Is there anything more English than a scarecrow festival?
Daisy better be careful - Cruella might want a new coat.
I am reminded of an ice storm in my childhood in Missouri, sometime in the 1970s. The power was out but we had a wood stove and I read Smith‘s book by the snowlight coming in the patio door. Yes, there must have been cold pouring off the glass, but I only remember Pongo and Missis and Perdita in the snow. #winter
2378 points for week two!! #WinterGames #MerryReaders
I'm closing in on a LOT of bingo blackouts so hoping to get some extra points this week!! I really need a story where children are in Christmas costumes & someone else is wearing a Christmas sweaters while driving a vintage American vehicle, sipping eggnog, & not remembering where they are because they have amnesia!! 😂
I love this book so much!! While the Disney version is perfectly fine, the original story has more characters & more humor (although it lacks catchy show tunes). A delightful story that ends on Christmas day, making it always feel like a Christmas story to me. If you decide to read this one - and you should! - make sure to get an edition with the original illustrations by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone - they add SO much to the story!
This one always seems Christmasy to me, since the grand finale is on Christmas Eve. If you've never read the actual book, you definitely should as it is absolutely perfect.
#DearDecember #settingineurope @eggs
#WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious
Forgot to post my blog post for International Women's Day! Check out my blog celebrating the greatest female villains! Featuring Cruella De Vil, Miss Trunchbull, Cersei Lannister, and Dolores Umbridge!
I have a question for everyone: who here would be interested in doing a nostalgia swap? It‘s an idea that‘s been floating around my head for awhile. Also, are there any good swaps that still have signups open? I was so sad I missed the Valentine‘s Day swaps and St. Patrick‘s Day. I was sick both times and missed the signups!
This was such an odd book. It was entertaining, but it was weird at some points. I'm a huge fan of the Disney movie, so it was nice to see where Walt and his team found inspiration from. I will say, I think the movie took the best bits from the book and made a great movie there is one scene I wish they kept and also amp up Cruella's madness/evilness because she was delightful to read in the fun but strange book. 3/5 stars.
I picked this book up on a whim last weekend at Goodwill. Of course, I have seen the movie so many times. I have kids! The book was so much fun to read to compare to the movie. There were differences, but it was the same great story. Parts of the book were dated: for instance, Missis was not as smart as Pongo, but things like that were easy to forgive.
🎀 On the whole, I‘ll read one at a time. But if I‘m struggling with a book, I‘ll pick up another to read as well.
🎀 Definitely a movie.
🎀 Outside looking in, but if I‘ve really enjoyed a book I have a habit of creating new characters and plot lines so I can keep the story going in my head. I find it hard to let go sometimes 😂
🎀 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.
MAY 11 PROMPT: Lost Books
This 1957 Edition of the Hundred and One Dalmatians had been hidden from me as a child because my mother could not trust me to keep from coloring the illustrations (yes, that‘s my handiwork above) #lostbook. Although this is considered a first edition, the story appeared in serial form in Woman‘s Day Magazine as “The Great Dog Robbery” in 1956 & 1957.
#coololdbooks #lostbooks #oldchildrensbooks
Day 27: I used to have a Dalmatian. Her name was Shadow. I'm so torn with getting a dog for my girls 😬 I just don't know
#ashsbookmarks #the100dayproject #bookmark #craft #dogsoflitsy #dogs #dog #dalmation
I hear it's national puppy day! This is my Perdita! She makes my life brighter and gives me a reason to get every morning. She loves long walks and snuggles! I rescued her, but she rescues me every day! The best pup a girl could ask for! #nationalpuppyday
This #nationalcatday Tiger Lily is not impressed with the wig for my Cruella De Vil costume!