October 2019 Wrap-up #Books #BookReviews #Music #ReadingChallenge #October

Is it really November already? I love the holidays, but I can’t believe there are only two months left for 2019! We’ve been enjoying the colors of fall and had an excellent Halloween despite the snow.

 

October was a very good month. I managed to post more than I have since June of last year! It started out with my very first wrap-up ever for September which included some birthday gifts I received.

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A to Z Challenge “N” Nacho Libre “Religious Man” & “Encarnación” #AtoZChallenge #NachoLibre #JackBlack

I’ve joined in for the A to Z challenge this year which runs from April 1st to the 30th. My choice of theme is Music from Favorite Films. I’ll be sharing the songs in order of film title and will write a little about my thoughts on the movie as well.

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“N” was more difficult because there were a handful of movies with great music to share besides Nacho Libre including Napoleon Dynamite and Night at the Roxbury to name a few. All are funny movies, but nothing tops Nacho Libre in my opinion. Any movie with Jack Black is at the top of the heap for me.

The film begins with Brother Ignacio (Jack Black), a monk who grew up in a Mexican orphanage and now (as an adult) cooks for the children living there. The monastery doesn’t have much money and Ignacio is forced to use the same old ingredients repeatedly,  which doesn’t please the children. As a child, Ignacio always dreamed of being a wrestler, but he’s motivated even more now to make money for the children. He secretly becomes the luchador Nacho and pairs up with a man named Steven Esquelito who hates orphans, but joins in for the money anyways.

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A to Z Challenge: Music from Favorite Films – “D” Dangerous Minds “Gangsta’s Paradise”

I’m joining in for the A to Z challenge this year which runs from April 1st to the 30th. My choice of theme is Music from Favorite Films. I’ll be sharing the songs in order of film title and will write a little about my thoughts on the movie as well.

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My choice for “D” is the movie Dangerous Minds which is one of my favorite “teachers dealing with tough students” motion pictures. Continue reading “A to Z Challenge: Music from Favorite Films – “D” Dangerous Minds “Gangsta’s Paradise””

A to Z Challenge: Music from Favorite Films – “B” Boys on the Side “You Got It” #AtoZChallenge

I’m joining in for the A to Z challenge this year which runs from April 1st to the 30th. My choice of theme is Music from Favorite Films. I’ll be sharing the songs in order of film title and will write a little bit about my thoughts on the movie as well.

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It was hard to choose just one movie for “B” due to all the favorites: Braveheart, The Blues Brothers, Biodome, Blade, Billy Madison…and the list goes on. Ultimately, Boys on the Side wins out because of the emotional impact the movie had on me, and because one of the characters in the movie is a singer/musician. With The Blues Brothers being a big favorite and jam-packed with music, I’ll likely share it for “T” later on.

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