outdoors

& summer movies

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Being outside is awesome. Watching movies is awesome. Now, put them together! That’s right, the season for outdoor movies has started. Here you can find the FULL list of outdoor movies that will be playing this summer in DC. I hope to see you at the movies.

new year, new books

a good read

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This year I am challenging myself to read at least seven new books. While in college, I never wanted to read for enjoyment because my textbooks took precedents. Since being out of school, I’ve read dozens of books, some I couldn’t even tell you the names. I am a firm believer that reading is something to keep the mind active and your imagination running wild.

Finding a new book to read is hard. Sometimes, even reading a book is hard. When you go to a movie with someone, you have instant gratification once the film ends because each of you will spit comments back and forth. For me, it’s hard to read a book sometimes becasue I won’t get that opportunity to discuss a book–this is probably why book clubs started.

Currently, Monuments of Men is on my docket. This book has been on my back burner since I saw a preview for it in the Summer. I am excited about reading this book and really diving into it. Based on a true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, what’s there not to be excited about? They’ve turned this book into a film that will be released at the end of February. Take a peek at the trailer, doesn’t this make you want to read the book?

If you have any suggestions for books to read, please let me know! I am interested in reading all, and any books this year.

secret life of

Walter Mitty

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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is based on a short story first published in 1939, which was adapted to a film. This weekend, I had the opportunity to see “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and it is a fantastic movie. This film will keep you on the edge of your seat, and it is a perfect flick for a new perspective that most people are looking for in a new year. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend it, check out the trailer below!

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer,to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

holiday movies to watch

here’s the list

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First and foremost, a very merry Christmas to all! A big family tradition for me is cozying up next to the fire, with the pup playing and the family all in one room, watching holiday movies. So far today, we’ve already watched three: Holiday Inn, I’ll be Home for Christmas and Window Wonderland. The following are a few movies to watch during the holiday season.

Die Hard

I’ll be Home for Christmas

Love Actually

Christmas Vacation

Home Alone

White Christmas

Charlie Brown Christmas

Elf

Santa Claus

Jack Frost

Before the day ends, I trust that my family will have conquered this list! From the list above, we have two left. Christmas is kind of a big deal in this household. With that,  I will leave you to enjoy your family and your holiday traditions.