other than that it has a great story line and awesome action!

3. Monster Trucks.  This was a funny movie!  Not what I was expecting at all, but really cute and clean.

4. Pan.  Awesome movie!  I'm sad that it didn't do well at the box office.  I still hope they may make a sequel!  And I also love Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard!  Did you know that Hugh Jackman was originally considered for the role of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean?  The reason they went with Johnny Depp instead was because at the time Jackman wasn't known in the US, only in Australia as an actor.  I think it's great to finally see him as a pirate.  I honestly think he could have pulled of Sparrow, but Johnny Depp is Jack and always will be. 

5. Rise of the Guardians.  Ahh such a cute movie!  I love the whole feel of it.  I mean come on, Santa is a Russian with Naughty and Nice tattooed on his arms(see photo)!  Jack Frost is voiced by Chris Pine, who I really like as an actor.  And the Easter bunny has an Australian accent by none other than Hugh Jackman.  Super cute, fun, and overall great movie!   

6. Sahara.  This is a fun movie as well!  Action, adventure, and a funny sidekick that I like better than the main character (again, I love sidekicks<3).

7. Treasure Planet.  LOVE this movie!  Super cute movie based off of Treasure Island.  I have always loved this movie even when I was little.  It's got great story telling, action and adventure.

8. Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Again, really fun movie!  I really liked the first one, Alice in Wonderland and this one was good, too!  Plus, Richard Armitage has a short role, but it was cool to see him as well.

9. Ben-Hur.  Wonderful movie! Bit different from the original, but that's ok!  That chariot scene was amazing(as always)!

10.  Cowboys and Aliens.  Do you see the date?  It came out on my birthday (I didn't even know that till just now)!  Well shoot, of course I like it!  Any who, you'd think the name sounds ridiculous, but it actually works!  Super fun, action and adventure story (can you tell those are my favs?).

11.  Ender's Game.  Feel like I keep repeating myself, but that's ok!  Great movie!  Super fun, outer space adventure.  I read the book after I saw the movie and yah know what?  I liked the movie better.  Sure the book gives WAY more info, but I really liked how they did the movie. 

12.  Hugo.  Uh same kid that played in Ender's Game, Asa Butterfield.  But he is a great actor!  LOVED Hugo!!!  Super sweet movie!

13.  John Carter.  Very creative, fun movie!  I don't know what else to say, except that I liked it!

14.  The BFG.  Loved this movie!  Super sweet!

15. Battleship.  Yup, it's based off the game, Battleship.  And yah know what?  It's really good!  I like how they took the game and incorporated it into the movie.  Very fun movie!

Well, I must say that I am sad that other people didn't go and see these fun movies!  It's a bummer when a really good movie fails at the theaters.  That doesn't mean we still can't enjoy them knowing that they are good even if they didn't "rake in the dough". 

Well, I guess that's it for now.  I hope you all have a great weekend!  Blessings, Morgan

P.S. Happy June!