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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Monday, 3 February 2014

Three Film reviews and a Book review...

Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to see some great films at my local cinema, the beautiful art deco, Rivoli in Camberwell.



I saw:
"American Hustle", which I give 5 stars. The ensemble cast were fantastic.  Especially Christian Bale.


"The Wolf of Wall Street" which was also a 5 star movie.


Leonardo Di Caprio is amazing in this film.  I think that he is a fantastic actor.  I have always thought so, from the time I first saw him as a young boy in "What's eating Gilbert Grape?"


Lastly, I saw "The Book Thief" which is a novel about Nazi Germany during WWII written by an Australian author, Markus Zusak.  It stars Geoffrey Rush (an amazing Australian actor) and the young girl in it is wonderful. Also 5 stars.


I got home from seeing the movie at 9.40pm and at 9.41pm I was reading the novel - now I can highly recommend this novel as well.


Lastly, I just want to remind you to join in the fun of my Grow Your Party Giveaway, entries close on Feb 15th, you can join in the fun on this post.

hugs,

13 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I loved The Book Thief when I read it a couple of years ago Kaye and I saw the movie last week...it was FANTASTIC! Another one that surprised me was Saving Mr Banks...totally unexpected and very, very good also! I love going to he movies!

shez said...

thankyou for the thumbs up Kaye.xx

Christine M said...

We went to see the Book Thief yesterday. I agree it was a great film. We were trying to stay cool as our cooling system died on Saturday!

Stitching Noni said...

I loved reading The Book Thief. We still haven't been to see the movie.
There are some great movies out there at the moment I just need more hours in the day so that I can go and see them! :)
Hugs x

Cath said...

I have always admired Leo but it was his role in Blood Diamonds which really made me sit up and notice him as a talented actor. I would love to see Wall Street. The trailer looks really good.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Bev C said...

Hello Kaye,

There certainly are some great movies out. I agree The Book Thief was a good movie, the cinema was full. Like you we went straight to Dymocks and purchased the book. Apparently they are busy lending that book out at our local library.

Happy Monday.
Bev.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oooh, I've been looking forward to watching all those movies. American Hustle and The Book Thief haven't come out here yet. The Wolf of Wall Street has, but they've censored it so much it's not watchable. :(

Emma/Itzy said...

I LOVE the book thief, I read the book years ago and currently rereading it before I go see the movie!

Peggy Lee said...

Some good movies to see! I've never heard of The Book Thief. I've been planted in my stitchy chair so much lately I'm out of touch with these things.

KimM said...

Sounds like I need to watch these movies! Thank you for the reviews and for the book recommendation.
Happy Stitching -

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

I saw American Hustle and loved it too!AriadnefromGreece!

Tisha Dolton said...

I can't wait to see The Book Thief. I loved the book.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm still trying to make it to all of the blogs. What a list!

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Catherine said...

Thanks for the reviews!

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